Unscathed by Fiers, Gates Likely to Be Confirmed

By Linda Feldmann, writer of The Christian Science Monitor | The Christian Science Monitor, September 23, 1991 | Go to article overview

Unscathed by Fiers, Gates Likely to Be Confirmed


Linda Feldmann, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor


ROBERT GATES appears to be home free.

If there was any possibility that information might come out to damage Mr. Gates's chances of becoming the next director of central intelligence, it was most likely to emerge in the testimony of Alan Fiers, former head of the CIA's Central American task force during the Iran-contra scandal.

In his appearance before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last Thursday, Mr. Fiers did provide fresh evidence that suggested then-deputy CIA director Gates had been told earlier than he has said he was about Iran-contra events.

But Fiers also testified that he was sure Gates did not know the details of the scheme to rearm the Nicaraguan contra rebels. Fiers described his belief that "a broad array" of people "had an understanding" that a private network was supporting the contras.

"I think, in my own mind - and this is speculation - that Bob Gates was in that broad universe, and I don't think that necessarily is a pejorative, because there were a lot of people in that universe," said Fiers, who pleaded guilty in July to lying to Congress about the affair.

Fiers went on to say that he believed Gates's intent was to avoid knowledge of the setup, "to stay away from the shoals that were there."

If Gates is guilty of a sin of omission, it appears not to have persuaded most of the members of the Senate intelligence committee that he is unfit to head the nation's intelligence community. …

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