11,000 Clinton documents show former First Lady's travel, weather
( dpa )- More than 11,000 pages of documents from Senator Hillary Clinton's days as a First Lady were released Wednesday by the National Archives, revealing her travel schedules and meetings from 1993 to 2001.
They give details of the weather each day, what was playing at Washington's theatres and some insight into trips she took - such as a January 1-5, 1997, jaunt to St Thomas in the Virgin Islands, where she stayed in a private residence.
Some of the information has been blotted out - or redacted - for security or privacy protection reasons.
Senator Barack Obama's campaign had pressed for an earlier release of the documents amidst the 46-year-old's neck-and-neck race with Clinton, 60, for the Democratic presidential nomination. But the National Archives said law required an intensive review before their release.
Clinton has claimed superior experience on national security and international matters, citing her travel as First Lady to about 80 countries, and Obama's staff claimed they needed to see the documents for proof.
"This process is very labour-intensive and time-consuming and requires that National Archives staff conduct a page by page, word for word review of all records in order to protect sensitive information such as national security, personal privacy and law enforcement," the Archives said in a statement.
The documents cover 2,888 days during former president Bill Clinton's term of office, and schedules for 32 days were found to be missing in the beginning. In the meantime, 27 of those missing days have been found.
The Archives said that of the 11,046 pages, 4,746 contain redactions.