"Yes, I apologize," Sanders said when asked about the controversy by ABC moderators at the debate, but he renewed his criticism of the Democratic National Committee for freezing access to his own voter files until the issue was resolved late on Friday.

Clinton, whose campaign said Sanders made a number of breaches into Clinton computer files, accepted the apology and said it was time to move on.
"I very much appreciate that comment, Bernie," she said. "Now that I think we’ve resolved your data, we’ve agreed on an independent inquiry, we should move on. I don’t think the American people are all that interested in this."
The two candidates, and a third, former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, also debated how to take on Islamic State militants and protect Americans from lone wolf attacks like the Dec. 2 killings of 14 people in a shooting spree in San Bernardino, California.
Sanders noted he had voted against the 2003 U.S.-led war in Iraq and said he did not believe in unilateral American military action. Clinton, as a U.S. senator from New York, had voted to authorize the war in a vote she has since disavowed.
Clinton criticized Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States. She said "the first line of defense against radicalization is in the Muslim community," and that all Americans should work with them.
The rising tensions between Clinton and Sanders, who have largely refrained from attacking each other, occurred at a crucial moment for Sanders, who is trying to erase the front-runner's lead in the November 2016 Democratic White House race just six weeks before Iowa holds the first nominating contest.


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