Documents from Clinton years being released Friday

The National Archives says about 5,000 pages of previously unreleased documents involving former President Bill Clinton's administration will be released Friday through the Clinton Presidential Library.

The documents are expected to include confidential communications between the former president and his advisers along with records related to Clinton's federal appointments. It could include communications involving former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is considering a 2016 presidential campaign.

The documents will be released online and through the former president's library in Little Rock, Ark.

The National Archives says the initial release of the documents is part of 25,000 pages of records that have been cleared for release in the coming weeks.