The State Department agreed Thursday to turn over all the planning schedules from Hillary Clinton’s time serving as secretary of state to The Associated Press by mid-October in an abrupt reversal from U.S. government lawyers’ warning last week that hundreds of pages would not be released until after the presidential election.
The decision will make available all of Clinton’s minute-by-minute schedules before the presidential election.
Those planning documents offer a detailed look at Clinton’s daily routine during her four-year tenure as secretary of state between 2009 and 2013.
The State Department provided the AP some of the Democratic presidential nominee’s official calendars from her time at the department, but some of those calendars had been edited after her events and, in some cases, names of those who met with her had been omitted.
The department has so far released about half of her more complete daily schedules.
“As stated in today’s court filing, the Department had no objection to shifting its resources as long as its overall processing burden was not increased,” State Department Spokesperson John Kirby said in a statement. “Consequently, the Department plans to complete its production of former Secretary Clinton’s schedules not later than October 17.”