Who Knew What and When Did They Know It?

Donald Regan

The President's chief of staff attended two meetings of the National Security - Council, in December 1985 and January 1986, at which the proposed Iran initiative was discussed. But, while aware of the Iran operation, Regan had no suspicions of any contra connection, he told aides, until Friday, Nov. 21, when Attorney General Edwin Meese revealed the preliminary results of his inquiry. According to the Los Angeles Times, however, Lieut. Colonel Oliver North has told several people that he briefed Regan about the diversion of funds to the contras in January and kept him regularly informed afterward. Regan vehemently...

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