The Tower Commission exposed an elaborate network of official deception, private profiteering and White House cover-up in this president?s administration:
A three-person commission appointed by President Ronald Reagan and headed by former Texas Senator John Tower exposed an elaborate network of official deception, private profiteering and White House cover-up in the Reagan administration. The Tower Commission was created in November 1986, to investigate the Iran-Contra scandal, in which weapons were secretly sold to Iran for the release of American hostages with the proceeds then illegally funneled to the Nicaraguan contras. The commission was sharply critical of the president for failing to control the activities of the National Security Council staff.
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