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Special Prosecutor Lawrence Walsh arrives at U.S. District Court
Special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh arrives at U.S. District Court on March 11, 1988 in Washington. Former National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane was expected to plead guilty to four charges arising from his activities in the Iran-Contra scandal. (UPI Photo/Cliff Owen/Files)
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Robert Carl "Bud" McFarlane (born July 12, 1937) is the former National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, serving from 1983 to late-1985. He was one of the major players in the Iran-Contra affair.

He eventually pleaded guilty to misdemeanors counts of withholding information from Congress. He was pardoned by George H. W. Bush. McFarlane occasionally appears on national television and publish articles on U.S. national security.

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