NBC NIGHTLY NEWS
September 27, 1996
Reporter Andrea Mitchell
"An NBC investigation reveals, that the CIA did not specifically target America's cities by running a drug pipeline. But newly uncovered documents show that money from drugs sold in the inner cities did help finance the war in Nicaragua. Top U.S. Officials knew it at the time....and did nothing to stop it."
Narration by Mitchell
"John Kerry investigated the connection between drug money and the CIA Contra Army nine years ago"
Senator John Kerry
"We had direct evidence that somewhere between 10 and 15 million dollars of drug money was going to the Contras....and I'm quite confident that was the....sort of tip of the ice berg so to speak
"The same pilots, the same air strips, the same airplanes....carrying guns and drugs at the same time....and people knew it."
"Did the State Department look the other way?"
"Did the DEA?"
Kerry (No response to the DEA question)
"The Justice Department clearly knew about it, because we delivered this information to them and asked them to investigate."