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Robert McFarlane, Reagan national security advisor involved in Iran-Contra affair, dies

 

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Robert McFarlane, a national security advisor to former President Ronald Reagan who was involved in the Iran-contra scandal, has died at the age of 84.

McFarlane died on Thursday in Lansing, Michigan, according to the New York Times, and was visiting family when he passed away.

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Robert ‘Bud’ McFarlane, National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, walks through the lobby at Trump Tower, December 5, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration
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He pleaded guilty to withholding information to congress in 1988 during the investigation of the Iran-contra scandal, when the Reagan administration secretly sold weapons to Iran in exchange for the release of Western hostages in 1988.

 

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