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That act empowered Lawrence Walsh to investigate Iran-contra and Kenneth Starr to investigate Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky.
The Reagan administration supported the cause of the rebels, known as contras, but Congress stopped the U.S. from supporting them financially.
And in 1986, as Iran-contra rattled the White House and President Reagan sent up distress signals, Mr. Carlucci took over the troubled National Security Council — glad, friends said, to be back in his element.
To hear some tell it, Chappaquiddick, Iran-contra, the Keating Five, Whitewater, the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal and the C.I.A. leak case were all worse than Watergate.
Un conductor apartó la mirada para leer un texto y se estrelló contra ellos y contra otro hombre, empujando a Mitchell al río.
At the time, North helped figure out a way to get the contras that support without Congress.
North worked with national security adviser John Poindexter to create a secure communication channel to handle messages regarding arms sales to Iran and the transfer of money to the contras, a militant group in Nicaragua.
Those twin developments -- coming hard on top of one another -- go a long way to disrupting the White House's preferred narrative that, contra to what the media reports, Trump has been super, super tough on Russia.
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