Iran-Contra: North Returns A Favor

North Returns A Favor

Among the witnesses at congressional hearings on the Iran-contra scandal, former National Security Adviser John Poindexter was the only one "who didn't hang Oliver North out to dry." So says North, who last week sought to convince Federal Judge Harold Greene that he should not be forced to testify at Poindexter's upcoming trial. North claimed that his memories of the secret arms sale to Iran had become so intertwined with the account Poindexter gave Congress that he could no longer distinguish between them. The implication was that he could not give evidence against Poindexter without violating an immunity agreement under which...

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