Names of Senators participating in the "Iran-Contras" hearings; whether Senator Armstrong was involved [USA3776]

A reference to Senators' involvement or participation in the "Iran-Contra scandal" could not be found among the sources currently available to the IRBDC, except for their participation as members of the hearing panel conducting the congressional inquiry on the affair.

Please find attached a copy of a list (one page) provided by the Information Service of the United States Embassy in Ottawa, providing the names, party membership and State of each member of the United States Senate's Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition (commonly referred to as the "Senate's hearing panel on the Iran-Contra affair"). According to this list, Senator William L. Armstrong (Republican, Colorado) was not a member of the Select Committee. Some press articles obtained through the IRBDC's on-line news service report on some of Senator Armstrong's opinions on the assistance for the Nicaraguan "contras", although no reference to his involvement in the hearings could be found among them. Please find attached a copy of the referred articles:

-"Hill approves nonmilitary Contra aid; both houses reject expansion of plan", in The Washington Post, 14 April 1989, p. A1;

-"Bush's trade; behind the transformation of Central American policy", in The New York Times, 16 April 1989, p. 2, Section 4.

Please find attached also a copy of a summary of the proceedings and the findings of the congressional inquiry, as reported in Keesing's Record of World Events, (London, Longman Publishing Group), June 1987, pages 35182-35187 and April 1988, pages 35826-35829.