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Marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North (born October 7, 1943) is a former United States Marine, White House aide, and radio talk show host. He is most famous for his role in the Iran-Contra Affair.



North was born in San Antonio, Texas and attended the State University of New York Brockport before attending the U.S. Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 1968.



North was a U.S. Vietnam veteran and was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, three Navy Commendation Medals and two Purple Hearts. In 1981 North became a Cold War insider in the cabinet of Ronald Reagan, where he served as an aide to National Security Advisor Admiral John Poindexter. North was an integral player in the Iran-Contra Affair whereby the U.S. government secretly and illegally sold weapons to Iran and used the profits to fund the Contra rebel group in Central America. He is a devout Christian, and a regular conservative pundit on FOX News, CNN, and other networks.



Oliver North became famous when he was summoned to testify before a joint Congressional committee formed to investigate Iran-Contra related matters. Some saw him as the public scapegoat for many other people in the Reagan administration who were involved in the Iran-Contra affair.



North was indicted March 16, 1988, on 16 felony counts. After standing trial on 12, North was convicted May 4, 1989 of three charges: accepting an illegal gratuity, aiding and abetting in the obstruction of a congressional inquiry, and destruction of documents. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell on July 5, 1989, to a three-year suspended prison term, two years probation, $150,000 in fines and 1,200 hours community service.



A three-judge appeals panel on July 20, 1990, vacated North's conviction for further proceedings to determine whether his immunized testimony influenced witnesses in the trial. The Supreme Court declined to review the case. Judge Gesell dismissed the case September 16, 1991, after hearings on the immunity issue, on the motion of the independent counsel.



In 1994 North again stirred controversy this time as a candidate for the United States Senate from Virginia. Although North had the backing of the state Republican Party and many prominent Republican politicians, he failed to gain an endorsement from Virginia's senior senator, John Warner, also a Republican. Warner gave his support to a Republican who campaigned as an independent, J. Marshall Coleman. North lost the election to Charles Robb, one of the few significant Republican defeats in the "Republican Revolution" of 1994. A documentary film (A Perfect Candidate [1 ]) was made about his campaign.



North wrote an autobiography,

Under Fire: An American Story
, and has authored many military thriller novels, some of which are based on his own adventures.



North is the host of "Common Sense," a conservative radio talk show on many American stations. He has also hosted "War Stories with Oliver North" on Fox News television, and has had a small recurring role on the CBS series JAG.



North also participated as an "embedded" reporter for Fox News during the Iraq war. He was embedded with a Marine unit.



One of the most northern points on the west coast of Costa Rica, "Ollie's Point," was the favorite place for North's shipments to arrive on their way to Nicaragua. It is also considered by some to be a world-class surfing spot.

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Don't they remember Richard Nixon? He got a pass and a pardon. He even bragged to television host David Frost: “Well, when the president does it, that means it is not illegal.” Or how about Ronald Reagan and Iran-Contra? Saved by Ollie North and his magic shredder. Doesn't anyone else see a pattern ...
In fact, right after I left, he was the lead investigator, lead questioner of Oliver North. It was really exciting times. He was a member of [the] Ways and Means and Budget [committees]. I did all the normal kind of intern stuff. I answered the phones, did the mail list. That was back when we actually had to call the ...

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4:05 PM ET – Alan Dershowitz, professor, and civil liberties attorney has been explaining for weeks now, that regardless of party we should be very afraid of the miscarriage of justice that we have seen take place with regard to the Trump administration. This is a precedent we do not want to set.
Previous year's speakers at BACALA's annual event have included Correspondent John Stossel, Colonel Oliver North, Presidential advisors Karen Hughes and Karl Rove, Ann Coulter, Court TV commentator Catherine Cryer, Governor Mike Huckabee, Senator John Cornyn, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, ...

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A federal grand jury on this day in 1988 indicted John Poindexter, a former national security adviser to President Ronald Reagan, and Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North, an aide who had served under Poindexter, on multiple charges of conspiracy, lying to Congress, obstruction of justice, and altering and ...
CLEVELAND, Ga. – Fox News Commentator Todd Starnes will host a Faith and Freedom Celebration featuring Lt. Col. Oliver L. North (retired) on the Truett McConnell University campus, April 20, 2018. North is a decorated combat veteran who served 22 years in the United States Marine Corps. During the ...
will attend, along with Lt. Colonel and Fox News personality Oliver North. A former intern for Rohrabacher, Prince revolutionized mercenary warfare through his private security contract firm Blackwater, which rebranded as Academi in 2011. Both figures are under intense scrutiny for their ties to Moscow and ...
Investigators working for Attorney General Ed Meese discovered that much of the money from the sales had been diverted by Lt. Colonel Oliver North, working for the National Security Council with the approval of McFarlane's successor, .... “I still think Ollie North is a hero,” Reagan said a few days later.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Lexington Christian Academy welcomes Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North as the keynote speaker at their 2018 annual fund dinner. “Faith, Family, and Freedom – an evening with Lt. Col. Oliver North” will be Feb. 8 at the RJ Corman Hangar. The proceeds for this special event ...
DAYTONA BEACH — Oliver North, decorated Marine officer and well-known Fox News Channel host, will be guest speaker at the 98th annual dinner meeting hosted by the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, the organization has announced. North will be featured at the event slated for 5:30-9 p.m. ...
Former Marine LtCol Oliver North, who served on President Ronald Reagan's National Security Council during the Iran-Contra affair, will speak in Springfield on Thursday night. North — a decorated Vietnam War veteran who was convicted and later cleared of charges regarding weapons sales to guerrillas ...
The former National Security aide, Oliver North, the man at the heart of the 1986 Iran-contra affair, was yesterday found guilty on three counts - including deceiving Congress and receiving an illegal gratuity - in a verdict which seems certain to rebound with a vengeance on President Bush and his ...

Oliver North, presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, presidential candidate and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, Georgia Gov. and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, and New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews.-- UM News Release.
Investigators working for Attorney General Ed Meese discovered that much of the money from the sales had been diverted by Lt. Colonel Oliver North, working for the National Security Council with the approval of McFarlane's successor, Admiral John .... “I still think Ollie North is a hero,” Reagan said a few days later. Though ...
He was an infantry machine gunner serving under then Lt. Oliver North during Operation Virginia Ridge, when his platoon was pinned down by machine gun, mortar, grenade and automatic weapons fire by heavily bunkered North ... Oliver North was also awarded the Silver Star for his role during the battle.
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Co-founder Tony Holler said the 700,000 sq. ft. facility would produce 100,000 kg of pot per year. Dustin Godfrey; Jan. 19, 2018 2:57 p.m.; News. A South Okanagan winery owner is undergoing a final review with Health Canada, with hopes of setting up what would be the largest medical cannabis facility in B.C.. Tony Holler ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Lexington Christian Academy welcomes Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North as the keynote speaker at their 2018 annual fund dinner. “Faith, Family, and Freedom – an evening with Lt. Col. Oliver North” will be Feb. 8 at the RJ Corman Hangar. The proceeds for this special event ...
Prince has long admired Oliver North and viewed his role in Iran-Contra as heroic, said the Prince associate. In 2007, Prince testified defiantly before Congress following the Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad, in which Blackwater operatives gunned down 17 Iraqi civilians, including women and children.
Things didn't turn out so well the last time an independent counsel pulled something as bold as Robert Mueller's recent seizure of thousands of emails to and from President Donald Trump's transition team. Retired Col. Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra affair in 1987 during the Reagan era, ...
Blackwater founder Erik Prince, ex-CIA officer John R. Maguire, and Iran-Contra linchpin Oliver North have been shopping a proposal to President Trump's White House and CIA Director Mike Pompeo to create a private global network of expendable spies that would report directly to Trump and Pompeo, ...
DAYTONA BEACH — Oliver North, decorated Marine officer and well-known Fox News Channel host, will be guest speaker at the 98th annual dinner meeting hosted by the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, the organization has announced. North will be featured at the event slated for 5:30-9 p.m. ...
UN sanctions a 'drop in the bucket' for North Korea: Oliver North. By Nick Giampia Published September 18, 2017 News FOXBusiness. Facebook; Twitter; Comments; Print. “War Stories” host Lt. Col. Oliver North (Ret.) on Monday said the recent imposed sanctions against North Korea won't be enough to stop its nuclear ...
Former Marine LtCol Oliver North, who served on President Ronald Reagan's National Security Council during the Iran-Contra affair, will speak in Springfield on Thursday night. North — a decorated Vietnam War veteran who was convicted and later cleared of charges regarding weapons sales to guerrillas ...
Oliver North spoke in Springfield on Thursday night at an event that included honors for Sen. Roy Blunt for helping to achieve "major victories for the ... "I mean, he's here yesterday with the president, and now he's here on a pro-life issue with Ollie North. I mean, he's gotta be pretty gutsy, right?" Vitae noted ...
Former Marine LtCol Oliver North, who served on President Ronald Reagan's National Security Council during the Iran-Contra affair, will speak in Springfield on Thursday night. North — a decorated Vietnam War veteran who was convicted and later cleared of charges regarding weapons sales to guerrillas ...
Oliver North has been a national figure for more than 30 years, ever since the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s. In the 1990s, he lost a closely fought Senate race in Virginia, and in this century he's become known as a prolific author and commentator on Fox News. He also had a credit on The Americans a ...
The former National Security aide, Oliver North, the man at the heart of the 1986 Iran-contra affair, was yesterday found guilty on three counts - including deceiving Congress and receiving an illegal gratuity - in a verdict which seems certain to rebound with a vengeance on President Bush and his ...
DAYTONA BEACH — Oliver North, decorated Marine officer and well-known Fox News Channel host, will be guest speaker at the 98th annual ...
During Thursday's “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Lt. Col. Oliver North and host Tucker Carlson shared their mutual disgust with Rep. Frederica ...
Oliver North, and more. FRC Action's Values Voter Summit is co-sponsored by AFA Action, American Values, Christian Healthcare Ministries, ...
“He agreed, no prosthetics,” says Farrell, who seems a little less sure about his ability to embody Oliver North. Farrell still remembers the ...
Not sure of the exact time, but back then a county deputy (later a drug task force officer) told me he'd been on a mountaintop near the Polk ...
“War Stories” host Lt. Col. Oliver North (Ret.) on Monday said the recent imposed sanctions against North Korea won't be enough to stop its ...
Former Marine LtCol Oliver North, who served on President Ronald Reagan's National Security Council during the Iran-Contra affair, will speak ...
Oliver North has been a national figure for more than 30 years, ever since the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s. In the 1990s, he lost a closely ...
The former National Security aide, Oliver North, the man at the heart of the 1986 Iran-contra affair, was yesterday found guilty on three counts ...
Written by Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson (The Callback), the Untitled Oliver North Project follows the Iran-Contra affair through the eyes of a man ...
Former National Security Council aide Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North (ret.) is 74. Actress Jill Larson is 70. Country singer Kieran Kane is 68.
Oliver North, and the Iran-Contra affair in my youth, but I confess that I did not really know much about these foreign issues. Watching this film ...
Oliver North spoke in Springfield on Thursday night at an event that ... with the president, and now he's here on a pro-life issue with Ollie North.
Former Marine LtCol Oliver North, who served on President Ronald Reagan's National Security Council during the Iran-Contra affair, will speak ...
... a pawn in a huge power game that takes in General Noriega, Pablo Escobar's notorious drug cartel, Ronald Reagan and Oliver North.
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver on Sunday highlighted “the underlying truth of North Korea,” which he called “a dark place” both figuratively ...
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver on Sunday highlighted “the underlying truth of North Korea,” which he called “a dark place” both figuratively ...


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