Bush had vowed at the start of the investigation in 2003 to take a hard line against anyone involved in the leak. He ordered his staff to cooperate with investigators and threatened to fire the leaker.
“If there is a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is. And if the person has violated law, the person will be taken care of,” he said then.
True to his word for once, Bush has indeed taken care of his consigliere’s consigliere.