A top aide for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE's campaign on Monday ripped attacks on Bill ClintonBill ClintonAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert The Hill's 12:30 Report The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE's past infidelity by GOP rival Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE, saying Trump has gone “in the gutter.” 

Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta also issued a warning to Clinton's Democratic rival Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies Clip shows Larry David and Bernie Sanders reacting after discovering they're related For now, Trump dossier creates more questions than answers MORE (I-Vt.) to stay away from the topic.

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“I hope he's not going there,” Podesta said of Sanders during an appearance on MSNBC's “Andrea Mitchell Reports” after the host noted it seems “there's some piling on here” by Sanders.

“He said that he's going to run a positive campaign, that he wasn't going to go in for personal attacks and I take him at his word on that,” Podesta continued.

“But I hope he's not thinking about going there, because, again, I think what Trump has done to go in the gutter is reprehensible,” the Clinton campaign chairman added.

Sanders fielded a question late Friday at a town hall in Iowa about Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

“Hillary Clinton is not Bill Clinton. What Bill Clinton did, I think we can all acknowledge was totally, totally, totally disgraceful and unacceptable. But I am running against Hillary Clinton. I am not running against Bill Clinton,” Sanders told the questioner, according to The Washington Post.

Trump has for several weeks knocked the Clintons over Bill Clinton's sexual history, and on Sunday argued that Hillary was “an enabler” for her husband.

Clinton's campaign manager maintained on Monday that Bill Clinton “remains an asset for us.”

 

“People remember the tremendous job he did as president, particularly on the economy,” Podesta said. “So he remains an asset for us and I think that he'll continue to campaign for us.”