May 22, 1987 |
Former White House aide Oliver L. North persuaded wealthy Americans to donate millions of dollars to the Nicaraguan rebels by giving them unorthodox private briefings, once even outlining a secret U.S. plan to overthrow the Sandinistas, the congressional committees investigating the Iran- contra scandal were told Thursday. Potential contributors frequently got what Sen. Warren B. Rudman (R-N.H.
July 13, 1994 |
The back-yard barbecue in a leafy Virginia suburb was half over and the time had come for Oliver L. North, Republican candidate for Senate, to speak. Before jumping into his standard stump speech about the evils of the Washington Establishment he hopes to tangle with for a second time, the former Marine lieutenant colonel and Iran-Contra defendant referred to his wife of 26 years. "Betsy was supposed to be here half an hour ago, but she's operating on Betsy Standard Time," he said.
April 10, 1989 |
A scheduled appearance by fired White House aide Oliver L. North has been canceled because of poor ticket sales, promoters said today. Only 400 tickets were sold for Saturday's appearance, said attorney Rusty Johnston, chairman of the Mobile County Republican Committee and head of the "South Loves North" committee.
May 5, 1987 |
Nov. 19, 1984. The day's news was sensational: a natural gas explosion that killed more than 250 in a Mexico City shanty town; a meeting between Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi and terrorist Abu Nidal; the bombing of an abortion clinic in Washington. Nobody noticed what happened in Hamburg, West Germany. It was there that two retired spies--one American, one Iranian, chatted fatefully about American hostages in Lebanon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1986
What a wonderful country this is! Members of Congress and private citizens alike are demonstrating their God-given right to express their opinions regarding the Iran arms scandal. These self-proclaimed patriots are now publicly showing their support for Lt. Col. Oliver L. North by offering to contribute to a fund for his defense. I have just one question: Where can I send my contribution for his prosecution? MATTHEW B. TEPPER Los Angeles
May 5, 1989 |
Oliver L. North's conviction on the charge of concealing and destroying White House records and documents means he will lose his monthly military retirement pay of about $1,900, the Marine Corps said Thursday. In fact, the jury's guilty verdict on that charge means that North may no longer identify himself as retired Lt. Col. Oliver North.
June 2, 1996 |
Oliver L. North, who blames his 1994 U.S. Senate defeat on opposition from Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.), urged Republicans to oust Warner in a June 11 GOP primary. North told delegates to the Republican state convention in Salem, Va., to vote for challenger James C. Miller III, a former Reagan administration budget director who lost the Senate nomination to North two years ago.
October 14, 1992 |
A federal judge dropped two of the nine criminal counts against Clair E. George, the former chief of CIA covert operations who faces a retrial next week in an Iran-Contra case. George originally was charged with covering up White House aide Oliver L. North's secret Contra resupply network and concealing his knowledge of the Ronald Reagan White House's arms sales to Iran. He remains charged with four counts of false statements, two perjury counts and one count of obstructing the grand jury.