Campaign manager of leading candidate of the Democratic party, Hilary Clinton has lashed out at the campaign team of major rival, Bernie Sanders, according to reports that the Sanders campaign team stole data from them.
Hillary Clinton campaign manager, Robby Mook, accused the Sanders campaign of data breach he characterized as a multimillion-dollar theft aimed at making money off the front-runner’s voter files.
He said: “This was not an inadvertent glimpse into our data, it was not as the Sanders campaign has described it, as a mistake. They have, in fact, stored the data that they found on the file, data that belonged to us.”
“The Sanders campaign has tried to downplay what this means, so I want to be very, very clear: This was data that took millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours to build,” He continued telling reporters as the news broke out.
Sanders campaign admitted guilt and was suspended temporarily
The Sanders’ campaign admitted its staffers had inappropriately reviewed and saved Clinton campaign data made available as a result of a software error. The Democratic National Committee suspended Sanders’ access to the database, effectively crippling the recent progress made by the campaign.
Sanders fearing the huge repercussions on his presidential bid has gone on to sue the party in federal court on Friday night for breach of contract.
After much deliberations, the Sanders suspension was cancelled
Late Friday, after discussions with the Democratic National Committee and a federal judge, Sanders campaign will regain access to the national voter file, according to Politico. However, the Sanders camp would not be dropping its lawsuit.
Hilary campaign manager blatantly rejected the Sanders’ team efforts to make itself look like the victim of a DNC effort to help Clinton win. He said Sanders now has access to the “fundamental keys of our campaign and the strategic road map.” “They stole data as a reason to raise money for their campaign,” he said.