Mook repeated throughout the call that the campaign would not get involved in the resolution and urged the DNC and the Sanders campaign to “remedy” the breach and ensure that the Vermont senator’s campaign no longer has access to Clinton’s voter files.
“We want as much as anyone else to have a fair campaign,” Mook said. “It’s up to the Sanders’ campaign and the DNC to get the situation resolved and make sure there's fairness to the campaign.”
The call comes an hour after Sanders’s campaign filed a lawsuit Friday evening in federal court against the DNC. When asked whether the Clinton camp would counter the suit, Mook maintained that the campaign will stay out of it.
Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver responded on CNN, reiterating his team’s call for the DNC to return the data.
"We can not run this campaign without this data, so they are attempting to cripple our campaign and we are not going to stand for it," he said. "You don't get to give a campaign a death penalty because some young staffer who's been fired made an act of misjudgment.
"The interconnection between people in the Democratic establishment connected to the Clintons and with the DNC, the evidence is pretty overwhelming," Weaver added.
He noted that the same law firm represents both Clinton and the DNC and that the principal at the DNC's data vendor donated to a pro-Clinton super-PAC.
Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon called into CNN to respond.
"For someone like Sen. Sanders who said he was going to run a different type of campaign, this is as below-the-belt as it goes," he said while Weaver sat at the table alongside anchor Wolf Blitzer.
"They went hog-wild, downloading as much data as they could get in about 25 minutes."
—Updated at 7:08 p.m.