Mr. BELNICK: On the next day, the 19th, the President was set for a press conference that evening, and your record reflects that you spoke to' the
President earlier in the day before the press conference and told
him, "We've been deceived and lied to and you have to watch out
about saying no arms for hostages."
Do you recall that meeting with the President before the press
Secretary SHULTZ: Yes. That was-I think it was one of my regular
meetings, and I used the meeting to focus on this, and I think it
was at that meeting the President said to me, he said, "You are
telling me things that I don't know, that are news to me."
And I remember saying, "Well, Mr. President, I don't know very
much, but if I am telling you things that are news to you, then you
are not being given the kind of flow of information that you deserve to be given.”