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Gates was implicated in the Iran-contra scandal

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  • Greg Cannon
    http://hnn.us/roundup/entries/31649.html Gates was implicated in the Iran-contra scandal Source: Report of Lawrence Walsh (8-4-93) Defense Secretary-designate
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 8, 2006
      http://hnn.us/roundup/entries/31649.html

      Gates was implicated in the Iran-contra scandal

      Source: Report of Lawrence Walsh (8-4-93)

      Defense Secretary-designate Robert M. Gates was
      implicated in the Iran-contra scandal of 1986.

      He was not indicted by special counsel Lawrence Walsh.
      But Walsh in his report devoted a chapter to Gates and
      concluded:

      Independent Counsel found insufficient evidence to
      warrant charging Robert Gates with a crime for his
      role in the Iran/contra affair. Like those of many
      other Iran/contra figures, the statements of Gates
      often seemed scripted and less than candid.
      Nevertheless, given the complex nature of the
      activities and Gates's apparent lack of direct
      participation, a jury could find the evidence left a
      reasonable doubt that Gates either obstructed official
      inquiries or that his two demonstrably incorrect
      statements were deliberate lies.
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