A top aide for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump: 'Why no action' from Obama on Russian meddling? Trump notes 'election meddling by Russia' in tweet criticizing Obama Former Obama advisor calls Fox ‘state sanctioned media’ MORE's campaign on Monday ripped attacks on Bill ClintonBill ClintonBill Clinton: 'The water is going to keep rising’ whether US stays in Paris or not Bill Clinton issues warning on opioid crisis: ‘It’s going to eat us all alive’ Poll: Former AG Lynch should be investigated MORE's past infidelity by GOP rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpChaffetz: Threats against lawmakers should be taken seriously Warren cautions Dems against infighting CIA director: Leaks 'seem to be on the increase' MORE, saying Trump has gone “in the gutter.” 

Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta also issued a warning to Clinton's Democratic rival Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGOP at decisive moment on Planned Parenthood Chaffetz: Threats against lawmakers should be taken seriously Assange bashes Dems: The party ‘is doomed’ 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.”