Prosecutor: Reagan, Bush not criminally liable

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WASHINGTON (AP) ? One of the prosecutors who investigated the Iran-Contra affair concluded two decades ago that neither Ronald Reagan nor George H.W. Bush were criminally liable in the scandal that tarnished the presidencies of both men.

According to reports made public Friday, associate independent counsel Christian Mixter reached that conclusion in 1991 even though he found that President Reagan was briefed in advance about every weapons shipment to Iran in the arms-for-hostages deals in 1985-86. In a separate report on Bush, Mixter wrote that then-Vice President Bush chaired a committee that recommended mining the harbors of Nicaragua in 1983.