Originally published 11/25/2016
Declassified records recall official deception in the name of protecting a presidency.
Originally published 10/24/2014
James Graham Wilson
In his valuable new book, Malcolm Byrne takes aim at Meese’s version of the story. “In fact,” he argues, “the driving force behind both sides of the scandal was President Reagan himself.”
Originally published 09/05/2014
Lack of Legal or Legislative Closure to Affair Opened Path to Future Presidential Abuses
Originally published 03/31/2014
Lawrence Walsh's final defeat came at the hands of Reagan's successor in the White House, George H. W. Bush, who granted surprise pardons to six prior and would-be Iran-Contra defendants on Christmas eve 1992.
Originally published 10/24/2013
The pope focuses on the basics.
Originally published 01/19/2016
Every political scandal gets compared to Watergate. But no political scandal since then can compare with a President authorizing burglaries by White House staff in order to win re-election, then lying about his administration’s cover-up.
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