A top aide for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation MORE's campaign on Monday ripped attacks on Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBusiness coalition aims to provide jobs to Afghan refugees Biden nominates ex-State Department official as Export-Import Bank leader Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees MORE's past infidelity by GOP rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol 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 SandersSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Democrats urge Biden to commute sentences of 4K people on home confinement Briahna Joy Gray: Push toward major social spending amid pandemic was 'short-lived' MORE (I-Vt.) to stay away from the topic.
“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.”