WASHINGTON — Security clearances held by Fawn Hall, the former secretary to Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, are under review and she has not handled classified information since leaving the White House, the Navy said Tuesday.
Hall returned to the Pentagon to work for the Navy after the Iran- contra story broke last November and North was fired from his position on the National Security Council staff by President Reagan.
While working for North, Hall held clearances that allowed her to handle top secret documents.
In appearing before House and Senate committees jointly investigating the affair, Hall testified on Monday and Tuesday that she had helped North shred and alter documents when the affair was first unraveling. She disclosed also that she had removed some documents from the White House.
When asked about that testimony Tuesday, several Pentagon officials who requested anonymity said that unauthorized removal of classified documents from a secure area is grounds for suspension or revocation of a clearance.