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:
Nothing says "I hate you, media" like making reporters scramble at 11:45 pm ET.— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) March 5, 2015
wait what if the emails all spell out "today I announce I am running for president" and this was a long con— Philip Bump (@pbump) March 5, 2015
Twitter being Twitter, critics and supporters alike responded directly to Clinton’s message