Conspiracy, Fraud, Theft and Cover-Up: Iranscam Indictment by Walsh

Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh presents his long-awaited charges

Throughout his 15-month investigation of the Iran-contra affair, Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh has been a figure of courtly stoicism. Amid the drama of last summer's congressional Iranscam hearings, the stern-faced 76-year-old prosecutor remained quietly in the background. Despite the court battle over the constitutionality of his appointment and the barbs of critics who said his probe was moving too slowly, he moved calmly ahead with his search for evidence. But when he appeared outside federal court in Washington last week, Walsh uncharacteristically allowed his thin lips to curl into a tight, satisfied smile. Finally, he could announce the fruits of his...

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