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. Michael

    Hillary has solutions. Obama has speeches.

    During the current economic crisis, Obama is talking about race while Hillary is talking about solutions!

    March 18, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  2. Carol Rippy

    Now that Hillary is giving up her personal records I think we should see what Obama is hiding I would like to see how much $$$ he gave to his racist minister how about that!!! Obama should bow out of the race before divides this country any more than he already has!!!! With the re-election of GW it showed how stupid most americans really are but it's time to WAKE UP AND SUPPORT SOMEONE WHO CAN CLEAN UP THIS MESS WITH THE COUNTRY!!!! Anytime there is a problem in the family who is the one to fix it that's right a WOMAN USUALLY MOM!! So mom's it's time to vote for Hillary she will clean up the MESS!!! Stop blaming her for Bill cheating on her I think it takes a strong woman to put that aside for the sake of her family. And cheating although it's wrong aleast he hasn't been a RACIST for the past 20 years.....

    March 18, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  3. TerryD





    March 18, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  4. Kenneth

    To Josh: (commets above)- You ignorant fool. You say all races had to endure slavery and just not blacks. Please reference a time in history that white americans had to eundure slavery like blacks. Also, I can not believe that you are actually trying to blame slavery on Africans. I know that Africans had tribal wars, but the only reason why Africans were able to sell some of their captives to whites was that whites went to Africa. It is not like Africans invited them over there you idiot. Also, most whites that went to Africa did not buy slaves from other Africans, they just captured them and took them. Bottom line is, as far as slavery goes, if whites would have stayed out of Africa, it would not have happened you idiot.

    March 18, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  5. 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! Post it Cnn stop scanning Hillary's fan mail!

    March 18, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  6. JOANN


    March 18, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  7. Ratgurl

    So they need 1-2 YEARS to go through the documents to what...? Sanitize them? Ever heard of "control+F"? On a computer, you can look for SS #'s, phrases, names, etc. Give ME the documents. I'll have them ready in 2 weeks!

    Now about those taxes......

    March 18, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  8. bella

    What about obama's documents.
    Does he have any or no he hasn't done anything or anything corrupt?

    March 18, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  9. Jacqueline Samms

    How convenient...Right after Obama's speech. Think she's scared? I think so.

    March 18, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  10. Mike

    There are still many things that havent uncovered about Obama he hopes does not hit before the other primaries.

    March 18, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  11. Helen

    OK Obama, now that Hillary has released her documents that you wanted how how about you releasing yours. How about all your tax returns and how about the papers on the purchase of your home from the crook in Illinois. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. You people make me sick when you harp on Hillary's papers. We know nothing about Obama and he has the gall to ask for her papers. He won't answer the tough questions but then he really isn't ask too many by the news media. They have given him a free ride from day one. Vote for Hillary!!

    March 18, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  12. stephanie

    I think this country is ready for a WOMAN PRESIDENT and HIllary will get the job done !

    March 18, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  13. Ticket of HOPE:Obama Al-Gore

    Once her archive is released everyone will see that most of her experience was nothing but setting in the white house and making facial and nail appointment. Obama was right: Experience... what Experience??

    March 18, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  14. Emma Becker

    So much of ourselves and the way we need to see things are expressed through our comments. The opinions that most of us share are not facts based on evidence, but what we seem to need to believe.

    I would like to see Obama as our next president.

    March 18, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  15. jp/michigan

    I am still waiting for Obama to release tax returns from 2002, when he first started taking donation money from another good friend, Tony Rezko.

    March 18, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  16. troy

    Hillary just got the call that these documents have been "prepared" for viewing! If you are seriously considering her for President PLEASE SLEEP ON THAT DECISION.......... until Christmas!

    March 18, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  17. cathy

    Let's see Obama's schedules/documents for the years he served as an elected official.

    March 18, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  18. Terry1

    Everyone like to say how calm Obama was during his stump speech on CNN regarding Racism.

    It looked more to me like CONTROLLED RAGE.
    Obama is not his own person, he has to many people controlling him, he grew up trying to please everyone and he is still doing that... Those traits are not good for a president of the most powerful country. Not good at all!

    March 18, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  19. Kasha

    no surprise that this release came on the day that Obama gave his historic speech on race.

    Trying to make sure you get equal press time, Hillary?

    I suspect this is not a coincidental timing. Now how about the rest of what you "promised"

    March 18, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  20. Liam

    Having watched Senator Obama's speech, I was struck with the perception that it was much more of a speech directed toward the future, rather than the narrow confines of this year's presidential contest.

    Senator Obama seemed to be in a more wistful and reconciled mood than I have ever seen him before. I thought that his remarks about how how struck he has been by how much the young people of America have moved past racial divisions, was actually an acceptance that so many others have not, that he perceives that he will not get enough support to be elected President, but that those who are not capable of every voting for someone of his race will soon fade from the scene

    It struck me as a speech that was looking toward the future of America, and not what can be achieved now, not very dissimilar from Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech, except Senator Obama has witnessed that young people are ready now, but the majority of the older voters are still stuck in the past, and are unlikely to change.

    March 18, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  21. Gordon

    Let's see Obama Tax Papers, his schedules, his experience blotter. All you Obama suporters are blind...we can't get past the slavery issue which is 175 plus yrs ago, how can we change in the next 4 yrs...Get real people..Clinton 08

    March 18, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  22. Cynthia from Virginia

    Will Obama also address the huge inequality and even hatred, abuse, etc that women still face in this country at the hands of men?? NO, he won't, because he only cares about race.

    Say the N word and it is committing a sin, but throw around the B or C words anytime you want in this country, where there are currently 17,000 slaves today – yes, that's right! But they aren't blacks – they are 'just' women being held as sex slaves, so I guess that is OK.....

    And blacks treat their women even worse ...take a listen to some 'urban' music sometime.... How about an honest discussion of gender in this country??? A fine speaker like Obama should be up to that task, but he says nothing.

    March 18, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  23. Nicholas

    I do not think American's have the finacial capacity to afford Obama.

    McCain in 08

    March 18, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  24. Todd Cullen

    What's been the hold-up? What have they been trying to cover-up all this time? Let me guess, Her schedule says: Today Bill was out getting nookey, so I had to run the country with my 35 years of laughable experience!

    March 18, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  25. Sick and Tired

    Josh you're a part of the problem. Hopefully no one you know runs for public office or they will suffer the same scrutiny that Obama faces due to your posted comments here.

    I do not agree with The Revs comments-but there have been well known white preachers who've stated that America will pay for her sins....and they weren't referring to slavery.

    March 18, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
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