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5112536441_002
Rights Managed
  • Owner: NBC News
  • Clip Name: 5112536441_002
  • Date: 7/9/87
  • Title: FORMER NSC AIDE LT COL NORTH TESTIFIES HE IS THE FALL GUY FOR OTHER POLITICIANS IF COVERT ACTIVITIES WERE EXPOSED
  • Production Unit: NN
  • Media Type: AS
  • Media ID: N870709
  • Ardome ID: 1100100717064944922
  • Hit Time: 07:00:42
  • Start Time: 19:01:18;03
  • End Time: 19:01:27;14
  • Duration: 00:00:09;12
  • Location: Washington DC
  • Era: 1980s
  • Personalities: Sullivan, Brendan;North, Oliver;Liman, Arthur;Inouye, Daniel K;Jenkins, Edgar L;Hamilton, Lee H
  • Short Description: Attorney Brendan Sullivan, counsel for Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, demands that the committee gets to the substance of the hearings.
  • Comments: Acc #: 182874;Edited;Reviewer: JRH;Created By: JRH;
  • Barcode: 0048AA7390
  • Long Description:
    FORMER NSC AIDE LT COL NORTH TESTIFIES HE IS THE FALL GUY FOR OTHER POLITICIANS IF COVERT ACTIVITIES WERE EXPOSED
    IN SENATE CAUCUS ROOM DURING JOINT CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS ON IRANIAN ARMS DEAL SPLIT-SCREEN OF FORMER NSC AIDE LT COL NORTHS ATTORNEY SULLIVAN AND CHIEF COUNSEL FOR THE SENATE LIMAN SEEN. CUS OF LIMAN AND SULLIVAN SEEN. SULLIVAN AND NORTH SEEN SITTING AT WITNESS TABLE. JOINT CONGRESSIONAL CMTE MEMBERS INCLUDING SENATE COUNSEL LIMAN; REP JENKINS; CHAIRMAN OF SENATE SEL CMTE ON IRANIAN ARMS DEAL INOUYE; AND CHAIRMAN OF HOUSE SEL CMTE ON IRANIAN ARMS DEAL HAMILTON SEEN. LIMAN QUESTIONS NORTH ABOUT GIVING TESTIMONY WITHOUT LOOKING AT HIS BOOK. SULLIVAN POINTS HIS FINGER AT LIMAN AND SAYS THATS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS; JUST ASK HIM THE QUESTIONS. SEN INOUYE SAYS PLEASE ADDRESS THE CHAIR. SULLIVAN SAYS MR CHAIRMAN LETS GET TO THE SUBSTANCE OF THE HEARINGS AND GET OFF HIS BACK. INOUYE SAYS LET THE WITNESS OBJECT IF HE WISHES TO. SULLIVAN SAYS IM NOT A POTTED PLANT; THATS MY JOB AS AUDIENCE LAUGHS. IN SPLIT-SCREEN OF NORTH AND LIMAN DURING TESTIMONY NORTH SAYS HE CONSULTED WITH CIA DIRECTOR CASEY ABOUT WHOLE PROGRAM; SAYS IT WAS ALWAYS PART OF THE PLAN THAT CASEY WOULD KNOW NOTHING OF THE SUPPORT TO CONTRAS; AND ADDS HE WOULD BE THE FALL GUY FOR WHOEVER NEEDED IT. OVERHEAD SHOT OF SENATE CAUCUS ROOM SEEN. LIMAN QUESTIONS NORTH ABOUT FALL GUY PLAN AND ADDS CASEY KNEW YOU WOULD NOT FINGER HIM. NORTH SAYS YOUR EXPRESSION NOT MINE; SIR; SAYS HE IS NOT IN THE HABIT OF QUESTIONING HIS SUPERIORS; NOTES HE WAS SHREDDING DOCUMENTS WHILE ATTORNEY GENERAL MEESES INVESTIGATORS WERE READING DOCUMENTS IN HIS OFFICE. LIMAN SAYS ASST ATTORNEY GENERAL BRADFORD REYNOLDS FOUND THE MEMO ABOUT DIVERSION OF FUNDS AND YOU (NORTH) WERE STILL SHREDDING OTHER DOCUMENTS. NORTH SAYS IT WASNT UNUSUAL TO THE ATTORNEYS THAT HE WAS SHREDDING DOCUMENTS SINCE THE OFFICE HAD A SHREDDER. LIMAN ASKS NORTH IF HE DENIES SHREDDING DOCUMENTS TO PREVENT THE ATTORNEY GENERALS STAFF FROM SEEING THEM. NORTH SAYS HE DOESNT DENY IT.
    A-NEWS #2(7-9-87)#11 NAT SOT; 87G0508(16) AB FEED; 87G0509 M-II ISO-FEED (16) AB
    TA; UNABLE TO VERIFY ALL IDS; 87G0510 M-II (16) AB FEED (SWITCHED POOL FEED); 87G0511 SWITCHED POOL FEED (16) AB
    Producers: NBC
  • Aspect: 4:3
  • Frame Rate: 29.97 fps
  • Frame Size: 720 x 480
  • Broadcast Standard: NTSC
  • Shot On: BetaSP
  • Physical Delivery Options: BetaSP, Digibeta, MiniDV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVD
  • Stored Online: QuickTime DV
  • Film Available: No

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