• A GOP politician tried to use the Iran hostage crisis to help Reagan in the 1980 election. The man who accompanied him wants to come clean to Jimmy Carter: 'History needs to know that this happened'

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    United States President Ronald W. Reagan in the Oval Office in 1985. Diana Walker/Getty Images
    GOP politician Ben Barnes said his mentor worked to influence the 1980 election in favor of Reagan.
    Former Texas Gov. John Connally asked Middle East leaders to delay the release of Iranian hostages.
    "History needs to know that this happened," Barnes told The New York Times.
    A former GOP Texas politician came forward after four decades to say he witnessed his mentor, former Texas Governor John B. Connally Jr., meeting with Middle Eastern leaders to deliver a message: Don't let the Iranian...
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