Outfront, Mojo on the Edge: by Petter Kornbluh: Oliver Twisted: A day in the former life of a would-be senator: will testify at trial of Richard Secord, Albert Hakim later this year. US says North absconded with more than $16 million in Swiss bank accounts. $3.8 million was actually diverted to Contras. Feds want $11 - 12 million still sitting there. From his diary: August 6, 1986,8:00 AM, At National Security Council Ollie gets call from Israeli intelligence official "Adam" aka Amiram Nir. angered at 600% markup on US missiles & parts over past year, jeopardizes the arms-for hostages deal - hostage lives. 8:30: North appears before House Select Committee on Intelligence to answer questions on role in Contra resupply operation. He lies - never violated "Boland Amendment." which bans federal support for the Nicaraguan counterrevolutionaries. When John Poindexter North's superior is told of his successful deception of Congress, Poindexter 3-mails Ollie: "Well done." 9:30 - 11:20 AM Contra crisis: CIA agent Felix Rodriguez, aka Max, who is managing the Contra airdrops from El Salvador, takes a C-123 resupply plane from Miami without authorization. North calls James Steele a US Army official involved in the resupply operation in El Salvador, he meets with Donald Gregg, VP Bush's national security adviser, and calls Alan Fiers, the CIA's Central American Task Force director, about the situation with Max. 11:40 AM North phones Assistant Secretary State Elliott Abrams about Swiss bank accounts. Abrams is en route to London to solicit the Sultan of Brunei for $10 million in secret Contra funds and needs account information. Noon: 15 minute meeting with VP George Bush, who just returned from Jerusalem, where he was briefed by Nir on the status of the arms for hostages deals. North wants Bush to support further weapons transfers to Iran, even though the hostages have not been released as promised. (5 years later, on tour for his book North tells Ted Koppel, that he has no reason to believe that Bush's claim to have been out of the loop on the Iran arms initiative was untrue.