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Trove of Clinton White House papers released

Published on Mar 1, 2014 6:16 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Secret papers documenting Bill Clinton's time in the White House were released on Friday, but it was the role of then-first lady Hillary, now a prospective 2016 presidential hopeful, that attracted most scrutiny.

The National Archives made public more than 3,500 pages of internal memos, notes and other documents were posted on the website of the Clinton presidential library.

Among the collection are records from Hillary's press office and documents related to her ill-fated attempt to reform health care in the early 1990s during her husband's first term.

Also included are national security documents and notes that address key foreign-policy challenges of the era including unrest in Haiti, the slow response to atrocities in Rwanda, and terror strikes that preceded the attacks of September 11, 2001.

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