The bruise on Hillary Clinton’s reputation increased in size this week with no signs that the controversy over her private email setup will go away soon. And Democrats are not moving to circle the wagons.
First among a number of dominoes that have fallen since Monday’s revelations, the White House distanced itself from Hillary by indicating legal counsel was not aware of Hillary’s email server.
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in an ensuing press brief on the matter that Clinton has turned over, reports RealClearPolitics. At the request of the department, over 55,000 pages of emails. But what she repeatedly refused to answer definitively is whether the department believes that those pages encompassed all of her email correspondence.
What’s more, David Axelrod, former Obama campaign consultant, pressed that Hillary’s problems are “being exacerbated by the lack of answers” from her campaign operation. Shortly, after that, Hillary tweeted from her personal Twitter profile: “I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them.”
The problem with this assertion is that it puts a spotlight on the question surrounding whether Clinton has actually provided the State Department with all of her email correspondence via her private account.
Seeing the blood in the water, the House subcommittee on Benghazi issued subpoenas on Wednesday for all of Hillary’s emails in which committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy remarked succinctly, “I want the documents. Sooner rather than later.”