Firewall by Lawrence E. Walsh
The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-Up

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The story of one of the most famous breaches of American presidential authority since Watergate. The Iran-Contra conspiracy gave rise to a constitutional confrontation that pitted the executive, legislative and judicial branches of US government against one another. The conflict reached into the White House itself and two presidents were involved in illegal activities. This story begins in 1984 and follows the conspiracy and then the cover-up for ten years, examining the actions of high-officials, secret Swiss bank accounts and shredded documents. This book aims to place the responsibility for the scandal and its concealment where it belongs, and argues that honourable men who pretended to be out of the loop were actually caught in a web of deception for which they had only themselves to blame.
 

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Lawrence E. Walsh (1912-2014) was an American lawyer and former U.S. District Court judge and Deputy Attorney General who was appointed Independent Counsel in December 1986 to investigate the Iran-Contra affair during the Reagan Administration.
 
Published March 1, 1997 by Diane Pub Co. 544 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Walsh, the former independent counsel for Iran/Contra matters, submits an injudicious, self-serving brief in aid of reversing the probable verdict of history that his extended and contentious investigation of malfeasance at the highest levels of US government produced appreciably more heat than l...

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Iran-contra independent counsel Walsh chronicles here his efforts to call to account senior Reagan administration officials for their deceptions and the arms-for-hostages fiasco, alleging that no on

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Iran-contra independent counsel Walsh chronicles here his efforts to call to account senior Reagan administration officials for their deceptions and the arms-for-hostages fiasco, alleging that ""no one...

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