"While the facts of the case involving General David Petraeus remain unknown and are not suitable for comment, it is clear that this investigation has been grievously mishandled. "It is outrageous that the highly confidential and law enforcement-sensitive recommendation of prosecutors to bring charges against General Petraeus was leaked to the New York Times. It is a shameful continuation of a pattern in which leaks by unnamed sources have marred this investigation in contravention to fundamental fairness."
STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you think [Petraeus] should be prosecuted for mishandling classified information? BURR: Well, George, let me say this, I have tremendous trust in the FBI to do their investigation. I still reference back to the president's remarks when he announced Gen. Petraeus' resignation, where he said this did not reach a level that put national security in jeopardy. And I think the statute of the law says it has to reach that for there to be a prosecution. I'll let the FBI and the Justice Department work through this. But I always will go back to what the president told us when he announced the resignation of David Petraeus. STEPHANOPOULOS: So you believe there was no harm to national security? BURR: Well, I think it's -- the burden of proof is on the bureau and on the Justice Department, I think, to present to America where it was and why the president was wrong.