Bush's deer-in-headlights (aka unscripted) answers boil down to "I'll get back to you when I've been prepped"; Rumsfeld says the rumors of wrongdoing should have been reported to some internal agency like the Justice department instead (the better to squelch them with, I imagine). Pat Buchanan and other former Nixon staffers are doing most of the frothing.
How does that couplet go?
Treason never prospers; what's the reason?
If it prosper, none dare call it treason.