An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified around 75 meetings with longtime political donors, loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and other outside interests that were not recorded, tracked or were listed without the names of those she met.
The missing entries raise new questions about how Clinton and her inner circle handled government records documenting her State Department years — in this scenario why the official chronology of her four-year term does not closely reflect other more detailed records of her daily meetings that were tracked.
The AP obtained the planning schedules as part of its federal lawsuit against the State Department. At least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were not listed in her calendar, the AP’s review found. Seven meetings found in Clinton’s planning schedules were replaced by substitute events listed on her calendar. More than 60 alternative events listed in Clinton’s planners were omitted entirely in her calendar, tersely noted or described only as “private meetings” — all without identifying those who met with her.
At a time when Clinton’s private email system is under scrutiny by an FBI criminal investigation, the calendar omissions reinforce concerns that she clearly had personal and secretive agendas that she did not want to be placed on any government track record.