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     Opening Statements (4)
     Richard Secord (7)
     Robert McFarlane (8)
     Adolfo Calero (3)
     Felix Rodriguez (2)
     Elliott Abrams (5)
     Albert Hakim (6)
     Fawn Hall (6)
     Oliver North (22)
     John Poindexter (9)
     George Shultz (7)
     Edwin Meese (7)
     Donald Regan (5)
     Caspar Weinberger (5)
     Closing Statements (4)

RICHARD SECORD (7) - Profile

The testimony started off with a bang.  Richard Secord, a retired Major General who ran The Enterprise, gave fascinating, detailed descriptions of private-citizen involvement with the Diversion.  By the end of the first day, The Washington Post wrote, Secord’s “absolutely riveting” testimony proved that the hearing would be “dead serious” and “full of surprises.”  Secord’s frank demeanor also led to testy interaction with the counsel, as he told Senate Chief Counsel Arthur Liman that he “did not come here to be badgered.”  Notably, Secord testified that he believed President Reagan was aware of The Enterprise’s activities.  The senators and congressmen who spoke were critical of turning over U.S. policymaking to private hands, but Secord defended his actions.  He insisted that the nature of the hearings was causing the world “laugh at us.”