March 18th, 2008
03:30 PM ET
11 years ago

Archives to release Clinton's first lady schedules

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" 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. La Petite Sorciere

    OMG, some of the archives, what about all of them?
    where are her tax returns.............she is hiding something, she is hiding something............... NO MORE CLINTONS

    March 18, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  2. josh

    I am highly offended that Barack Obama would think that the American people are THAT STUPID that they would believe he sat in this man's church for 20 years and never heard this man's hatred spewed from the pulpit! My ancestors NEVER owned slaves and did not engage in the trade or sale of slaves! They fought on the Union side in the Civil War to help FREE the slaves because they believed that ALL MEN are created equal!

    I don't understand why they have to hang on to the slavery issue like it is a yoke around their necks. EVERY SINGLE RACE (white, black, oriental, etc., etc.) has had to suffer slavery at one time or another in their history. Slavery, for the blacks, began when their own people sold them to the Dutch spice traders. Rival tribes in Africa would fight and the victors would take prisoners as slaves for their tribe. When they discovered they could get goods from the "white man" if they gave their "slaves" to them, they began the whole mess.

    March 18, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  3. Corey, Maryland

    good now where are the tax returns!

    March 18, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  4. vanchava

    Yes. I want to see this so call "experience".

    All that's left now is her tax return, funders to the Clinton library, and her earmark records.

    March 18, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  5. manny james marietta ga

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

    March 18, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  6. Scott C

    It is really about time.

    The people need to see what she was doing while living in the White House.

    We need to make sure she gets credit for what she did, but doesn't get credit for what she didn't do.

    This will make it so she can't take credit for her husbands entire presidency.

    Can't wait for this to get out tomorrow.

    Next should come her Tax returns.

    March 18, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  7. An Agnostic Democrat

    As usual, there will be something missing – as in the truth – as there always is when it comes to the Clintons. Why is it we never see the name Clinton and truth in the same sentence? Try googling it and nothin' comes up. Try scandal or lie and the Clinton name and the list is endless.

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

    March 18th, 2008 2:01 pm ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Hillary's goose is cooked. As far as Mccain, once the american public find out that mccain gave up top secret info when he was in captivity his candidacy wont be worth the paper his betrayal was printed on.

    March 18, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  9. Jen

    I want to see the pardon papers too. Many criminals were let loose due to political favors. I want to see them to prove me different!

    March 18, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  10. Voter


    March 18, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  11. Scott C

    Enough with the Wright stuff.

    Let us find one recording of you saying something bad and then say that your entire character is defined by that statement.

    It isn't like he talked like this every sermon... the three clips that are circulating are likely the only three that are as bad as that, or else there would be more in the public.

    You are using this news as a weapon against a candidate you already hated.

    March 18, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  12. OBAMA 08


    March 18, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  13. bdc

    kids don't get to "edit" their transcripts when they apply for college/jobs

    Why can't they just RELEASE EVERYTHING... she DIDN'T HAVE SECURITY CLEARANCE, so how sensitive can her schedule from a decade ago be?

    March 18, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  14. Alexandra

    Where is the tax returns?
    Hillary release every document not some.
    Also why the redactions?
    What are you hiding Hillary?
    God bless Obama

    March 18, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  15. S. Williams

    i wonder how many of those calls are from Bill to Monica... :d

    March 18, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  16. Ken, Austin TX

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

    March 18, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  17. Bob

    Its going to show that she has SO much more experience then Obama ever will. His camp is going to try and jump on ANYTHING to get the focus off him and his lies about him not being at Chruch when JUST WORDS were spoken.

    March 18, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  18. kd

    Of course, the Obama supporters will criticize this as well. Dear Lord, please put down the kool-aid. Support him, but Clinton is doing exactly what you demanded and yet, still rude dispisition. Can't we all just get along?

    March 18, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  19. JERRY


    March 18, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  20. Susan

    What took her so long????
    This should have been done a long time ago.

    No wonder the American people don't trust her.

    March 18, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  21. Maria

    Obama has inspired a level of transparency during this election cycle rarely seen. Kudos on the disclosure, let's keep it coming. It is also time for Clinton to cough up all her tax returns and give interviews about the numerous scandels during her husband's presidency. Inquiring minds want to know...

    March 18, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  22. Amondo

    What is wrong with this country? Since when did a persons schedule determine anything? Hey Barack, release your schedule from when you were a community organizer.

    Clinton for America!

    March 18, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |

    Could CNN report about relationship between Obama and Rezko?

    Today Obama demonstrates he has lied to us again! He did listen to those sermon..... he admitted today, while he denied on last Friday!

    What a liar!


    March 18, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  24. LB

    I am sure that these records have been purged to be nothing but flattering to Senator Clinton. I am more interested in the tax returns, dnoors lists, earmarks,etc.


    March 18, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  25. Lucy

    Why doesn't CNN cover the Peter Paul Case? They were all over Obamas "shady dealings."

    March 18, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
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