It is absurd that the Justice Department is going after this as a leak investigation
instead of as a investigation of whether the government completely subverted the Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of thousands, perhaps millions, of Americans. The leaker is someone concerned about the administration's clearly illegal, not to mention grossly un-American, domestic surveillance programs. Said leaker is a whistleblower, not someone who is aiding our enemies.
The Bush administration is in full obfuscation/kill the messenger mode because (a) they are embarrassed by what they've been doing, and (b) are terrified that they will be held legally accountable for these repugnant, fascistic activities. Seriously, this is not just impeachable stuff, people need to go to jail for this.
If the spying on scores of average Americans is nearly as intrusive and widespread as reports suggest, it represents the undermining of the very freedoms the president is sworn to protect. And Bush has already admitted to it. And promised to continue doing it.
As White House counsel, current Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez himself wrote some of the legal briefs designed to give the adminstration cover for these illegal activities (amongst others, like torture). The Bush legal team basically distorted existing laws until the laws fit their needs, then decided which laws, rules, statutes, and precedents to ignore completely. Now Albert The Snooping Torturer, as head of the Justice Dept., is going to lead the investigation? I think not. This is obviously a case from which he needs to recuse himself.