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     Opening Statements (4)
     Richard Secord (7)
     Robert McFarlane (8)
     Adolfo Calero (3)
     Felix Rodriguez (2)
     Elliott Abrams (5)
     Albert Hakim (6)
     Fawn Hall (6)
     Oliver North (22)
     John Poindexter (9)
     George Shultz (7)
     Edwin Meese (7)
     Donald Regan (5)
     Caspar Weinberger (5)
     Closing Statements (4)

FAWN HALL (6) - Profile

“Near-hysterical excitement” greeted Fawn Hall at a time when “a pretty, appealing witness was desperately needed,” wrote The Washington Post.  The former secretary to Lt. Col. Oliver North failed to disappoint, with details of North’s shredding of documents “the most dramatic presentation” so far in the hearings, according to The New York Times.  Hall simultaneously came across as an innocent, loyal aide to her boss and as a duplicitous government employee fully aware of what she was doing.  Hall started by explaining her simple typing mistake that caused Brunei’s $10 million donation to end up in the wrong Swiss bank account.  Later, she stated that she did not question the actions of her boss.  “Sometimes,” she declared, “you have to go above the written law.”