Today’s campaign snapshots

Sanders claims momentum

Bernie Sanders said he’s seized the momentum in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination after trouncing Hillary Clinton in three caucuses Saturday.

The Vermont senator received 73 percent of the vote in Washington state, the day’s biggest prize in terms of delegates; 70 percent in Hawaii, and 82 percent in Alaska.

“We’ve won the last five out of six contests, all of them with landslide victories,” Sanders said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We’re heading to the west coast, which is the most progressive part of America. We think we’re going to do very well there.”

Trump denies hand in story

Donald Trump says he “had nothing to do with” a story published in the National Enquirer alleging Texas Senator Ted Cruz, his rival to be the Republican party’s 2016 presidential nominee, has had extramarital affairs.

Trump issued the denial in a telephone interview on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.

In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Cruz called the piece “tabloid smear” that “came from Donald Trump and his henchmen.”

Clinton aides to talk soon

Washington — Federal prosecutors investigating the possible mishandling of classified materials on Hillary Clinton’s private email server have begun the process of setting up interviews with some of her longtime and closest aides, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Many legal experts believe that Clinton faces little risk of being prosecuted for using the private email system to conduct official business, though that decision has raised questions among some about her judgment. They noted that using a private email system was not banned at the time.

From Detroit News wire services