Clinton Campaign Responds To Sanders Camp Data Breach

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during the CNN Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign released a statement on Friday afternoon calling for a swift investigation into the breach of its voter data by members of opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) staff.

Brian Fallon, Hillary for America’s national press secretary, wrote that the campaign was “informed that our proprietary data was breached by Sanders campaign staff in 25 searches by four different accounts and that this data was saved into the Sanders’ campaign account.”

“We are asking that the Sanders campaign and the DNC work expeditiously to ensure that our data is not in the Sanders campaign’s account and that the Sanders campaign only have access to their own data,” he continued.

Fallon was much more candid on Twitter, where he said the Sanders staffers who viewed the voter data may have gotten “a pat on the back.” Sanders’ data director, Josh Uretsky, was fired for looking at the Clinton campaign’s information.

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  1. This reminds me of Obama’s masterful phrase, when Romney was
    walking the plank about the President’s supposed failure to call out “terrorism”
    in the hours after Benghazi—“Proceed, Governor.”

    Here, Sanders’ campaign is all over the place—we did nothing wrong, and what we
    did do wrong was for a good reason, and they might have done something wrong to
    us first, or at the same time, or in the future, and you’re not being FAIR!

    Proceed, Bernie.

  2. I’m holding Mrs. Clinton responsible for whatever happens next. It could be a good thing for her, or a bad thing. Her choice.

    Debbie Wasserman-Shultz is entirely Hillary Clinton’s creature; which is why she remains chair of the DNC despite the fact that Shultz has overseen the worst number of losses and defections to the party in nearly 100 years. Shultz is verifiably incompetent. Her only claim to fame is that she does HRC’s bidding in all things.

    So I am holding HRC responsible for this debacle. And it would be in Mrs. Clinton’s best interests to consider the opinion of myself and those like me. Now let me tell you why.

    People like me have worked formally on campaigns. They’ve committed time to Wellstone and DFA training on Canvasing; Voter ID; Targeting; Outreach; etc. They serve on local and state executive committees, and are in fact the cogs that make the party wheel move. And until today I was okay with whomever won the nomination, ready to move on and play a role regardless.

    But this bit of underhandedness by HRC’s former Campaign manager Debbie Shultz has completely changed that for me.

    Hillary and Debbie take people like me for granted at their own peril.

  3. The IT department could have put a stop to this, but their arrival would have been too late to help matters and they were therefore ordered to stand down.

  4. So if they don’t kiss your patootie, what will you do to hurt them back? Pout and don’t do everything possible to make sure we have a Dem in the White House next year? Sit home and not vote?

    All that accomplishes is to risk the make up of SCOTUS for at least a generation.

    I don’t care much for sore losers or victimhood on either side.

  5. And I don’t care much for rigged games, but there you are. Please feel free not to consider me in your political calculus; just don’t expect me to walk the neighborhood or run the numbers on my voter files to help you pick up a win. You go right ahead and be a sucker if you want too, Jinx.

    Like I said can handle a straight forward loss at the convention, but not as a result of this kind of shit.

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