From “Bush Finds Lawyer to Use if Called in Leak Case”, the New York Times, June 3, 2004:
President Bush has met with a private lawyer whom he intends to hire to represent him if he is questioned as part of a grand jury investigation into the public disclosure of a C.I.A. undercover officer’s identity, the White House said Wednesday.
Mr. Wilson and some Democrats have charged that the White House leaked Ms. Plame’s identity as a way of retaliating against Mr. Wilson.
From Vice Presidential candidate Dick Cheney’s address to the Republican National Convention, August 2, 2000:
“George W. Bush will repair what has been damaged. He is a man without pretense and without cynicism. A man of principle, a man of honor. On the first hour of the first day…he will restore decency and integrity to the oval office. He will show us that national leaders can be true to their word…and that they can get things done by reaching across the partisan aisle, and working with political opponents in good faith and common purpose.”
From Condoleeza Rice’s remarks to the Republican National Convention, August 1, 2000:
“George W. Bush will work with Congress so that America speaks with one voice. He has demonstrated in this campaign that he will never use foreign policy for narrow partisan purposes.”