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UPDATE: DNC offers 'sincere apology' to Bernie Sanders and supporters after 'inexcusable' emails

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Democratic National Committee has offered a "sincere apology" to Sen. Bernie Sanders and his supporters for what it calls "inexcusable remarks" in emails.

The statement from incoming interim party leader, Donna Brazile, and six other officials says the comments in the emails "do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process."

The statement says the party won't tolerate disrespectful language. 

The statement wasn't signed by the outgoing DNC head, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She announced on Sunday that she'd step down from that job at the end of this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Wikileaks posted emails Friday that suggested the DNC was favoring Clinton over her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primary season. Clinton's campaign pointed to a massive hacking of DNC computers in June that cybersecurity firms linked to the Russian government.

The hacking enraged die-hard Sanders supporters who have long claimed that the DNC had its finger on the scale throughout the primaries. 

It wasn't immediately clear how WikiLeaks received copies of the internal Democratic emails.

The FBI said Monday it is investigating how the emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton's campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump.

A statement from the FBI confirmed that it is "investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC," adding that "a compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously."

Trump on Monday dismissed as a "joke" claims by Hillary Clinton's campaign that Russia is trying to help Trump by leaking thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee.

"The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC emails, which should have never been written (stupid), because Putin likes me," Trump wrote as part of a series of Tweets. "Hillary was involved in the email scandal because she is the only one with judgement (sic) so bad that such a thing could have happened."

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