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RETIRED CIA SPY CHIEF TO BE TRIED AGAIN
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RETIRED CIA SPY CHIEF TO BE TRIED AGAIN

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Clair E. George, a former spy chief of the CIA, will go on trial for a second time today on charges he lied to Congress about his knowledge of arms sales to Iran and military aid to the Nicaraguan Contras.

Prosecutors are proceeding with a retrial even though less than two months ago a majority of jurors voted for acquittal after 19 days of testimony and six of deliberations.U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth has summoned a pool of 90 prospective jurors, who will be asked their knowledge of Iran-Contra events.

While nobody can predict the outcome, the difficulty of the prosecutors' job can be gleaned from comments, after the first trial, by jury foreman Steven Kirk.

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