Neither. He's doing exactly what his boss tells him to do. Which is nothing.
Well those words DID come out of his mouth. He undoubtedly spoke them in his official capacity as an employee of the President. But nevertheless, they mark him as either incompetent or dishonest. Perhaps he is totally unaware of these incursions or does not understand their significance. If that is the case then he is incompetent. About the only other possibility is that his words were deliberately designed to deceive the public in which case he is a liar and I don't care if he lied on his own behalf or on the behalf of the President.
I suspect the latter. I think he is a lying sack of sh$t!
Michael Chertoff: Move along folks, nothing to see here.