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. Vince

    Now I wonder if Obama will release some of the goodies he`s been hiding??

    March 18, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  2. Dan

    She has released more than Obama has by a lot. Now she's releasing even more. Let's see if these type of personal attacks from Obama, that distract us from the real issues, will end.

    March 18, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. Robin

    Regardless of what is the issue, you can read anger and harshness among some of the comments posted on this page. Some of Mrs. Clinton supporters and some of Mr. Obama supporters write their comments based on their hate toward the other candidate not based on their support for Mrs. Clinton or Mr. Obama. That is sad. Why not showing respects for the others, while making the points? Why acting like Extreme Right Wing activists? Then what would be the difference who is up and who is done, if we cannot tolerate each other?

    March 18, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  4. Lily



    March 18, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  5. Basanti

    Go HILLARAY! i find it interesting that barak camp accused Ferraro of racism and yet Barak himself- in his speech- delivered his message of suffering and thats why we should vote for him? out of guilt? reparation? for god's sake this is the presidency of the most powerful democracy in the world and no, affirmative action shouldnt apply to job of a president. Hillary 08!

    March 18, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  6. Jon, Lantana

    How old are you guys really? I mean it takes a long time to look at 11,000 records. They HAVE to go through them for NATIONAL SECURITY purposes to release these documents. It is also practice to remove SOC SEC Number, phone numbers and etc from these records. Stop harking on her for something that she is not DOING. Grow up. These are records pertaining to Hillary Clintons schedule as first lady so it does not include Bill Clintons schedules etc. (which are all already in the public domain) Obama has released his tax return for 2006 already, but where are his from 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 what is HE hiding. One year of tax return submission does not mean he has done it all along, he HASNT. What about all the missing earmarks he has forgot to submit in his so called submission of his earmarks (for only one year) I want all 8 years of records of earmarks while he was in the Illinois Senate. Just to prove a point you all are blind to what is really going on and being spoon fed laughable talking points in which you spew out as fact.

    March 18, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  7. PA voter

    RELAX...she's releasing her tax returns on April people need to chill out

    She will make the best president PERIOD

    March 18, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. Melissa, Houseton, TX

    OBAMA IN 2008!!!!!!!!

    PS what about your tax returns Hil? 🙂

    March 18, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  9. Joe

    What good does this do us if all the important stuff is REDACTED, which is likely the case.

    March 18, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  10. Basanti

    barak is playing on the white man's guilt to win the nomination! gosh! its a sad attempt.

    March 18, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  11. Joe G

    Hillary Clinton can't win in the eyes of the Obama "swoon at every speech" crowd.

    Why did Obama stay at that church for 20 years? I live in Chicago and can tell you that there are hundreds of churches on the south side. Why this church and why this pastor?

    There's something not right about Barak and Michelle Obama. I'm sure they're good people, but Senator Obama should not be elected President of the United States.

    March 18, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  12. PK

    Who cares about her schedule when she was First Lady! At least she's experience enough not to sit in a racist church.........And try to protect the pastor afterward.

    March 18, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  13. Samson

    I believe she was the most influential First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt. She certainly held her own opinions on things separate from her husband.

    March 18, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  14. Charles Hardeman

    I think its pretty holier-than-thou for Obama folks to run around talking about the 'new politics' whilst drooling over the prospect of creepily searching the clinton files for the slightest advantage, like, i hate to say it, Karl rove.

    March 18, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  15. Sophia

    Frankly this is just another "legal, Washington, buisness as usual" ploy. It ties up the time & resources of a campaign that isn't exactly rolling in money, people & time. What is the hope here? What terrible dirt can you wish to find in a First Lady's schedule? This is just more negative bone digging that Mr. Obama has the luxury of promoting.

    March 18, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  16. Dan

    Hillary has released more tax returns – 20 years of them, than Obama. Obama has released one year. We should be asking Obama to release HIS returns, especially 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. Maybe Obama supporters really are delirious, weeing that they gobble up anything that is spoon-fed to them by him, without giving it much thought.

    March 18, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  17. Frank

    The release of this information can only help Hillary with respect to addressing the question of her experience and re-enforcing her claim that she has superior exrperience when you combine her experience as a Senator with that of her time while she was 1st Lady.

    Also, after listening to Barack Obama's speech today I am convinced that he is an extremely gifted politician. I can appreciate his explanations, as they relate to comments made by his Pastor.

    However, the speech still leaves me with many questions that I believe are unanswered. I would like to give him the benefit of the doubt but I still find it very difficult to believe that Obama, as a Professional man that is so articulate, educated, intelligent did not know all along about Rev Jerimiah Wright's radical opinion of America and racial opinions of white Americans.

    Barack Obama is an exceptional person who I thought, would have exercised better judgement in selecting a person like Wright to be his Pastor/Mentor, as well as, being a spritual teacher for his children.

    This is the problem that I as well as many Americans will have in trying to come to terms with this issue.

    Here is a man that has presented himself as one that had insite and better judgement than the majority of Senators relating to voting history on the Iraq War and then you have the Jerimiah Wright debacle.

    March 18, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  18. Charles Hardeman

    or ken starr for that matter.

    March 18, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  19. Jim

    Did they say which Wednesday those papers would be released?

    Has anything in those papers been edited?

    March 18, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  20. Yoda

    Of course she won't release all of it, just the stuff that makes her look good. Typical Clinton snow job.

    March 18, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  21. John Karsten

    They already said the clintons got to remove thing like emails, home address, which I agree they should have, but I think they will have taken more out than we will ever know. I want to see the money trail. I want to see her tax return, and then we will see who is buying the POTUS.

    March 18, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  22. matt

    Tax will be released about April 15th. That was she said. So Obama's person should not worry about that. You should worry about Obama 's donation files. Where his money come from. His relationship with lobby and the root of his multimillion house. HILLARY, go and go all the way.

    March 18, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  23. scbrown






    March 18, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  24. BOB

    She has no experience from the White House except in cover-ups and dirty tricks. Now she can afford $5 million spending sprees.
    SHOW US THE MONEY or at least the tax returns.

    March 18, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  25. Charles Hardeman

    Clinton has 20 years of released documents.

    Obama has a grand total of: 1 year of released documents, pertaining to his life in the senate.

    we'll see where this ends up shall we.

    March 18, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
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