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


Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (393 Responses)
  1. A. Harrison

    I hope the Obama Campaign stops whining now.

    Hillary 2008!

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

    Up to two years for the others?

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

    Hillary has nothing to hide. She was one of our best and most intelligent first ladies. We love you Hillary!

    Madame President!

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

    now Obama can release all of his records from when he was state senator.

    March 18, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  5. PEGGY

    HILLARY 2008!!!!!!!!!
    HILLARY 2008!!!!!!!!!
    HILLARY 2008!!!!!!!!!
    HILLARY 2008!!!!!!!!!

    JUST ACTIONS,,,,,JUST ACTIONS,,,,,,,,,,,,,NOT JUST WORDS LIKE MR OBAMA

    March 18, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  6. Mike Jones

    Ok, now let see this "experience" she speaks of all the time.

    March 18, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  7. PEGGY

    HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    PROUD TO BE WHO SHE IS ,,,,,,PROUD OF HER NAME

    PROUD OF HER COUNTRY

    PROUD OF HER DAUGHTER

    AND WE ARE PROUD OF YOU HILLARY

    March 18, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  8. Candi South Carolina

    After Hilary set-up Obama she will submit and do what is ask because now the thinks the American people is behind her instead of Obama. No way Hillary

    March 18, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  9. Media

    We need to see all I mean everthing Archives, all tax returns, all information about contribution to the clinton library.

    March 18, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  10. Claire, Houston

    The Clintons never tell the whole truth about anything. Haven't you people learned this by now?

    March 18, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  11. SONIA

    HILLARY

    AMERICA NEEDS YOU

    WE NEED SOLUTIONS

    ENOUGH TALK FROM OBAMA

    WE NEED SOLUTIONS

    March 18, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  12. Duck And Hide Hillary

    She has a lot more to hand over to the American people, such as tax returns, and Bill's library donor list. Retrieving these papers from Hillary's closet could take forever, or at least until Chelsea runs for the presidency.

    O/08

    March 18, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  13. Jacqueline Samms

    I guess a lot of things will be blacked out for security reasons. I can't wait to see.

    March 18, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  14. AISHA

    HILLARY IS GREAT
    HILLARY IS A GOOD WOMAN,,,,MOM,,,,AND FORGIVING WIFE

    WE NEED YOU

    March 18, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    It's about time. It's still interesting and convenient that all the papers will not be released prior to Nov 4th. What they don't want revealed will be among those not being released.

    March 18, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  16. Cheryl

    Where are the tax returns??
    OBAMA 08

    March 18, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  17. Bright

    Now people can make a clear judgement of her claimed experience. I bet they must be worried sick. But I should point out the fact that a bulk of the records won't be released goes to show that something fishy is going on. Why won't they release the docs as they are bar personal SIN

    March 18, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  18. Arnold T Pants

    Saying Hillary Clinton has Foreign Policy experience is like saying Yoko Ono was a Beatle...

    March 18, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  19. clark

    cant wait to see the records "experience" get a life

    March 18, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  20. Loved The Speech

    Obama made history today.

    History trumps Hillary.

    Obama 08

    March 18, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  21. P. Gallager

    . . . .Its about time. This will give Pennsylvania enough time to see the
    corruptions and past scandals, and come to their voting senses.

    Obama 08.

    March 18, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  22. vicki

    I would like to see every little detail of what Obama did over the last 12 years so I can make a fair comparison of who might just have a little more experience.

    March 18, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  23. M. S. Indiana

    Educate the people Clinton's... but give us all of it, please
    Better deal with it now then later... McCain will be all over it

    March 18, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  24. Maureen

    Why are there social security numbers in her schedule?

    March 18, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  25. christopher

    We will not shot up VOTER till ALL are released along with tax returns. Is that too much to ask.

    March 18, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
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