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His interrogation of Oliver North was barely under way when Arthur Liman, chief counsel for the Senate committee, zeroed in on the black ring binder on the table in front of North. During lengthy questioning from the other lawyers, the Marine colonel had frequently consulted the book before giving his answers.

"What is in the book, sir?" Liman inquired. North began to explain that it contained notes that he and his attorney, Brendan Sullivan, had prepared. Sullivan abruptly cut his client off: "Don't tell him what it includes." He angrily asserted that Liman had no right to know.

Impervious, Liman continued...