Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state, weighing in on a controversy that has generated negative attention this week for the likely Democratic presidential candidate.
In a tweet late Wednesday, Clinton said, “I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible.”
Secretary of State John Kerry said the State Department will move immediately to review emails that Clinton wrote on her personal account, though he said that will take time.
Revelations that Clinton exclusively used a private email account for official business when she was secretary of state were fast becoming a distraction as she takes steps toward a likely presidential campaign in 2016. The former first lady is the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic nomination, although she has not formally announced her candidacy.
Story compiled with information form AP reports.