Amadeusz Juskowiak

Reagan to address nation wednesday night

White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker said President Reagan will address the nation in a nationally televised speech Wednesday night at 2100 EST on the Tower Commission Report on the arms to Iran scandal

Baker in his first news conference as chief of staff also said that Robert Gates asked that his name be withdrawn from nomination as director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Gates said in a letter to the president that it became apparent it would be a long and difficult process to win Senate confirmation of the nomination

Reuter