Iran Contra Affair Scandal. Ruthann Wigfield Period: 4 May 24, 2013. One of the biggest scandals since Watergate. Boland Amendment. Boland Amendment: 1984
May 24, 2013
One of the biggest scandals since Watergate
News reports said that the US had roles in both Iran and secret support for the Contras in Nicaragua
“Al Shiraa,” the Lebanese newspaper, told all about the activities going on in November about the arms to Iran and the aid to Nicaragua.
The Congressional committees held televised hearings and heard from some different NSC staff members to find out the facts of the affair
They found out that the NSC staff set the Iran and Nicaragua policies and carried them out by lying to Congress
Oliver North and his secretary Fawn Hall became known nationally after their televised testimonies
North was the one person who was diverting the funds from the arms sales to the Contras
Oliver North said that National Security Adviser Admiral John Poindexter and President Ronald Reagan knew about the events and the cover up.
President George H. W. Bush pardoned all of the principals that were charged.
In 1994, Reagan and Bush were criticized for their roles but were never charged