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John Kelly Confirms He Was Lying All Along: The White House Is in Chaos(r/politics)
>biggest thing since watergate and we’re living through it
Iran-Contra illegally sold millions of dollars of American weapons to Iran, which was the subject to a US trade embargo. This money was then funneled to the Contras in Nicaragua to overthrow their government in violation of the Boland Amendment. This was not just gun-running; by the time the sales were uncovered, over 1,500 assorted missiles and anti-tank weapons had been sold to Iran. Just like this current Trump affair, Iran-Contra Affair had a Special Counsel, Lawrence Walsh, investigating not just one, but two presidents: Reagan and Bush 1. Throughout the Special Counsel investigation, Bush refused to cooperate with Walsh, and refused to turn over his diary to establish a time line.
During National Security Advisor John Poindexter’s trial, Walsh infamously compelled now-former-president Ronald Reagan to testify under oath for seven hours regarding his awareness and role in Iran-Contra. This testimony still is unparalleled in current events, and was a humbling moment for the American psyche to see glimpses of Reagan’s increasing mental incapacity as he struggled through cross examination.
Oliver North from the National Security Council admitted to falsifying documents with assistance from his secretary, Fawn Hall, who testified…