Iran-Contra Affair

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Iran-Contra Affair

A scandal from 1986 over secret deals to sell arms to Iran and divert the proceeds to fund Contra rebel forces in Nicaragua.
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From the Irangate or Contragate affair of the late 1980s through to the more salaciously named toiletgate or sexyphotogate, which we're probably all less familiar with, it represents the most predictable form of reporting.
Three, during the middle of the Iran-Iraq war, there was what is known in the United States as Contragate and in the region as the Iran-Israel Contragate scandal.
Paust, Contragate and the Invalidity of Pardons for
He was the bookish Navy man who was convicted in the Contragate scandal of the Reagan administration.
Herman were eventually published in our special issue, Contragate and Counterterrorism: A Global Perspective (CSJ 27-28, 1987).
With Ronald Reagan came Contragate, or Irangate, perhaps the only post-Nixon scandal to be worthy of the suffix, followed by George Bush's Iraqgate and Passportgate, in which President Bush had the State Department search for Bill Clinton's passport records during the 1992 campaign to prove he was a draft dodger.
Irangate Marine lieutenant Ollie North (aka Olliegate, testifies that profits from arms Contragate) sold to Iran were illegally