Schumer: 'Prosecutors Will Get to the Bottom of This, and Let's Let Them Do It, for God's Sake'

Susan Jones | January 13, 2023 | 7:46am EST
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

( - Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) appeared live on CNN's "This Morning" Friday, where he impatiently brushed aside questions about the newly announced special prosecutor assigned to investigate Joe Biden's alleged mishandling of classified documents.

"The prosecutors will get to the bottom of this, and let's let them do it, for God's sake," the Senate Majority Leader finally said, after he was actually grilled by the liberal hosts, whom he accused of wanting to "buzz."

Asked at the outset if he believes Joe Biden has "violated the law," Schumer replied, "It's much too early to tell."

"There's a special prosecutor in each situation [Biden and Trump]. I think President Biden has handled this correctly. He's fully cooperated with the prosecutors when the documents were found, he notified archives it's a total contrast to President Trump, who stonewalled for a whole year. 

"But the point is, we now have special prosecutors for both of these situations, very serious people. We should let it play out. We don't have to push them in any direction or try to influence them. 

"That's all I'm going to say -- let the special prosecutors do their job. 

"Do you support the fact that a special counsel is overseeing this matter now?" CNN’s Kaitlan Collins asked Schumer:

"Yes, I do," Schumer said:

"And, in fact, you know, when they first -- the FBI went to Mar-a-Lago and they said, what are you going to say about this? I said, it's premature to comment, and I've said it here, so I've been consistent about it in both cases. 

“You have prosecutors, special prosecutors, I support both of them. Let them do their job. I think that's all that should be said. 

“The politicians shouldn't be buzzing around...I think the Biden folks, as I said, cooperated with the prosecutorial authorities from day one, and Donald Trump didn't."

Schumer said he's content to hear what the special prosecutors have to say: "And let's focus on doing things that help the American people," he added.

Schumer was happy when Collins asked him, "Can we talk about what's happening on Capitol Hill?"

"That would be good," Schumer said.

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