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National Perspective

As late pardons beckon, testimony may be scarce

By Peter S. Canellos
Globe Columnist / November 1, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- On Christmas Eve 1992, outgoing President George H. W. Bush declared that former Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger was ''a true American patriot," and granted him a pardon for five counts of obstruction of justice, perjury, and making false statements to investigators probing the Iran-contra scandal of the Reagan administration. Bush also pardoned five other former officials who ... (Full article: 794 words)

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