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. Arnold, WV

    That oughta be good bathroom reading.Now that Flordia is out of the way her next book will be a sad story about a loser.

    March 18, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. California Voter

    MY COMMENTS AND PROBABLY MANY OTHER COMMENTS ARE DELETED . . . COULD IT BE THAT THEY DO NOT SUPPORT YOUR CANDIDATE SENATOR OBAMA??????????????????

    Awaiting moderation????

    March 18, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. Erin in Oklahoma

    April 15th is less than a month away so until then, you stupid tax-return nutjobs can shut it! Give it up already!

    If I had taxes as complicated as the Clinton's, I'd probably file an extension. That means October...

    March 18, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  4. Relax Joe

    Gisele: you know nothing of the Illuminati.
    Tax Returns: she listed the end of April. She's got to file this years shortly.
    Bill's papers: aren't in question.
    Paul's failed lawsuits are nearing double digits.

    Obama:
    His premise early last week was that he has never heard the Reverend make such remarks and today admitted that he has heard him say such separatist, bigotted remarks.

    In short, he lied and is now confessing he lied and that we should move on because in comparison to his white grandmother who also made desparaging remarks didn't mean he wasn't going to love her.

    Reverend Wright isn't his Grandmother. He's the individual who was in charge of his religious support in his campaign. He is his mentor in Christianity.

    I'll give him credit–he's smooth to try to compare childhood, off-the-cuff remarks to the Reverend and that they aren't any different.

    They are different and as one matures and moves up the ladder you have that talk with your relatives [more than once] that you don't accept nor ignore such divisive language from them.

    Change doesn't just come from you it has to be extended to your family members.

    Politically, you aren't running to convince your family they must change and you yourself have transcended the divisive language of hate.

    Coming full circle, Obama sought out this church to get in with the local community and to get their support to run for State Senate.

    He consciously took the best with the worst of the rhetoric and attitudes he saw and sees within the church community.

    His one goal has been quite simple: To be the President of the United States of America.

    Anyone who sets out to be this has always had an agenda. Whether you want to see it as noble or arrogant it still exists.

    Nothing in this speech resolved the simple fact that he weighed the pros and cons of having this relationship; and that from his viewpoint with all the man's faults he's still worthyof his friendship.

    I'm sorry, but knowingly ignoring the worst of this man's bigotry isn't a quality commendable and worthy of being the President of the United States of America.

    March 18, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  5. Jeff

    This is an attempt to stop the media from talking about the SPEECH!

    March 18, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  6. Leah DiMarco, TX

    To ALL the Hillary supporters:

    After reading posts on blog the past few months I've came to this conclusion...

    When you type in ALL CAPS it make ya'll look like your a teenager.
    When you yell WOMAN POWER, GO GIRL, She's our Gal, etc... it turns a lot of us women off!
    When you post posts that make you look like the only reason you are voting for Hillary is because she is a woman – it make ya'll look uneducated.

    I am a woman and I hope to vote for a woman for president in my lifetime BUT Clinton is NOT that woman.

    Obama '08

    March 18, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  7. I Can See Clearly Now

    I loved Obama's speech today. I think this speech is definitely history making and I for one am proud.

    I can't wait to vote the Democratic ticket in November, if he is on the top of the ticket. If Hillary steal the election, I'll vote for Nader.

    The world is looking brighter.

    Obama 08

    March 18, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  8. Say No To Hillary

    I smell a rat here! Why would some information be deleted before been released? Because thats all what they want us to see...Like anyone cares!, Release the long awaited tax return, let us know how you networked and channelled funds, not what you wrote on scrape paper as first lady. (Again who/where is this archive?)

    March 18, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  9. Peg

    Susan...what took her so long? She had to go through every document to remove anything that would ruin her campaign. Get with it Hillary and release your earmarks and tax returns!!

    March 18, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  10. Obama Supporter

    I think it's interesting that today the records are being released. The day Sen. Obama makes a speech that sends him right to the White House!

    Someone's trying to divert attention... do I smell a Clinton?

    March 18, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  11. ILoveAmerica

    The schedule information is not going to give much support to Hillary's claims of great experience, and that's why Hillary didn't want to release them.

    March 18, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  12. jj

    Did no one read the article?? It has nothing to do with her releasing them. They are being archived. It takes time for them to go thru them all. Clinton doesn't say yes this, no that. You only read and see & HEAR what you want to. Read it all. I thought all of the Obama people were suppose to be SOOOOOOOOOOOO smart. Only the supposedly educated ones vote for him, only because they can't or won't see and hear the truth. He's a racist.

    March 18, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  13. AntiBrenda

    Including any conversations she might have had with Monicah?
    What about the so much awaited tax records? Give me a break! I think she should be forced to give out the records or get out of the race. This is the non-transparency we have been talking about all through. Hope i dont hear her mention the word "transparency" throughout her campaign because it will make her a big hypocrate (which i think she already is anyway).

    March 18, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  14. jj

    Did no one read the article?? It has nothing to do with her releasing them. They are being archived. It takes time for them to go thru them all. Clinton doesn't say yes this, no that. You only read and see & HEAR what you want to. Read it all. I thought all of the Obama people were suppose to be SOOOOOOOOOOOO smart. Only the supposedly educated ones vote for him, only because they can't or won't see and hear the truth. He's a racist, with a pity party.

    March 18, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  15. Texas

    After Obama's speech today. If he isn't on the ticket somewhere....Hillary will not win in Nov. because african americans will not come out to vote if he is excluded from the process.

    Sad but true....she cannot beat McCain with our vote. She is barely in this race without us now....A lot of McCain voters are voting for her now, but in Nov. she can't count on the 'white' vote.

    As I said before....she can't win without us......

    So all the Hillary lovers and Obama haters really need to think about that......

    The speech has really touched a lot of hearts – like it or not.

    March 18, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  16. I want my vote back!

    That big chip on Obama's shoulder is weighing him DOWN!

    March 18, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  17. ANTI CLINTONS

    These are doctored papers, just more crap from the Clintons.

    March 18, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  18. Thomas

    Here we go again. I love our country, so much drama. I'm holding my breath for her tax returns. (that was sarcasm ya'll)

    March 18, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  19. Chido Williams

    Maybe we will have a little insight of where that money for the Library, the dealings with Peter Paul and who knows what else.

    March 18, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  20. Slept in Church for 20 years

    OK.. Now I want to see Obigot's calendar for the last 10 years. Fair is fair.

    March 18, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  21. ginnymci

    And those tax records? Will they show up by April 15 as promised - or are they mired in Hillary's secrecy?

    March 18, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  22. Mike Tacoma, wa

    for all of you thinking that Hillary decided to release this information you are WRONG. And for you thinking it is Hillary holding the doctuments back you are also WRONG.

    March 18, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  23. Changing to Independent

    I must say that there isn't anything new about full disclosure from the Clintons. I believe that lately we are so pressed to poke a finger at their background when it has been shady in many areas, white water, Sen. Clintons ties to lies at her old law firm, but we knew these things and celebrated the Clintons in the 90's. It is now unfair to now hold them to a different standard.

    People are nervous about Sen. Obama, they don't want any surprises come Nov, sad thing is, that could happen with either candidate.

    With all of the ignorant racist remarks on this blog, idiots talking about get over slavery and such, it seems to me that if Rev. Wright is racist, so are most of the CNN newstaff, as well as most of the uneducated folks who post to these blogs.

    March 18, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  24. Dana Point, CA

    There should be a separation of church and state. Our forefathers were right. That is why they found a new world, and why everyone has a right to practice his or her own religion without interference from the government.

    Barack's preacher should not have been talking about politics, but God.

    Having said that, I am still voting for Barack, because he had nothing to do with what his preacher said. If you want to chastise everyone for listening to a preacher with racist views, we are all guilty because we have all heard the televangelist on tv.

    Obama 08

    March 18, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  25. The American Voter is not Dumb

    Social Security numbers? Are you kidding me?!?! How many phone calls or appointments involve SSN's??

    Another lame excuse to duck the truth.

    The American Voter needs the facts, all the facts, and not the edited facts.

    We get to decide what "is" means!

    March 18, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
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