March 18th, 2008
03:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Archives to release Clinton's first lady schedules

 The National Archives will release Hillary Clinton's schedules while first lady.
The National Archives will release Hillary Clinton's schedules while first lady.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Over 11,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's schedule as first lady are set to be released to the public on Wednesday, the National Archives announced.

The documents are among those the Obama campaign has long said need to be made public in order to fully evaluate the New York senator's experience and tenure while First Lady.

In a statement Tuesday, the Archives said the documents are from the files of Patti Solis Doyle, the director of Clinton's scheduling while she was first lady, and later the manager of her presidential campaign. Doyle stepped down from managing the campaign earlier this year after a string of poor showings in primary contests.

“Arranged chronologically, these records document in detail the activities of the First Lady, including meetings, trips, speaking engagements and social activities for the eight years of the Clinton Administration,” the statement said.

The documents are among those that were the center of a legal battle between the Archives and Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest group that has long urged a speedier release of files from the Clinton White House years.

In a court motion earlier this month, the Archives promised to release the schedules by the end of the month, but said it will need "one to two years" to process remaining documents, including over 20,000 pages of call logs - an indication those documents won't be released by the November 4 presidential election.

According to the Archives statement, 4,746 of the schedules have redactions, information removed before being released, that largely relate to privacy concerns and include "social security numbers, telephone numbers, and home addresses."

The documents will be available for view on the Clinton Library's Web site.

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney


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soundoff (393 Responses)
  1. erica

    You can't expect them to release social security and telephone numbers.

    You people will never be happy.

    Go find a rock and crawl under it if you are going to be so pessimistic in life.

    March 18, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  2. Bob Stephens

    Now we can see how many times Hillary served Tea and Crumpets and answered the phone when Monica called, and is listing this in her campaign as her "35 years of experience" along with her time as a Walmart Lawyer....

    March 18, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. JHM

    OBAMA IS A RACIST PIG AND LIAR AND HIS SPEECH DIDN"T CHANGE MINE OR THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN MY CONGREGATIONS OPINION! HE IS RUINED!

    March 18, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  4. hello

    Did not Ken Starr went thru all this papers and spend 100 million of our money and could not find anything.

    March 18, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  5. Gino

    What about her tax returns?

    March 18, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  6. Sharon

    NOW MAYBE OBAMA WILL SHUT UP AND SHOW ALL HIS RECORDS FROM THE SENATE AND THE ILLINOIS STATE SENATE......

    WHERE MAY I ASK, ARE HIS RECORDS????????????????????
    WHERE ARE HIS TAX RETURNS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS BESIDES THE ONE YEAR HE RELEASED????????????? WHERE ARE THE RECORDS FROM HIS REZKO DEALINGS????????????????????

    March 18, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  7. SharonR

    Obama is missing tax returns also

    March 18, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  8. Lee

    What’s intolerable for me is that Obama expects us to withhold judgment on Wright’s character because “a few sound bites” do not makeup a man’s character. Wright intentionally made his choice of words. He was even so proud of them that, according to the media, his church sells DVDs of the sermons currently under controversy.

    I recall many public white figures resigning, going on unpaid suspension from their job, being fired, and generally being publicly crucified for saying racially inflammatory remarks.

    This happens regardless of whether the remarks were intentionally bigoted, poorly worded to allow several interpretations, or are a far stretch to be considered racial at all. No regard is given to the character of these individuals based on their lifetime achievements. Our society casts them out completely without a second thought, and rightfully so.

    Why now, in the rare public case of a black man making clearly intentional, heavily bigoted remarks, do we alter our definition of a bigot to exclude Wright based on the color of his skin? We owe him the respect of completely rejecting him from our society to signal that we don’t tolerate anyone like him. He owes every American an apology and should remove himself from public influence.

    March 18, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  9. Coming Home to Roost

    I have come to the observed conclusion that the average HIllary supporters and poster on here are:

    -female feminist extremists who think they are another sex

    -ignorant and border line racist bipolars

    -Borderline Republican

    -Far Right Republicans posing as Dems

    -don'l like the truth and would rather be lied to

    -was mistreated as a child and hold deep seated emotional issues

    The BOTTOM LINE come Nov the Democratic party needs to be united and The GOP expelled from the White house if you've been here the last 8 years there is no question as to why either.

    March 18, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  10. Kira

    Get ready all haters as nothing The Clintons say or do will ever please you. The people who say they want "unity" are the exact same ones who have projected the most hate in this Democratic Party contest.

    Clinton-Obama in 2008
    Obama- in 2012 or beyond!

    Despite all the hate out there.... If Obama wins and doesn't select Clinton as his running mate, he and the Democratic Party will come up the losers during this election cycle.

    March 18, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  11. Gerry

    Tax returns, donator lists to the presidential library and Clinton foundation, and finally earmarks please

    March 18, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  12. Basics

    At last ! The fabled Clinton documents are available. No way in hell they had time to edit the jucy parts.

    Now they can start working on her tax records. No way in hell they will take the time to edit the jucy parts.

    March 18, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  13. Helen

    RE; OBAMA's speech today, Is it becasue Rev. Wright's pastoral Fans were upset with Obama why he is trying to stay connected?

    Examine the Venom that spued from Rev. Wright towards all except , of course, OBAMA!

    March 18, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  14. Never McCain

    Josh- (shaking my head) Please..

    March 18, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  15. Ernest Caldwell

    This country, in the sad state that is in today, does not deserve Sen Obama as your President. The majority of the country, according to these blogs are not ready, and you guys deserve what ever it is you get in the Presidential election.

    March 18, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  16. Danny G. Boca Raton, FL

    you people are pathetic... they are releasing the papers... get over it... I'm Sure Obama didn't release home addresses, phone numbers or social security numbers... some people on this ticker are either truly ignorant or just bigots! and what is worse some claim to embrace Obama... hypocrates...

    March 18, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  17. Gillis

    Yea. After Hillary's team have taken time to doctor everything. I already don't trust the truthity of the documnets.

    "Redactions" another word for forgery.

    March 18, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  18. Jo

    The Obama bloggers who keep insisting that the Clintons release their tax returns are just hypocrits. Senator Obama has only released the last year of his tax returns. What about all those years he was receiving all those financial contributions from Rezco. Oh I forgot Obama is a saint.

    March 18, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
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