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Clinton: ‘I want the public to see my email’

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Hillary Clinton is weighing in on the controversy surrounding her use of personal email while serving as secretary of State.

“I want the public to see my email,” she tweeted late Wednesday night, adding that she has asked the State Department to release them.

The brief, oddly timed tweet marked the first time she has addressed the email controversy, which has been growing for two days.

{mosads}The House committee investigating the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on Wednesday subpoenaed Clinton for emails from her private accounts.

The Select Committee on Benghazi “issued subpoenas for all communications of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton related to Libya and to the State Department for other individuals who have information pertinent to the investigation,” panel spokesman Jamal Ware said in a statement.

Earlier Wednesday, Ware said the panel is in possession of “two separate and distinct email addresses” Clinton used while serving as the nation’s No. 1 diplomat.

The Benghazi panel is ramping up its investigation after The New York Times this week reported that Clinton relied solely on a personal email account while serving as secretary of State.

New reports later indicated that Clinton used a personal email server set up at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y.

A Clinton spokesman defended her use of private email, saying the action was not unique.

“Like Secretaries of State before her, she used her own email account when engaging with any Department officials. For government business, she emailed them on their Department accounts, with every expectation they would be retained,” Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said in an email.

“When the Department asked former Secretaries last year for help ensuring their emails were in fact retained, we immediately said ‘yes.’ “

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