“He (Pres. Bush) did pledge to the American people he wouldn't tolerate leaking national security breach like this One of the revelations in my book is that Karl Rove, his top assistant and dear friend, who was never indicted, in this scandal though there was plenty of evidence. He came so close to being indicted, but the prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, chose not to, and instead, he sent a letter to President Bush summarizing the confidential testimony, the serious allegations, the evidence against Karl Rove that a) he had breached the security by leaking the name, and then secondly he had not been truthful about it, and specifically he had not been truthful to President Bush when he asked him point blank, if he was the source for the column. He never heard a reply from that. Bush, after pledging to the American people he wouldn't tolerate this behavior, that's exactly what he did.”
James Stewart has won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the 1987 stock market crash and insider trading. Formerly Page One editor of the Wall Street Journal, he is now a business columnist for The New York Times. Mr. Stewart is perhaps best known for his 1991 book, Den of Thieves.