The schedules document who Clinton had meetings with during her term as Secretary of State. The State Department has released about half the schedules so far since the judge’s order, but say they cannot possibly get the job done until after the election is over.
The Republican National Committee and Donald Trump’s campaign are calling on the government to get it done before the election.
“It is unacceptable that the State Department is now refusing to release her official schedule before the election in full,” Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller said after the agency told AP lawyers late Friday that the last of the detailed schedules won’t be release until around Dec. 30.“Voters deserve to know the truth before they cast their ballots,” Miller continued. “Hillary Clinton should immediately demand that these public records be released before voting begins.”
“Hillary Clinton needs to end the stonewalling and either call for their release or release them herself,” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Friday in a statement. “Failure to exercise transparency will just further prove she isn’t concerned with telling voters the truth about her unethical behavior, a pattern that will continue if she is elected president.”
The Associated Press lawyers have formally requested that the State Department provide all minute-by-minute schedules by October 15.