SOURCE: Judicial Watch

March 04, 2008 14:15 ET

National Archives to Release Hillary Clinton's White House Daily Schedules to Judicial Watch Before March 20

Archives Seeks to Delay Processing Telephone Logs "One to Two Years"

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that the National Archives and Records Administration notified the U.S. District Court on March 1 that it expects to release to Judicial Watch 10,000 pages of former First Lady Hillary Clinton's daily schedule records by March 20, 2008, the date of a status hearing in Judicial Watch's lawsuit in the matter [Judicial Watch, Inc. v U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Civil Action No: 1:07-cv-01267 (JR)] (http://www.judicialwatch.org/files/2007/030108ArchivesReqStayHRCPhoneLogs.pdf). The Archives, however, suggests it will take "one to two years" to begin processing Hillary Clinton's telephone logs.

"The Clinton Presidential Library ('Library') completed its exacting page-by-page, line-by-line review of approximately 10,000 of the 30,000 pages of records potentially responsive to [Judicial Watch's] April 5, 2006 Freedom of Information Act request ('Request') that is the subject of this action," the National Archives stated in its brief. "The Library has notified the Presidential representatives of the records scheduled for disclosure and anticipates that it will produce those records to plaintiff Judicial Watch, Inc. in advance of the March 20, 2008 hearing."

"We are pleased we are finally getting Hillary's daily schedules despite the Clintons' delaying tactics," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "And it is ridiculous to expect the American people to wait 'one to two years' for the telephone logs of a candidate for the presidency. The Archives needs to get its act together and comply with the law, which requires the timely release of these records."

Judicial Watch also seeks access to records related to the National Taskforce on Health Care Reform, a "cabinet-level" taskforce chaired by former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a separate lawsuit [Judicial Watch, Inc. v U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Civil Action No: 07-1987 (PLF)].

For more information on Judicial Watch's campaign to force the release of Hillary Clinton's White House records, please visit www.judicialwatch.org.

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