Dozens of donor meetings missing from Clinton's official calendar

Hillary Clinton's official calendar from her time as secretary of state shows that about 75 meetings with political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors, and other corporate representatives were scrubbed or simply omitted, according to a comparison of records by the AP.

The fuller details of those meetings were included in files the State Department turned over to the AP after it sued the government in federal court.

The missing entries raise new questions about how Clinton and her inner circle handled government records documenting her State Department tenure — in this case, why the official chronology of her four-year term does not closely mirror the other, more detailed records of her daily meetings.

At a time when Clinton’s private email system is under scrutiny by an FBI criminal investigation, the calendar omissions reinforce concerns that she sought to eliminate the “risk of the personal being accessible” — as she wrote in an email exchange that she failed to turn over to the government but was subsequently uncovered in a top aide’s inbox.

The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page calendar with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day’s events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show.

No known federal laws were violated and some omissions could be blamed on Clinton’s highly fluid schedule, which sometimes forced late cancellations. But only seven meetings in Clinton’s planning schedules were replaced by substitute events on her official calendar. More than 60 other events listed in Clinton’s planners were omitted entirely in her calendar, tersely noted or described only as “private meetings” — all without naming those who met with her.

Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said Thursday night that the multiple discrepancies between her State Department calendar and her planning schedules “simply reflect a more detailed version in one version as compared to another, all maintained by her staff.”

The “risk of the personal being accessible” is an admission that Clinton sought to cover up these meetings, keeping them from the prying eyes of Congress and the public.  If she performed this scrubbing with her calendar, what other records have "omissions" or have otherwise been cleaned up to bury the truth?

Clinton refuses to take responsibility for the incomplete record, blaming her staff for the foul-ups.  It makes you wonder why anyone in their right mind would work for someone who is so willing to throw you under the bus at the first sign of trouble.

Hillary Clinton's official calendar from her time as secretary of state shows that about 75 meetings with political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors, and other corporate representatives were scrubbed or simply omitted, according to a comparison of records by the AP.

The fuller details of those meetings were included in files the State Department turned over to the AP after it sued the government in federal court.

The missing entries raise new questions about how Clinton and her inner circle handled government records documenting her State Department tenure — in this case, why the official chronology of her four-year term does not closely mirror the other, more detailed records of her daily meetings.

At a time when Clinton’s private email system is under scrutiny by an FBI criminal investigation, the calendar omissions reinforce concerns that she sought to eliminate the “risk of the personal being accessible” — as she wrote in an email exchange that she failed to turn over to the government but was subsequently uncovered in a top aide’s inbox.

The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page calendar with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day’s events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show.

No known federal laws were violated and some omissions could be blamed on Clinton’s highly fluid schedule, which sometimes forced late cancellations. But only seven meetings in Clinton’s planning schedules were replaced by substitute events on her official calendar. More than 60 other events listed in Clinton’s planners were omitted entirely in her calendar, tersely noted or described only as “private meetings” — all without naming those who met with her.

Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said Thursday night that the multiple discrepancies between her State Department calendar and her planning schedules “simply reflect a more detailed version in one version as compared to another, all maintained by her staff.”

The “risk of the personal being accessible” is an admission that Clinton sought to cover up these meetings, keeping them from the prying eyes of Congress and the public.  If she performed this scrubbing with her calendar, what other records have "omissions" or have otherwise been cleaned up to bury the truth?

Clinton refuses to take responsibility for the incomplete record, blaming her staff for the foul-ups.  It makes you wonder why anyone in their right mind would work for someone who is so willing to throw you under the bus at the first sign of trouble.