Nunn: "You testified at that same meeting, Mr. Ghorbanifar 'took me into the bathroom and suggested several incentives to make the February transaction work. And the attractive incentive for me was the one he made that residuals could flow to support the Nicaraguan resistance' . . . . You mentioned several incentives. Do you recall any of the other incentives . . . ?"

North:

"I recall one specifically . . . and that was Mr. Ghorbanifar offered me a million dollars if we could make this prosper."

Nunn:

"To you personally?"

North:

"Yes, sir."

Nunn:

"So he offered a bribe to you right there on the spot?"

North:

"Yes, sir."

Nunn:

"And tell us what you said in response to that."

North:

"It's out of the question."

Nunn:

"You told him you would not accept any financial favors at that point?"

North:

"Could not, would not and that if those kinds of discussions pursued, that he would be out of the picture very quickly . . . . "

Nunn:

"When you came back, did you report to your superiors about the million-dollar bribe offer?"

North:

"No, we knew what Ghorbanifar was, and everybody involved in it knew what baksheesh {a gratuity} is . . . . "

Nunn:

"Did you tell General Secord or anyone of -- of that conversation."

North:

"I don't believe General Secord was with me at that meeting. I think I may have described it to one of the CIA officers. I honestly don't remember."

Nunn:

"All right, but you didn't report it to any of your superiors when you came back?"

North:

"I may have. I don't recall, sir."