Before the presidential election in November, the State Department will deliver all of Hillary Clinton’s schedules from her tenure as Secretary Of State to the Associated Press.
As the AP reports, roughly half of Clinton’s schedules have already been released. Lawyers for the United States government emphasized that the rest would remain confidential until after the election. Now, however, the AP will have access to a detailed account of her activities from 2009 until 2013 before voters cast their ballots.
Clinton’s goings-on as Secretary have become a matter of public interest after the AP reported that Clinton has most frequently met privately with donors to the Clinton Foundation. One might interpret these findings as indication that Clinton was more likely to meet with people who had given money to her nonprofit.
But as Vanity Fair explains, others have critiqued the AP for only examining Clinton’s meetings with individuals unaffiliated with the government. This data, they have argued, is limited in scope and thus skewed. In fact, at the time of publication, the AP had only reviewed 154 of Clinton’s meetings.
Clinton’s campaign spokesperson, Brian Fallon, has also condemned this report as “distorted” and “100 percent factually inaccurate.”
Now the AP will have the opportunity to perform a much fuller investigation. By the middle of October, they will have the rest of Clinton’s schedules in their possession (the original delivery date was to be sometime around December 30). We can assume that their next report will be published prior to the election in which Clinton is a candidate.