Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night responded to mounting criticism over reports that she relied exclusively on personal email during her tenure as Secretary of State, calling on the State Department to release a trove of e-mails from her years in office.

Critics have accused Clinton of using private email as a means of keeping her digital records from entering the public domain. Clinton had remained silent on the issue, appearing at an EMILY’s List award gala Tuesday without mentioning the growing backlash.

The controversy escalated Wednesday after the Associated Press reported that Clinton owned the server which hosted her e-mail domain, further incensing critics who believe she was deliberately trying to conceal records from her tenure as secretary of state.

On Wednesday The Washington Post reported that the House Select Committee on Benghazi had issued subpoenas to the State Department. Per The Post's Carol Leonnig:

"The House Select Committee on Benghazi, which first discovered Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail based on a home server in its inquiry into a fatal 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, is asking for all e-mails related to the attack from all Clintonemail.com accounts and any other staff members’ personal accounts."

A timeline for the release of the emails remains unclear.

Even at the late hour, Twitter reacted to the news:

Twitter being Twitter, critics and supporters alike responded directly to Clinton’s message

Hillary Clinton's private e-mail address that she used while secretary of state reinforces everything people don't like about her, argues The Post's Chris Cillizza, and is very dangerous to her presidential ambitions. (The Washington Post)