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Embattled Clinton Urges State Department To Release E-Mails

Hillary Clinton has responded to a controversy over allegations that she inappropriately used her personal e-mail for work while secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 by urging the State Department to release them.

"I want the public to see my email," Clinton said in a tweet late on March 4.

The State Department said it will review the e-mails provided by Clinton "using a normal process that guides such releases."

The move came after a Republican-led congressional committee investigating the deadly attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi in 2012 issued subpoenas demanding Clinton’s e-mails.

Democrats have criticized the move, describing it as a “tempest in a teapot” and a desperate attempt to try to thwart a potential run for the presidency by Clinton in 2016.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and AFP