Amadeusz Juskowiak

Reagans cia man withdraws victim of iran scandal

President Reagans nominee as director of the Central Intelligence Agency CIA Robert Gates withdrew his name from consideration by the Senate in the face of a long battle for confirmation

His withdrawal was announced at a White House news conference by Reagans new ChiefofStaff Howard Baker who said the President had accepted it with great regret

Gates now deputy head of the CIA had been questioned about CIA involvement in the Irancontra scandal and leading senators had warned his nomination was in trouble Baker said Gates would remain as deputy director of the spy agency