Sanders apologizes to Clinton over campaign data breach

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Sanders shakes hands with his rival Clinton at the conclusion of the Democratic presidential candidates debate at St. Anselm College in ManchesterBy Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders apologized to front-runner Hillary Clinton at a debate on Saturday for a breach of Clinton voter files by a Sanders staffer that intensified tensions between the two camps. The Sanders campaign also suspended two staffers in connection with the breach, a campaign spokesman said after the ABC debate, following the firing of its top data director after reports of the incident surfaced late on Thursday. “Yes, I apologize,” Sanders said when asked about the controversy by debate moderators.

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