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. Todd C.

    George W Bush is a bad President. Let's not forget that.

    March 18, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  2. bakersfield

    pharma for obama

    March 18, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  3. Steve

    Tax Returns please....

    March 18, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  4. Lilly

    I am a white woman who will vote for Obama !!

    I don't trust Hillary at all!

    March 18, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  5. kelly in Utah

    The republicans spent millions trying to get dirt on the clintons and they FAILED... Neither of them are in jail.. If you want dirt on Obama forget about records or spending millions of dollars just go to youtube.com

    Stick a fork in him he is done........

    March 18, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  6. Jane

    Expect those documents to look like the FBI and CIA reviewed them with black markers, scissors and scratch outs.

    Hillary where the hell are your 2006 tax returns?

    March 18, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  7. Kiki

    And now Obama should relese ALL his schedule documents, in particular those relating to meetings with reverend Wright and the Rezko family members for the last eight years at least. Be fair.

    March 18, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  8. Angel

    Thank you for releasing for public view...let the firestorm of political commentary/"witch hunt" begin. Maybe this and the Rev-i-rev "news stories" will satisfy the cable news appetite until April 22...NOT!

    March 18, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  9. Jacob

    Good step, now release your tax returns as your promised in the last debate.

    March 18, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  10. WhyNow

    –Don't forget the Earmarks: and I bet not releasing her taxes and earmarks will show a connection.–

    Yep! she is hiding something...

    March 18, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  11. Charlotte

    I'm surprised you Obama-bots don't want to see her pap smear results. You have enough problems with your own candidate and his racial stance. I guess it is hard on all of you to admit he is not Jesus. To admit he stayed in that church for 20 years and said he did not know about Rev.Wrights feelings. Today he admits he was aware...HUMMMMM

    March 18, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  12. Rohit

    Good. How about those tax returns and earmarks requests?

    March 18, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  13. Leah DiMarco, TX

    The tax returns, ear-marks and Clinton library records will be the most important records.

    I think she released the White House records first because they will be the least inflammatory and it will side-track everyone for a bit.

    It is NOW time to RELEASE those tax returns, ear-marks and library donors!

    March 18, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  14. eva

    WHERE ARE THE OBAMA'S TAX RETURNS BEFORE 2006, SO FAR HE ONLY RELEASED HIS 2006 TAX RETURN!!!

    March 18, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  15. BG - Texas

    Probably much to do about nothing!

    Next thing you'll want is Obama's attendance records and tithes to the churh and a transcript of every sermon that he heard during the last 20 years.

    Let's get on with the real issues – Economy – Iraq – Education – Health!!!

    March 18, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  16. Mr. C.

    I'm sorry but we need to see everything. Why erase about 5000 schedules? What Americans should be asking is " What are really in these 4000+ schedules that had been retracted. Scams of course. Why would anyone even vote for this woman.

    March 18, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  17. Aboomah 4 Obama

    Josh: give it up already – Enough is Enough!

    This article is about Mrs. Clinton's experience as First Lady and whether or not it qualifies her to be president.

    So don't vote for Obama and stop spilling your bile out in public!

    March 18, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  18. Banko

    Please, Tax Returns and Donor Lists. Hillary secretive, divisive, calculating, corrupt and dishonest

    March 18, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  19. 1love

    THANK YOU JOSH...OH BOY....

    THE AWAKENING HAS BEGUN...ONE NATION

    March 18, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  20. VIVIAN

    Did I read wrong or did I just read that some stuff is going to be removed before the info. is released? The Clintons are still hiding things!

    March 18, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  21. AllAmericankid, Marietta, GA

    Wow, why am I not suprised? They probably think the press are too busy with Obama, and that now is the best time they can do their dirt...........they are in for a rude awakening!!!!!!!

    March 18, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  22. Mr. C.

    Looks like Obama just earned One superdelegate... way to go BARACK!!

    March 18, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  23. stop the ignorance

    Thanks, Josh.

    Your statements are precisely why America needs Barack Obama as President.

    March 18, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  24. Adam FL

    Way to go Hillary!! Lets get to the White House!!!

    Hillary Clinton 2008!

    March 18, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  25. Obama Nation

    At least she has a history and documents...what has BHO been doing and supporting for the last 20 years?

    March 18, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
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