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Robert McFarlane, Reagan national security advisor involved in Iran-Contra affair, dies

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Robert McFarlane, a nationwide safety advisor to former President Ronald Reagan who was concerned within the Iran-contra scandal, has died on the age of 84.

McFarlane died on Thursday in Lansing, Michigan, in line with the New York Instances, and was visiting household when he handed away.

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Robert ‘Bud’ McFarlane, Nationwide Safety Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, walks by means of the foyer at Trump Tower, December 5, 2016 in New York Metropolis. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition workforce are within the means of filling cupboard and different excessive degree positions for the brand new administration
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He pleaded responsible to withholding data to congress in 1988 in the course of the investigation of the Iran-contra scandal, when the Reagan administration secretly offered weapons to Iran in alternate for the discharge of Western hostages in 1988. Cash made out of the weapons gross sales was then secretly funneled to the Nicaragua contra rebels who have been trying to overthrow its Marxist authorities regime.

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