S1, E2

That's What Friends Are For

Original Air Date: Nov 25, 2018

President Ronald Reagan did whatever it took to free U.S. hostages held in Lebanon and fund the Contra anti-communists. Loyal National Security Council aides Oliver North and John Poindexter got the job done, while Attorney General Ed Meese worked more as a personal defense attorney than the nation’s chief law enforcement official. The FBI, however, stayed faithful to the Constitution and continued to investigate. As the stakes were raised in trials and testimony, Reagan’s team shredded documents, perjured themselves and concealed evidence.

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    Historic confrontations between the President and the FBI are told through interviews with current and former officials, including those who were present at the time, as well as interviews with journalists who broke the stories.

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