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. Anna, SW Missouri

    I am a white 57 year old female that grew up and still belong to the Methodist church. Methodist ministers, as well as all ministers talk politics in church. Many times I do not agree with what my minister says. Am I supposed to leave my church? If you really think about it, how many of your own parents, if not yourselves have racist views and feelings, even if you do not state them in "mixed company" I was raised by racist parents. My father was a Southern Baptist. Believe me, they are just as racist as any other. We do need to have a conversation about race in this country. Just because we white folks finally changed the laws, that does not forgive us of our own sins against other races. Comments on this blog show that racism is alive and well in the United States of America. But to say that Barack Obama is racist is rediculous. Please tell me, who is he racist against? His white mother and grandparents or his black father and grandparents?

    March 18, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  2. Alicia

    A quick note on the Obama-Preacher Scandel. The media is fowl and have now blemished the record of a man who has nothing to do with the political process. At one time or another, EVERYONE has said something that was not the views of others. It is called an opinion. Everyone has them but that does not mean everyone agrees with you or that what you say is right.
    Now, about Clinton only releasing her schedule as first lady. Looks like a way to get people to shut up about her releasing her tax returns, earmarks, etc. Her schedule will prove nothing of her experience except that she has travel over seas which also doesnt prove she has more experience. I've been to the Bahamas and Mexico. Does that mean I have enough foreign experience to be president? When she shows me the money she has taken in to do favors for the big wigs and owns up to it, then maybe I will have more respect for her.

    March 18, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  3. Butch

    Who cares....these are people who want to be the leader of the greatest and most powerful nation in the free world.....and they can't even decide how to nominate a candidate without fighting amoung themselves. We deserve better from the DNC and certailnly better qualified canditates.

    March 18, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  4. Amy

    TAX RETURNS – CLINTON LIBRARY DONORS – TAX RETURNS – CLINTON LIBRARY DONORS – TAX RETURNS – CLINTON LIBRARY DONORS –

    SCHEDULES RELEASED ONLY TO GRAB HEADLINES FROM OBAMA SPEECH – NOT RELEVANT –

    TAX RETURNS – LIBRARY DONORS – SHOW THEM – RELEASE THEM – WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW – NOW NOT LATER NOW NOT LATER NOW NOT LATER –

    PUT THIS ON A LOOP CNN-RUN IT ON THE TICKER OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER UNTIL SHE RELEASES THEM.

    March 18, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  5. Sean McM

    And on to the problems of significance: the Economy, Bush recession, etc.

    March 18, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  6. MCNEIL

    OBAMA MADE THIS SPEECH BECAUSE HE HAD TO............. HE WAS FALLING IN THE POLLS SINCE HIS PASTOR MADE THESE REMARKS........... SOOOOOOOOOOOOO HE HAD TO SAY SOMETHING.......... THAT BEING SAID HE DID LIE ABOUT NOT HEARING HIS PASTOR TALKING ABOUT HILARY AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA................HE LET HIS CHILDREN AND HIS WIFE ALSO LISTEN TO THESE RANTINGS...............NOWWWWWWWWWW WHAT ABOUT THE $21,OOO HE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS CHURCH ..........AND WHILE WE ARE AT IT HOW ABOUT HIS TAX RECORDS FOR THE LAST 10 OR SO YEARS ANDDDDDDDDDDWHAT ABOUT RETZO .........DID EVERYONE FORGET ABOUT HIM................AND BY THE WAY .....BILL CLINTON IS NOT RUNNING FOR OFFICE SO WHY SHOULD HE TURN OVER ANY PAPERS AFTER ALL OBAMAS WIFE HAD HER PAPERS SEALED.................AND CAFFERTY FROMCNN ASK THIS QUESTION ...WOULD OBAMA DO ANYTHING TO WIN? KEEP IT FAIR BUT I KNOW YOU CAN'T BECAUSE YOU ARE AN ANGREY OLD MAN WHO IS AN OBAMA FAN...GET A LIFE JACK........

    March 18, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  7. Phoenix

    These aren't her records any more (first lady), they are in the National Archives, run by uno who, and those are the people who deleted information. Get a grip. Do you think crooks put down their crooked dealings on paper? You people just want to know how much money they have so you can complain that you don't have as much, therefore excess over what you have is due to criminal activity, not talent or work.

    March 18, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  8. James, Pittsburgh PA

    Why is it Hillary's fault that Obama/Wright are racist???

    Quit blaming her for smearing him – he smeared himself, and it was the media who outed him not HRC's campaign.

    March 18, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  9. Media Gods Are Angry

    The media gods are really angry. What will they put on tv, if they can't play Obama's pastor's soundbites. I know let's feed them Sean Hannity–he's expendable.

    Disclaimer: The media gods can not cough Sean back up, if the taste is bitter, and rancid.

    March 18, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  10. James, Pittsburgh PA

    Obama could tell you he was Santa Claus and you'd believe him, just because the words came out of his mouth! "Oh, he was so inspiring..." What a joke!

    March 18, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  11. debra

    good now maybe all these obama people will shut -up about them and move on to more important things like our economy if we are going to be able to feed our familys or keep our jobs and pay our bills that is what i am worried about and and they should be also

    March 18, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  12. Why Obamanian don't talk about crazy pastor

    Obama supporters,

    Now you and your candidate does not have anything to point fingers at Clinton. Now what !!!! talk about crazy anti-american maniac pastar, Obama is think we are stupid enough to believe that he never heard those angry-hatred sppech when he was in church. Talk about new politics, spreading hatredness behind the close door, talk about unity in crowd. SUCH OLD WASHINGTON POLITICS, Obama criticised Clinton so much about transparancy, Obama never talk about his crazy pastor talk about transparancy. Before running for president, he is in such favor of pastor to get BLACK VOTE, now he want to distant himself, talk ABOUT JUDGEMENT AND TRANSPARANCY,NOT SO OLD POLITICS. What happened to his judgement,!!!

    March 18, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  13. Kathy

    The focus shouldn't be on Sen. Clinton, she's been under the scope for years and has dealt with the scrutiny. The one we need to put under the scope is Sen. Obama. There's a lot of hype, but no substance. The country needs to step back for a minute and really think about who Sen Obama is, what he stands for & his lack of experience. Maybe in time he will be ready to be president, but America needs to get to know him better. We are in a CRISIS in this country & Americans just want to sit back and ignore. We need our most experienced candidates in there now & Sen. Obama is not the one. He talks a lot, but lacks substance, clarity & plan. I'm not convinced by all the hoopla for Sen. Obama.

    March 18, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  14. None of Your Business

    White people are not ready to REALLY talk about racism as it presently exist in America! This is the real issue, they would rather skirt around or practice surface talk rather than face the issue that racism is prevalent in many forms. I say more power to OBAMA for facing it and defeating any preconceived notions of ineligibilty in presidential campaign. YES WE CAN!

    March 18, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  15. Alien

    the very fact that she has 11000 pages of archive shows her experience ...
    how much does obama have .. a 100 ?

    March 18, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  16. TK

    What a country! It makes me sick to learn that a black (even half black) person have to prove a lot more just to get our approval; and that a white citizen feels proud for votting black! way to go America with the bigotry. I thought we are at a time where a person is weighed for who he is.

    March 18, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  17. Edgar

    People today speach can't be history in the making for someone who said one thing over the weekend and another! Stop being lie to and come to reality.

    Obama can't be President because he is not for all Americans! How can he unite if for 20-years he was Rev. Wright church member. Please see the truth.

    March 18, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  18. Samantha Klein

    Do we really know when Hillary went to the Ladies' Room? Or is the "Women's Room" in the White House.

    I'm sure she had lots of meetings. Maybe she played Bridge. I know she went to Church. She must have gone shopping to buy pants suits and some nicer outfits for evening wear for White House functions. I hope she and Bill went out to restaurants sometimes – probably McDonald's, Bill's favorite. She must have gone to visit her family, especially on holidays – we all do that. And she went to visit so and so countries with Bill, first ladies do that, even places like Russia.

    So why do we need to know this stuff? Personally, I don't care. Maybe where she went as a Senator from New York would be more interesting.

    March 18, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  19. Changing to Independent

    I agree with Dana, Not sure who I am voting for however. We can not be held accountable for what our spiritual leaders say. I don not always agree with everything my Bishop says. St. Peter was known as the cussing disciple, however, he favored in the eyes of Jesus. Many devout catholics continue to attend their churches even though their legacy is plagued with some serious molestation allegations. Many conservatives attend churches whre Pastors make extremely radical statements in regard to anyone that is not white Evangelical. However, there is soo much more to all of these churches that keep their parishoners returning. So often we believe and hear what we want to hear. I listenede very carefully to Sen. Obama because I have not made up my mind. He simply stated that he has been in church when Rev. Wright has made what some would call inflamatory remarks, however, he never stated he was there when the comments in question where made, which makes sense since as a politician, I'm sure he doesn't attend church as often as the avergae person. Even if you don't like him, try not to what the ignorant do, and hear what we want to hear.
    I have 2 questions, doesn't seem like Sen Clinton or McCain, have any real christian ties, and if that doesn't matter to you, it should concern you what church Sen. Obama attends.
    And last but not least, can we now rule out that he is muslim!

    March 18, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  20. Mildred

    I have read some of the racist blog on this CNN. You see that is what Rev Wright was talking about, it is still going on today. Obama can not be blamed for what his Pastor say. That is wrong. He is only a member in that Church. And as for him leaving that church, that is where God sent him and I do not blame him for not leaving, because where is Rev Wright, He has retired from preaching. That video is about 9 years old and who ever went and dug up that video to hurt Obama did not stop anything. I see a lot of you have never been in a Black church so you would not understand anything about a Black church.

    Sweep around your own front door, before you try and sweep around someone else.

    March 18, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  21. not enough Obama

    It was "not" enough words in his speech to say he is not one of the persons that sits for 20 years and is shaped by the Pastor's ideas and his words. Comparing what his white grandmother said and what Pastor Wright said are two "completely different things. You can not compare the two. It is true Pastor Wright is part of Obama because they believe in the same things.

    How can we have this type of ideas and values in the White House.
    We should have an "American" who loves his country and "all" people. The way it should be in all churches. Jesus Loves All His Children. Obama- Listen- You are going to the wrong church.

    March 18, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  22. Danielle

    And how exactly are all these public records going to fix the economy, rebuild our schools, bring our troops home from Iraq . . . ? No one really cares – this story is just more distraction from the real problems in America.

    March 18, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  23. Katherine

    STOP WORRYING ABOUT THE CLINTONS, America needs to put OBAMA UNDER THE SCOPE. STOP LISTENING TO THE RA RA and really start listening. OBAMA is full of hype and NO substance.

    March 18, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  24. Obamabot08

    Charlotte says "I'm surprised you Obama-bots don't want to see her pap smear results. "
    Charlotte, we can not do that because Hillary is really a man!

    March 18, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  25. Mike in Houston

    11,000 pages of fluff to be spun into "meaningful experience". Hillary's quixotic campaign will leave two lasting results:

    1) The Clinton's will completely fade from public relevance, and;

    2) The creation of a new political party through the split of the current democratic party.

    Great job Hillary.

    March 18, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
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