Clinton papers: bin Laden, Haiti and Supreme Court
By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press
President Bill Clinton speaking in Kirwood, MO. Nov 2008. (Photo by Timothy K Hamilton, Photo Credit: Courtesy: Flickr)
WASHINGTON (AP) - New records from the Clinton White House show former President Bill Clinton asking his advisers for details on Osama bin Laden after reading a New York Times story. Other files show the White House considering military action in Haiti in 1994 and preparing for Supreme Court hearings.The National Archives released about 1,000 pages of documents Friday. About 20,000 pages of Clinton records have been released since February.The latest batch shows Clinton asking national security aides whether the CIA overstated bin Laden's role in the 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.Other papers show Clinton's team weighing options to restore democracy and remove military leaders who staged a coup in Haiti. It also covers the Supreme Court nominations of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer.
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