Clinton to Release First Lady Schedules

All 11,046 pages of them
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2008 8:33 AM CDT
Former President Bill Clinton reacts to a question about the release of Presidential documents during a news conference with Microsoft Corporation CEO Steve Ballmer on November 2, 2007.    (AP Photo/Marcus R. Donner)
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(Newser) – The public can finally get a look at Hillary Clinton’s record as first lady—all 11,046 pages of it. The National Archives will release all of Clinton's daily schedules, it announced yesterday, responding to a Freedom of Information Act request made almost a year ago. The documents detail Clinton’s comings and goings, including meetings, trips, speaking engagements, and social functions.

Until now, the Clintons have come under fire for releasing records at a sluggish pace. “What is Senator Clinton hiding?” an Obama staffer asked recently. “What is lurking in those documents that she believes voters don't have a right to know?” Five days are missing from records, and other parts are blacked out to protect personal information such as telephone numbers and addresses.