"I see nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!"
Senate Minorty Leader Chuck Schumer performed the political version of a Sgt. Schultz routine that was seen on today's Morning Joe. It happened during an interview by MSNBC reporter Kasie Hunt for this Sunday's Kasie DC show. When the clip was played, the Morning Joe crew went into a state of high mirth, led by Willie Geist, over Schumer's much less than believable profession of ignorance over the charge by former head of the DNC, Donna Brazile, that the Hillary Clinton campaign rigged the Democrat primary:
KASIE HUNT: Elizabeth Warren said earlier today that based on new reporting from Donna Brazile in a book that the 2016 primary was rigged. Do you agree?
CHUCK SCHUMER: I haven't read her book. I don't know the details, so I'm not going to make a judgment on that.
I know nothing, nothing!
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HUNT: Do you have any concerns about the DNC's involvement in the primary in 2016?
SCHUMER: You know, again, I didn't follow it. I'd like to see what Donna Brazile has to say. I will read it, but...
What is this 2016 primary of which you speak?
HUNT: Bernie Sanders has never complained about this to you before?
SCHUMER: Oh, he's complained all the time.
Bernie, I hear your complaints about the primary of which I am not following.
Of course, this caused an outburst of laughter from the Morning Joe crew, led by Willie Geist:
WILLIE GEIST: Kasie, Senator Schumer didn't follow the 2016 presidential nominating process?
No. Chuck was out of the loop during the entire rigging process.