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. ajc

    And what are we supposed to learn from this? Who cares? I don't see the purpose. Should we demand to see Obama's schedule of his entire life since he's been in public office? McCain's? I don't see the point.

    March 18, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  2. Alex H

    manny james marietta ga March 18th, 2008 1:59 pm ET

    Way to go Hillary.!!!!!! Hill 08

    Ummm... lemme correct that for you...

    Way to go Court System!!!!!! Judicial Branch '08

    (Hillary had nothing to do with it... if you read the article it was a court matter to get them to release the archives faster... nice try).

    March 18, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  3. Independent

    wait a minute – thousands of pages had redactions, edits, etc? I smell a rat. Clinton what dirty little secrets are you keeping? What about your tax returns? earmarks? you have already been ridiculed on your foreign "experience." I dont buy it

    For those Clinton-zombies who are wondering why everyone is so skeptical about the Clintons telling the truth – maybe your memory is short so let me give you a flashback.

    "I did not have sexual relations with that woman – Miss Lewinsky"

    March 18, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  4. George in Chicago

    Now we can see what she was doing. Although we've known it wasn't Bill!
    Hillary's done. Get on with your lives, Hillarites.

    March 18, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  5. Alice in Fort Myers

    I'd like to see how much money Obama donated to his minister over the last 20 years........

    March 18, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  6. Bonbon

    now Obama can shut up.

    it seems he has a lot more to hide than Hillary, that is why he keeps turning the focus on Hillary

    I hope someone wakes up soon, and investigates Obama, the way Ken Starr went after the Clintons all those years.

    this man cannot be trusted.

    I heard his speech today, all it was was words. very carefully scripted words.

    I read once that Adolf Hitler was supposed to have made very eloquent speeches, that he held thousands and thousands of people spellbound while he gave a speech. AND THAT AFTERWARDS WHEN THESE PEOPLE WERE ASKED WHAT HITLER SPOKE ABOUT, NO ONE COULD REMEMBER, WORDS JUST WORDS and look what kind of a leader he turned out to be. NOW I AM NOT TRYING TO COMPARE ANYONE TO HITLER, JUST TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE THAT WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH.

    OBAMA HAS ALREADY SHOWN THIS NATION WITH HIS OWN ACTIONS, HE IS NOT TRYING TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM REV. WRIGHT BECAUSE HE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN WHAT REV. WRIGHT BELIEVES AND PREACHES, BUT ONLY TO MAKE HIMSELF LOOK GOOD, AND FOR NO OTHER REASON, HE EVEN STATED IN HIS SPEECH TODAY HE WOULD ALWAYS REGARD REV. WRIGHT AS A CLOSE FRIEND.

    OBAMA ONLY WANTS TO MAKE IT SEEM HE IS NOT RACIST, BECAUSE HE NEEDS THE VOTES OF EVERY NON BLACK VOTER HE CAN,

    BOTH OBAMA AND HIS WIFE HAVE STATED ON SERARATE OCCASIONS THEY DID NOT LIKE THIS GREAT NATION, AND ONLY WHEN THEY NEED IT NOW TO SERVICE THEIR OWN PERSONAL NEEDS DO THEY SUDDENLY LIKE IT, I JUST DO NOT BUY IT.

    SO REMEMBER ALL YOU NON BLACK VOTERS, OBAMA STATED IN SEVERAL DEBATES THAT HIS POLICY'S ARE ALMOST LIKE HILLARYS, SO APPARENTLY EVEN HE SEE'S SHE IS THE BETTER CANDIDATE, HE HAS WILLINGLY ATTENDED A CHURCH THAT OPENLY PRACTICES RACISM, AND THAT IS RACISM AGAINST ALL NON BLACK VOTERS, AND HE HAS NEVER REALLY CARED FOR THIS GREAT NATION

    SO WHY WOULD YOU VOTE FOR HIM

    March 18, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  7. Fed up

    I have a feeling that Obama supportes are not going to be impressed as they thing with the release of these documents. But I'm also sure that Obama will embellish every little sticky note, phone call, email and gossip that went on and turn it into "scandal."

    March 18, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  8. Jay MN

    We need to get Sinbad to validate these releases.

    He already took her to task on one.

    March 18, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  9. m brians

    I can’t help laughing out loud whenever I saw Obama supporters barking out loud “Tax returns, Tax returns, where is her Tax returns?”

    I feel so sorry for Obama for hiring such a bunch of idiot campaign managers, foreign policy advisors...

    They just didn’t get it. Hillary is preparing this campaign for more than 10 years; you guys would think she is stupid enough to have some financial scandals for the year of presidential election?? Get a grip!!!

    I can’t wait to see Obama’s disappointment on April 15th.

    March 18, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  10. Deb, IN

    On Friday, Obama only appeared to be a LIAR! Today during his speech, he admitted being present in the pews during controversial racial remarks by Rev. Wright. Now America knows that he will say anything to get elected. I know most politicians do but this was a person spouting about bringing change. Sorry folks no CHANGE here just the same old thing, only this time you know before you elect him.

    Obama is a LIAR!!!!!! He is not electable now!!!!!!!

    March 18, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  11. Arnold T Pants

    If she gets elected, will she return the furniture she stole from the White House?

    March 18, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  12. Jay MN

    If you needed "one to two years" to release everything, you should have started "one to two years" ago. She knew she was running for prez back then. No excuse now.

    March 18, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  13. PJ

    Uh oh, now Obama's not going to have anything negative to say about Hillary. Wonder what he'll try to come up with next. For those of you wondering about tax returns, there are already 20 years of them that have been publicly released, compared to Obama's 1 year. What's Obama hiding, other than being friends with racists?

    March 18, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  14. Deb

    This is good news!

    These papers will show I'm sure that she was an active hard working First Lady working every day for the American people.

    She has first hand experience in meeting a crisis with Grace, which is the quality I admire most.

    Hillary 08

    March 18, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  15. ObamaJoy

    Fowler – I love you!

    lol!

    March 18, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  16. Ex- Obama Supporter

    Hillary Clinton has released more tax returns – 20 years of them, than Obama. Obama has released one year of tax returns. We should be asking Obama to release HIS returns, especially those years with his questionable relationship with Rezko. What is HE hiding?
    All you Obama supporters really need to think that through before you start point fingers.

    Maybe Obama supporters really are delirious, seeing that they gobble up anything that is spoon-fed to them by him, without giving it much thought.

    March 18, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  17. AntiBrenda

    We see them after reduction and editing eh? No wonder it took that long . They were being edited. We are not stupid Hillary.

    March 18, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  18. jesse sturkens

    in respones.to the first comment made on this page by josh.would have you believe,that some of his best friends are black.sorry josh i just can't buy that one.but i see where you are you are coming from.snake changes colors but he will still bite.i love you and it's nothing you can do about it.

    March 18, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  19. Kim

    And the truth finally comes out. Can't wait to see how many presidents wives she sipped tea with.....she had no securtiy clearance to deal with important issues. Hillary....what a joke!

    March 18, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  20. Peg

    What else is Hillary hiding? We demand to know!!

    March 18, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  21. michelle Orally

    I love Hillary as always!

    March 18, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  22. Becky in Indiana

    Still no tax records though...

    March 18, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  23. Burt

    I cant belive how some people will twist things around. Oh they are going to deleat some stuff so they must be hiding somthing, them skunks, wonder what they dont want you to see. If you would just learn how to read it tells you they are removing social sec numbers and phone numbers and personal stuff like that, im sure you would want your numbers left in so every nut case in the world could call you.

    March 18, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  24. Stephen

    It's irritating that comments on the Pastor Wright issue show up here, but since comments are closed on the other one, I have to respond in this article.

    Obama DID NOT LIE when he said he wasn't in the pews listening to Rev. Wright. He said he wasn't in the pews during the two sound clips ("GD America" and "Chickens coming home to roost") in question.

    In his speech today he said he has been in the pews when Wright has said things that could be considered inappropriate. There is no contradiction or lie there.

    March 18, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  25. Dave Smith

    To the Obama supporters. Are you really still going to sit there and still say Obama is perfect? Obama has been listening to this RACIST Pastor for 20 years! 20 years!!!

    Obama keeps talking about Unity. Uniting the country. How do you unite anyone, if all you've been listening to for 20 years is RACISM?

    Don't you think 20 years of this "preaching" has sunk into Obama's head?

    WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!

    Vote for Experience, Not just talk

    Hillary 08

    March 18, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
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