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

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soundoff (393 Responses)
  1. Sandy in Washington

    I, too, am a white woman who never has – and never will – vote a Clinton into office. Hillary is not to be trusted, particularly when she has 1. refused to release her tax documents 2. has supporters who are what I call "left-wing feminist nazis". Enough, already "ladies" with your so-called intelligent comments regarding Hillary's alleged experience. Mz. Clinton is simply trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. I'm so sick of having your feminist, man-hating agendas publicized – it makes my job being a decent, strong and respecful woman that much more difficult. Please shut up and go away.

    March 18, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  2. History Making Day

    He's back, the man, the message, and the moment.

    March 18, 2008

    Obama 08

    March 18, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  3. Alston

    Maybe some truth will come out now ..

    CNN's Truth-O-Meter is skewing the truth towards Hillary..

    In the Ireland issue they clearly mention that she was not directly involved with the peace talks and it was a big exaggeration on her why did they give it a half-truth????????

    That to any sane individual is a blatant lie..

    March 18, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  4. akaDoug

    Where are your tax records, Billary? Where is the list of donors to the Clinton library? Hope none of that money came from the Middle East you'll be accused of working with the terrorists!

    Go crawl in a hole have brought shame to America!

    March 18, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  5. jackson smith ny ny

    Some of you people really need to inform yourselves. Hillary never refused to supply her tax returns. She has said all along that she will provide them at tax time this year. You'll have them soon enough. And what exactly do you think you're going to find that is so nefarious?

    By the way, are you asking John McCain the same question? Has he released his?

    Lastly, there's nothing that requires presidential candidates to release their tax returns.

    March 18, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  6. Drip, Drip, Drip

    Hillary can not take this day away from Barack. Dream on Hill, we've waited for your papers this long, we can wait another day.

    Obama 08

    March 18, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  7. Texas!

    I'm an educated white woman in Texas, and I voted for Obama. I'd love to see a woman President, but not this woman. I can't vote for another Clinton.

    Obama '08!

    March 18, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  8. akaDoug

    Where are your earmark requests Hillary? Did you really ask for $10m for a Woodstock memorial? Wow that money would have been nice to give to the less fortunate, but Woodstock is certainly a great way to feed the hungary!

    March 18, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  9. SW

    American really are stupid! Of course she is releasing her travel itinery to boost her foreign experience claim; but what about the phone logs, the record of contributions, records of her relationship with Peter Paul, contributors and the contributions to her and her husbands foundations, campaigns. I guarantee that in a couple of weeks she will release her 2007 tax returns and expect us to forget about the prior several years when she and her husband made most of their money. CNN report and inform!

    March 18, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  10. What is Clinton hiding?

    I find it very interesting that sections of this were taken out. I also find it interesting why she decided to release this now, when in reality these could have been released a long time ago. How come she hasn't released the most important documents such as her tax returns, earmarks, and donor library.... What is Hillary Clinton hiding?

    On an interesting sidenote, we hear about Obama and Rezko all the time yet no one can really get any dirt on Obama about his dealings. Obama has even met with the press multiple times to answer all questions involving Tony Rezko. Yet, we never hear anything about Hillary Clinton's scandals such as her ongoing trial with Peter Paul over possibly the largest campaign donation fraud in the history of the United States. She makes the Obama and Rezko dealings seem like nothing and no big deal compared to all the dirty laundry she has...


    March 18, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  11. Danny in Pittsburgh

    Everybody give Hillary's camp a break.

    It takes an AWFUL long time to retype 11,000 pages...

    Re-writing history takes time, dontcha know.

    March 18, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  12. John

    redaction redaction= liar, liar Hillarys not going to release the rest for 2 years what a joke. I wouldn't trust Bill or Hillary as far as I could throw them. Of course they won't see the light of day cause she is not going to be elected so the important hidden stuff will never come out. NEVER TRUST A CLINTON!!!

    March 18, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  13. Edd

    Barack Obama is playing innocent, he should be transparent too, he needs to release all the help he got from Rezco and he should release the source of his campaign funds & his spendings!

    I really cannot believe what these Obama supporters, they are mean & would really destroy the party! Obama is not qualified to lead! Not electable! Easily to be defeated by McCain, he also has dubious past that we have never uncovered (J. Wright fiasco).

    HILLARY is more credible and she can present a real solution to our problems now. We cannot keep of digging the past, let's move on....


    March 18, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  14. lowland

    why did it take so long.......IT IS 11,000 pages and it was not her putting it together so give her a break.

    Why did they remove things.......If it was me i would want my SSN removed from public documents! HELLO PEOPLE! not hard to figure out.

    March 18, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  15. suzy

    Hey Obama – sounds like YOU DECEIVED the public when you said you released YOUR tax returns, but it was only for the last year – this was brought up on the news last night....where are the REST of yours????
    too much Rezko stuff to fix???? You already admitted over the weekend that "I confess" that we did take more money from him than originally much for truth!
    What goes around comes around – and what a merry-go-round it is!

    March 18, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  16. Tesa P

    We do not want to see this we already know what it says:

    1. Do anything to become president
    2. Get hair done
    3. Tell Bill to pick up Chelsea I am too busy to be a Mom...
    4. Do anthing to become president.
    5. Have Bill seal my civil rights paper from college, Ofcourse I did not agree with blacks and other ethnicities having civil rights.

    Where are the tax returns??????????????/

    March 18, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  17. Derrick

    Dave Smith,

    You are so entrenched that this man has been racist for 20 years, there is no proff of that. Wright is just a ex marine that is angry at America.I know of several ex marines(vets) that are mad at America and its sytem.Wright is being rammed on because no one expects to hear that from a Pastor.His sermon was not about America every Sunday. It amazes me how People try to judge a man on a Statement his pastor made.Everybody's Pastor or church leader has made statements there questionable,so are we to judge everyone in that church? Geez...

    Obama 08

    March 18, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  18. IAMWMD

    Hillary's amazing declaration: Surprisingly, she doesn't recall anything. Because of Paul's extensive home videos and testimony in the David Rosen criminal trial, "I don't recall" is not going to fly this time.

    Oops.....It just hit the fan, Billary supporters

    March 18, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  19. akaDoug

    CNN why aren't you reporting on all the Clinton scandals. The new ones Peter Paul vs. Hillary Clinton...and the old ones: Travelgate, Filegate, Pardongate, White Water, who killed Ron Brown, Arkansas trooper deaths, what about Vince Foster, Cattle Futures sold for 150 times what they were worth, Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, Monica, the list goes on and on! Why is CNN covering these up?

    March 18, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |

    @ LEAHA

    The only one that sounds uneducated is you. You are following a person or the idea of a person that he is going to give this country automatic change. You are more like a teenager voting on American Idol for your favorite singer. Obama was asked to release his previous tax reports from the start of his Senate career and the Obama camp said NO. The Clintons tax returns and some White House documents have been released for several years now. The one in question was this years. You being a woman should have more pride that Women have come such a long way. Us as women always critisize each other harsly and do not come together to see what good we could accomplish. You are the one with the lack of true hope and equality.

    Obama supporters will never be happy with how many, or what form of documents are released from the Clintons.

    I have a lot of pride to be standing by Hillary not just because I am a woman but because I have seen and read her life's work and she truly is a champion on champions.

    HIllary – American Loves you!!!


    March 18, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  21. Slick

    Wake up America. They only let you see what they want you to see. They are the Clintons. Have they returned all they stole from the White house? Or is that happening the end of April too?

    Obama made a great and memorable speech today. Has Hillary ever? Nope just a bunch of angry diatribes when she doesn't get her way.

    New is always better....Obama 08'

    March 18, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  22. jesse sturkens

    fred go back into your ground hog hole it's not time for you to come out yet.i won.t call you a oidot you are much worst.but it's good to know there are poeple out there like you.{i peace,and happiness.

    March 18, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  23. joanna

    I am afraid that most of you will not be able to read all of those papers and neither do you have the mental capacity to understand them! I would like to know more about Obama's long-time relationship to Tony Rezko the slumlord who cheated Obama's own people moreover Mrs.Clinton has ALWAYS been proud of being an American more so than unamerican Michelle Obama.

    March 18, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  24. SaneTexan

    Barack is going to LOSE! He knows that he has played the race card far too many times to win the general election. His true colors have been exposed...thus the reason for his big phoney speech today. I guess all you supporters will blame Hillary for Obama's Reverend's speech too. It's all her fault...right? You just have a very poor candidate who happens to like to speak. He and Oprah are both racists hiding behind the guise of being "new thinkers". But wait a minute...a black person couldn't be racist could they? LOL! Anyone but Obama!

    March 18, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
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