Jan 21, 2020

Sanders apologizes for surrogate's op-ed attacking Biden

Presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden during the Democratic primary debate in Houston in September. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Bernie Sanders apologized on CBS News Monday evening for a Guardian op-ed written by a campaign surrogate that claims his Democratic presidential rival Joe Biden has a "big corruption problem."

Driving the news: In the op-ed, published earlier Monday, law professor Zephyr Teachout, claims Biden "has perfected the art of taking big contributions, then representing his corporate donors at the cost of middle- and working-class Americans." In his CBS interview, Sanders said it's "absolutely not my view that Joe is corrupt in any way" and he's "sorry that that op-ed appeared."

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details of the op-ed and comment from Sanders.

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Biden endorsed for president by Caroline Kennedy

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden with his wife, Jill Biden, during his caucus night watch party in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was endorsed by Caroline Kennedy, former U.S. ambassador to Japan and daughter of President John F. Kennedy, in a Boston Globe op-ed early Tuesday.

The big picture: The endorsement was a boost for the former vice president ahead of the New Hampshire Democratic primary elections and as the results of the Iowa caucuses were delayed while the state party conducted "quality checks."

Sanders accuses Buttigieg of courting billionaires after Iowa caucuses

Sanders and Buttigieg. Photos: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images and Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Bernie Sanders disparaged former Mayor Pete Buttigieg for courting billionaire donors at Saint Anslem College on Friday, then doubled down on his remarks on Twitter.

Driving the news: Sanders and Buttigieg both claimed wins in the Iowa caucuses — a major test of 2020 candidates' voter appeal — on Thursday, despite evidence of inaccurate and error-riddled results reported by AP and the New York Times.

Bolton's former chief of staff urges him to withdraw Trump admin book

Former national security adviser John Bolton at the White House in 2018. Photo: Mike Theiler/Pool/Getty Images

Former national security adviser John Bolton received scathing criticism for writing a "tell-all" book on his time in the Trump administration by Fred Fleitz, former NSA chief of staff in a Fox News op-ed Monday.

What he's saying: "Given the importance of protecting a president's confidential discussions with his senior advisers, I strongly disagree with Bolton's decision to release the book before the November presidential election and call on him to withdraw it from the publisher immediately," said Fleitz, who also served in 2018 as deputy assistant to the president.

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