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July 25, 1987 | United Press International
The State Department improperly awarded government contracts to a public relations firm founded by a conservative fund-raiser who was charged in the Iran- contra affair, a report by the department's inspector general showed Friday. The report states that State Department regulations were bypassed or violated in some of the contracts, which totaled $436,000 over 18 months and were awarded to the firm for work in support of the rebels in Nicaragua.
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April 8, 1990 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When members of Congress wanted to know two years ago who was primarily responsible for the Iran-Contra affair, former National Security Adviser John M. Poindexter told them defiantly: "The buck stops here with me." "I made the decision," Poindexter testified to the Iran-Contra committees. "I had the authority to do it. I thought it was a good idea. I was convinced that the President would in the end think it was a good idea, but I did not want him to be associated with it."
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September 19, 1987 | MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writer
National Security Council officials, overriding objections from Secretary of State George P. Shultz, effectively commandeered a State Department agency in 1983 to marshal political and public-relations backing for the Nicaraguan rebels, the House Iran- contra investigative committee said Friday. Internal Reagan Administration documents, released by the House panel on Friday, detailed bureaucratic sparring between Shultz and former National Security Adviser William P.
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September 19, 1987 | MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writer
National Security Council officials, overriding objections from Secretary of State George P. Shultz, effectively commandeered a State Department agency in 1983 to marshal political and public-relations backing for the Nicaraguan rebels, the House Iran- contra investigative committee said Friday. Internal Reagan Administration documents, released by the House panel on Friday, detailed bureaucratic sparring between Shultz and former National Security Adviser William P.
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May 1, 1987 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
FBI Director William H. Webster, concluding his confirmation hearings to be CIA director, Thursday disclosed two additional attempts by Lt. Col. Oliver L. North to delay federal criminal investigations involving figures linked to efforts to finance Nicaragua's contras during the period when U.S. government aid was illegal. In one case, North sought to delay a federal grand jury appearance by Richard R.
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April 30, 1987 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
In a major break in the Iran- contra investigation, conservative fund-raiser Carl R. (Spitz) Channell pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to defraud the government in connection with more than $2 million he raised for the Nicaraguan rebels. He also named former White House aide Oliver L. North as a co-conspirator. As part of a plea agreement with independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, Channell promised to cooperate in the continuing investigation. U.S. District Judge Stanley S.
NEWS
April 8, 1990 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When members of Congress wanted to know two years ago who was primarily responsible for the Iran-Contra affair, former National Security Adviser John M. Poindexter told them defiantly: "The buck stops here with me." "I made the decision," Poindexter testified to the Iran-Contra committees. "I had the authority to do it. I thought it was a good idea. I was convinced that the President would in the end think it was a good idea, but I did not want him to be associated with it."
NEWS
July 6, 1989 | From Times wire services
U.S. District Judge Stanley Harris today sentenced public relations consultant Richard R. Miller to serve two years' probation and perform 120 hours of community service for using a tax-exempt foundation to funnel private donations to Oliver L. North's aid pipeline for the Nicaraguan rebels.
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July 22, 1987 | Associated Press
Two investigations have uncovered irregularities in the awarding of State Department contracts to publicize the Administration's pro- contra and Central America policies, Administration and congressional sources said Tuesday.
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May 8, 1987 | United Press International
Brent Scowcroft, who served on the Tower Commission that investigated the Iran- contra affair, said Thursday that independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh's team is "dragging this out longer than they need to be." "The whole dispute is basically a dispute over policy rather than illegality," Scowcroft said in a speech to a symposium sponsored by the World Affairs Council. "The basic issues involved in this are not those of criminal culpability," he said.
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July 25, 1987 | United Press International
The State Department improperly awarded government contracts to a public relations firm founded by a conservative fund-raiser who was charged in the Iran- contra affair, a report by the department's inspector general showed Friday. The report states that State Department regulations were bypassed or violated in some of the contracts, which totaled $436,000 over 18 months and were awarded to the firm for work in support of the rebels in Nicaragua.
NEWS
May 1, 1987 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
FBI Director William H. Webster, concluding his confirmation hearings to be CIA director, Thursday disclosed two additional attempts by Lt. Col. Oliver L. North to delay federal criminal investigations involving figures linked to efforts to finance Nicaragua's contras during the period when U.S. government aid was illegal. In one case, North sought to delay a federal grand jury appearance by Richard R.
NEWS
April 30, 1987 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
In a major break in the Iran- contra investigation, conservative fund-raiser Carl R. (Spitz) Channell pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to defraud the government in connection with more than $2 million he raised for the Nicaraguan rebels. He also named former White House aide Oliver L. North as a co-conspirator. As part of a plea agreement with independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, Channell promised to cooperate in the continuing investigation. U.S. District Judge Stanley S.
NEWS
June 11, 1987 | United Press International
Independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh paid a rare visit Wednesday to the federal grand jury investigating the Iran- contra affair and warned reporters that vacation plans in July would be unwise. After spending about 15 minutes with the panel at the U.S. District Courthouse, Walsh declined to comment on why he was there or when he might seek further indictments in the case. He did indicate that his visit with the jury was routine. "I come down here from time to time," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1987
As congressional committees seek to reveal the hidden truths behind the Iran- contra scandal, independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh and his staff have been pursuing their own investigation, all the way into the White House. The interim results are impressive. Two men--Carl R. (Spitz) Channel, a conservative fund-raiser, and Richard R.
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