HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Did the Reagan campaign m... » Reply #24
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Reply #24


Response to question everything (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:27 PM

24. This is a conspiracy theory which really took off when the internet came into use.

Two separate Congressional investigations, one House and one Senate, both concluded there was no interference. Both investigations were chaired by Democrats.

The House of Representatives’ 1993 report concluded “there is no credible evidence supporting any attempt by the Reagan presidential campaign—or persons associated with the campaign—to delay the release of the American hostages in Iran”. The task force Chairman Lee H. Hamilton also added that the vast majority of the sources and material reviewed by the committee were "wholesale fabricators or were impeached by documentary evidence". The report also expressed the belief that several witnesses had committed perjury during their sworn statements to the committee, among them Richard Brenneke, who claimed to be a CIA agent.

The US Senate’s 1992 report concluded that "by any standard, the credible evidence now known falls far short of supporting the allegation of an agreement between the Reagan campaign and Iran to delay the release of the hostages".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_surprise_conspiracy_theory

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 60 replies Author Time Post
question everything Dec 2012 OP
thelordofhell Dec 2012 #1
BainsBane Dec 2012 #49
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #2
BainsBane Dec 2012 #51
graham4anything Dec 2012 #3
Darth_Kitten Dec 2012 #34
question everything Dec 2012 #45
craigmatic Dec 2012 #4
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #5
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #12
Deep13 Dec 2012 #6
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #11
Drunken Irishman Dec 2012 #7
unblock Dec 2012 #13
Drunken Irishman Dec 2012 #15
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #47
WinkyDink Dec 2012 #18
Drunken Irishman Dec 2012 #22
WinkyDink Dec 2012 #42
Drunken Irishman Dec 2012 #44
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #48
Drunken Irishman Dec 2012 #54
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #55
Drunken Irishman Dec 2012 #57
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #58
Drunken Irishman Dec 2012 #59
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #60
graham4anything Dec 2012 #52
marybourg Dec 2012 #53
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #8
zbdent Dec 2012 #9
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #28
unblock Dec 2012 #10
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #50
Octafish Dec 2012 #14
question everything Dec 2012 #16
Democracyinkind Dec 2012 #19
The Magistrate Dec 2012 #17
Berlum Dec 2012 #20
Democracyinkind Dec 2012 #21
Warren DeMontague Dec 2012 #23
LineReply This is a conspiracy theory which really took off when the internet came into use.
former9thward Dec 2012 #24
Democracyinkind Dec 2012 #31
former9thward Dec 2012 #38
Democracyinkind Dec 2012 #39
WinkyDink Dec 2012 #43
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #25
liberal N proud Dec 2012 #26
Doctor_J Dec 2012 #27
truebluegreen Dec 2012 #29
moondust Dec 2012 #30
spanone Dec 2012 #37
Motown_Johnny Dec 2012 #32
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #33
NNN0LHI Dec 2012 #35
Democracyinkind Dec 2012 #40
spanone Dec 2012 #36
Democracyinkind Dec 2012 #41
freethought Dec 2012 #46
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #56
Please login to view edit histories.