Oliver North guilty of tricking Congress – archive, 5 May 1989

Iran 0 Comment 1

5 May 1989: An aide to President Ronald Reagan was convicted after a newspaper reported that the US had secretly supplied arms to Iran

The former National Security aide, Oliver North, the man at the heart of the 1986 Iran-contra affair, was yesterday found guilty on three counts – including deceiving Congress and receiving an illegal gratuity – in a verdict which seems certain to rebound with a vengeance on President Bush and his predecessor, Mr Reagan.

The three counts were: shredding government documents; accepting a bribe in the shape of a security fence; and seeking to keep the truth from Congress.

Related: President Reagan exonerated in Irangate scandal: From the archive, 27 February 1987

Continue reading…
Source: iran
Link : Oliver North guilty of tricking Congress – archive, 5 May 1989

Author

Leave a comment

Search

Back to Top