Former top Obama adviser David Axelrod is criticizing the Democratic National Committee's treatment of White House hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersDrug importation from other countries will save dollars and lives Sanders: Trump a 'pathological liar' Buttigieg endorsed by ex-treasurer in DNC race MORE in the growing controversy over private voter data.
"W/out evidence that his hierarchy knew about data-poaching, harsh penalty v. @BernieSanders looks like @DNC is putting finger on the scale," David Axelrod tweeted Friday.
The Sanders campaign is suing the DNC in federal court after the campaign was barred from accessing the DNC's voter database. The suspension came after a Sanders campaign staffer improperly obtained private data from Hillary Clinton's campaign. The Sanders team fired the staffer and says the DNC overreacted.