Keep an eye on the words used when they try to explain the leaks away. Notice that initially they said no one was authorized to leak info. Now, they’re saying that the alleged leaks didn’t come from the White House. Both statements could be true. However, that doesn’t mean that a political ally at CIA or NSA might not have leaked with a wink and a nod.
Maybe Ax called him up and he said hell no, he’s not going to dive under that bus. So this investigation charade begins to hide that Obama knew about it from the start, rather than Obama just outing the agent by name.