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. Paul

    This is just the start of what the Democrats are set for if Hillary cheats her way to the nomination. The Republicans will be unearthing documents left, right and center on Hillary and her corrupt cronies in the Clinton White House.

    How can people write capitalised chants on this website for a woman who has reinvigorated her campaign with lies (about NAFTA), race-baiting (about Rev. Wright & Obama) and the considerable help of Rush Limbaugh? I making it a policy to stay on the opposite side of any debate to Rush Limbaugh, and any Democrat who does his bidding isn't worthy of the name.

    March 18, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  2. Eagle Eye

    When will be the release ??

    Documents "removed before being released, that largely relate to privacy concerns" ????

    March 18, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  3. Thomas

    I'm SO glad they are editing this information, I mean really are Americans so stupid to think they will publish information like personal addresses of famous people or SSN numbers of these people???

    Yeah lets just get all that information out there so when some FBI person who is her body guard in 1996 gets killed we can blame Hillary.

    WHAT I'M WORRIED ABOUT IS OBAMA: he has only handed out ONE year of Tax records and NO information about the people he has talked to the last 3 years he has held a political position (I bet McCane will ask for these though and when they find out that his paster is with him several times a week Obama will lose the General Election by even more then he will now)

    McCane 08'

    March 18, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  4. ForBetterAmerica

    There is a 142 deligate lead ... That is a fact, not just you and me ...

    March 18, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  5. Cindy,CA

    Hillary still gets attacked regardless of how much requested information she releases...It seems some people still want more to try to find something to attack her with...It's getting alittle one sided.
    Obama talks about his transparency but it seems he will only be transparent when he get found out about something...It seem is first reaction is to lie..not remember etc..Then he admits to it...More to come on that front on his dealings with Rezko, and some of his legistature he sponsered in Chicago...

    March 18, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  6. Bonbon

    TO CNN, WHY HAVE I ONLY SEEN ONE OF MY REPLY'S POSTED AND THAT WAS WEEKS AGO, MY EMAIL IS ATTACHED I MEAN IT, I REPLY TO AT LEASE 2 STORY'S A DAY, AND I NEVER SEE MY POST.

    ALSO IF A PERSON CLICKS ON AN "ADD A COMMENT SECTION" AND YOU CLOSE DOWN THE COMMENT SECTION AFTER THEY HAVE BEGAN WRIRING A POST, YOU SHOULD NOT CUT OFF THAT POST BECAUSE TIME RAN OUT WHILE THEY WERE TYPING. UNLESS YOU SHOW A TIME CLOCK AT THIS LEAVE A COMMENT SECTION, AND WARN A PERSON OTHERWISE, YOU SHOULD RESPECT THEY CLICKED ON WHEN THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD COMMENT.

    MY EMAIL IS ATTACHED, BUT IF I GET ANY RESPONSE IT WILL BE A FORM LETTER, AND NOT THE ANSWERS I WANT

    March 18, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  7. Rachel, MA

    Good. Now all the Obama supporters can shut up and moved beyond these petty politics.

    What do you all expect to find? That she was sitting around all day having tea parties for eight years?

    I don't think the Obama supporters who were pressing for the documents to be released know exactly what they're looking for. Same with the tax returns.

    March 18, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  8. Marie

    Thank goodness these records will be released. The media is obsessed with finding anything negative on Hillary. It is getting old.
    Why hasn't Obama released ALL of his tax returns yet? He has claimed to have done so. Just another lie?

    March 18, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  9. m michelle brian

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

    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 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  10. Trev

    For the tax return Clinton Haters out there. The only returns Obama has released are the 2006 returns. Otherwise, he is just as secretive. The politics of talking out of both sides of one's mouth.

    Hillary 08

    March 18, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  11. richard, Coweta Ok

    I'm sorry but Hillary has taken enough time to do this, that any information given now could have been altered. She should have released them when first asked. I'm sorry, but I trust no politician.

    March 18, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  12. Paul

    It’s about time Hillary is releasing something even though it is just a little part of it, and of all that she has been asked to release. How can you even think to vote for someone that hides such information? Politics as usual!! You don't get experience through osmosis hanging around your husband. By the way why don’t we ever see Bill and Hillary as a family together on the same stage, marriage of convenience, that’s not the family values we need leading our Country.

    No wonder why the EDUCATED people of this great Nation are voting for Obama. Pennsylvania, I hope your educated enough to make the right choice.
    OH, and show us your TAXES or are you trying to cover up something else. Did I say Cover Up!!

    March 18, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  13. Eagle Eye

    These documents seem not to include anything related to the issue
    of the Presidents last moment padons issues to MARK RICH, Hillaries brothers and others, as they should be in be in Bill ralated files.
    ???????????????

    March 18, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  14. 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, particularly 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. Transparency? Not with Obama!

    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 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    I believe that someday we will have a woman in office, I don't think that woman is Hillary. She can not be trusted because scandal has been historically intertwined throughout the Clinton's political frame. I am open to change for the better not the Clinton machine that drove our foreign policy to 911. They had an oportunity to get Osama and didn't take it. We had terrorists in the US before G.W.Bush during Clinton's watch and the American public was not warned properly and that'swhy 911 came to being.
    No to Clinton.

    March 18, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  16. Lindsay

    I love how there are so many psychics on here. It's truly amazing. You don't know what's going to happen any more than I do. Stop saying ignorant things like "Obama's going down!" and "Hillary's toast!". You sound like you're five.

    Just because you type it in a little box and it magically appears on CNN's website doesn't mean it's true... I'm so sick of all this bickering. I honestly don't know if I care who wins anymore.

    Is this country beyond saving?

    March 18, 2008 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  17. theturth

    Hillary should talk about Peter Paul and Norman Hsu. Hillary wants to garnish your wages.

    March 18, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  18. Alex

    There is a huge difference between listening to some lunatic televangelist while flipping tv channels and sitting in the pew for 20 years, and clapping and dancing to the sounds of hate, racism, and most important America hating rhetoric. How can you compare the two?

    March 18, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  19. toejam houston texas

    The stragedy is to keep the tomatoes flying. Somehow someway we 've got to get some kind of filth to stick on her. Doesn't matter if it's the truth or not. First one to get this done will be invited to have some good ole soul food with the President to be.

    March 18, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  20. jkk

    l hear diverse opinions as America itself which is the beauty of it all. But in our effort to get those comments across, some of us fall short on intellectualism and emotionalism the same line Rev Wright walked. Obama is appealing to the better angel in all of us as the Clintons are trying to hang his skin color around his neck? lt is time for us all to come together and heal the wound, heal the nation ailing economy and restore America's lost image in the world. YES WE CAN!!!!!!

    March 18, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  21. Matthew

    Anyone with any knowledge of archival science knows that it's not just a matter of "opening the files," and that it takes years to make records available. Records must be appraised, reviewed for preservation, digitized, filed, and a finding aid created, and that's before any national security issues are considered. This work takes years for any kind of institution, much less a presidential library. It's simply unreasonable to expect that all of Clinton's records can be available by now. But, none of this will matter to people who have a political point to score.

    Personally, and as a resident of Michigan, I feel that the Democrats have screwed up this election beyond repair. As an independent, I'm just glad that McCain provides me with a reasonable option from the Republicans.

    March 18, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  22. m brian

    5th try.......

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

    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 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  23. clarity

    Great....
    Now if Obama would be quite as transparent, and release all his documentation related to his terms in public office over the last 20 years too....
    ....(crickets chirping).

    Shame on Obama, shame!

    March 18, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  24. Barack Stands For Change

    In response to :Slept In Church For 20 Years
    "OK.. Now I want to see Obigot's calendar for the last 10 years. Fair is fair."

    Who's the real bigot?

    Obama 08

    March 18, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  25. m brian

    6th try…….

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

    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 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
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