Two More Sanders Campaign Staffers Suspended Amid Data Breach Investigation

Sanders apologized to Clinton during Saturday's Democratic debate.

ByABC News
December 20, 2015, 12:45 AM

— -- Two additional employees of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign have been suspended during an ongoing investigation into a software breach that revealed members of his staff accessed Hillary Clinton's private voter data, Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver said Saturday night.

Sanders apologized to Clinton and to his supporters during Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate, hosted by ABC News.

"Not only do I apologize [to Clinton], I want to apologize to my supporters," he said. "This is not the kind of campaign that we run. If I find anybody else involved in this, they will be fired."

The Vermont senator's remarks come after a bug in the firewall of the Democratic Party’s voter data software allowed four Sanders staffers to access files belonging to the Clinton campaign. One Sanders staffer was fired shortly after the incident came to light late Thursday night.

In response, the Democratic National Committee suspended Sanders’ access to the party’s massive database, prompting the Sanders campaign to sue the DNC in federal court.

Early Saturday morning, the DNC restored the Sanders team’s access to its data, but the lawsuit remains on the books and investigations are ongoing.

Clinton’s staff called the actions an “egregious breach of data and ethics,” but the Sanders campaign has accused the DNC of being in cahoots with Clinton.