First Lady Skeds Were Sanitized

Very little remains in Clinton's calendars for historians, or foes
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2008 2:12 PM CDT
First Lady Skeds Were Sanitized
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., addresses a campaign rally at Capital High School in Charleston, W.Va., Wednesday, March 19, 2008.    (AP Photo/Bob Bird)

Schedules from Hillary Clinton’s time as first lady don’t reveal much, Newsweek reports. The mound of documents consists only of her public engagements, rather than her private calendar, meaning many potentially revealing details are left out. The thousands of pages don’t, for example, mention her four-hour Whitewater testimony—but do note her appearance on Oprah the same month.

Records for the day of Bill Clinton's testimony on Monica Lewinsky show only a trip to Martha’s Vineyard. “This stuff has been sanitized,” said a member of the conservative group that sued for the documents' release. The schedules were checked by a Clinton loyalist before being made public; a 2002 directive from Bill said White House investigations, among other topics, were taboo. (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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