aug 20, 1985 - The Iran-Contra Affair
a scandal that erupted after the Reagan ADmin sold weapons to Iran in hopes of freeing American hostages in lebanon; money from the arms sales was used to aid the contras (anti communist) even though congress banned this assistance. there was talk of impeaching reagan until 2 of his aides took the blame.
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