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DNC Apologizes to Bernie Sanders, Democratic Party for ‘Inexcusable’ Remarks in Leaked Emails

DNCAs the Democratic Convention gets under way, the Democratic National Committee has released an apology to Bernie Sanders and his supporters for the controversial discussions revealed in this weekend’s WikiLeaks leak.

Hacked emails from DNC officials indicate that discussions were held online to swing the 2016 primaries in favor of Hillary Clinton, primarily by setting up tough outreach questions for the Vermont senator’s campaign. Clinton will be named the official Democratic 2016 candidate this week, though the convention is off to a rough start due to outrage from Bernie Sanders’ most loyal followers.

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wassermann Schultz has removed herself from the equation this week, and the DNC has now published a statement in response. The letter apologizes for “inexcusable” emailed discussions among party staffers, while it also urges convention-goers to maintain a respectful decorum throughout the week.

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