The response of the chief law enforcement official in the US to the documented lawbreaking by an official in his own department?
Not every wrong, or even every violation of the law, is a crime.
And there you have the Bush Administration summed up in thirteen little, mostly single-syllable words. Not every violation of the law is a crime. It's okay if you're a Republican. When the president does it, that means it is not illegal. Some animals are more equal than others. The simplicity and unabashed delivery are what make it so terrifying.