BARRY GOLDWATER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/12/1987 - HFSID 265904
Sale Price $405.00
BARRY GOLDWATER. TLS: "Barry", 1p, 8½x11. Scottsdale, Arizona, 1987 August 12. In full: "Dear Pat: Thank you so much for your letter. I appreciate it more than I can tell you. I have always thought that you and I ran a pretty tight ship with Intelligence, although I don't mind telling you, there was one member that I felt continually made leaks. Not of a major nature, but enough to keep his name in the paper. I'm not going to tell you who I thought it was, because you probably have the same man in mind. I think the new hearings are a joke. I think, across this country, it did the Congress more harm than anything the Congress has done in a long time. Although, I believe the whole thing will probably blow over, leaving the President [Reagan] with some damage that cannot be repaired. I think your (sic) doing a great job, but you always have, so keep it up." GOLDWATER had served as U.S. Senator from Arizona from 1953-1965 and 1969-1987, not seeking reelection in 1986. He left the Senate on January 3, 1987, seven months before writing this letter. In 1964, Goldwater was the Republican nominee for President, losing in a landslide to President Johnson. He awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Reagan on March 12, 1986. Goldwater was Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from 1981-1985; MOYNIHAN was Vice-Chairman. On August 3, 1987, exactly three months after they began, the Iran-Contra hearings ended. The Congressional hearings revealed a secret arrangement in the 1980s to provide government funds to Nicaraguan contra rebels from profits gained by selling arms to Iran. President Reagan claimed to have been uninformed about the details of the affair. DIRECTLY FROM THE SALE OF THE ESTATE OF DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN (1927-2003) who represented New York in the U.S. Senate from 1977-2001. Lightly creased. Staple holes at top left. Estate inventory numbers and file notes (unknown hand) in margins. Overall, fine condition.
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