Clinton Documents Land With a Thud
Posted on Mar 20, 2008
Journalists have been poring over the 11,000 or so pages of Hillary Clinton’s White House public schedules, just released by the National Archives and the Clinton Library. So far, they haven’t found much worth reporting.
The documents do reveal that Sen. Clinton was involved as first lady in her husband’s campaign to sell NAFTA, an agreement she has recently tried to distance herself from, but that’s not really all that shocking.
While there’s no smoking gun, there is a headache: Virtually every news story in the records mentions the name Monica Lewinsky.
New York Times:
WASHINGTON—The National Archives and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library on Wednesday released more than 11,000 pages of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s public schedules for her eight years as first lady.
The long-awaited documents, released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request and a lawsuit, show her daily activities, from meeting with foreign dignitaries to designing the White House Christmas card.
In some ways, they provide support for her assertion that she played a central public and private role in the policies of the Clinton administration. But there are redactions on more than 4,400 pages, and most days contain an entry for a “private meeting” that gives no clue as to with whom she was meeting or about what.
Hillary Clinton as first lady.