U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North is questioned by John Nields during Iran-Contra hearing before Joint Congressional Committee
Washington DC USA Date:1987, July 7 Duration:22 min 55 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North testifies before a Joint Congressional Committee formed to investigate the Iran-Contra affair in the United States. Mr. John Nields, Counsel for the Committee, asks Lt. Colonel North about the President's knowledge regarding the deal, and his meeting with the President regarding the same. Mr. Nields further questions the witness about the documentation and memorandums written by him, absence of the President's initials on them, and their approval by the Security Council. Nields then discusses the Admiral's letter dated 7th April 1986, regarding the recommendation to prepare a paper for the President. Lastly he questions the Lt. Col about the shredding of the memorandums on 21st November 1986.
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