Remember back in the Regan erra when a guy named North took the hit for the president ?? Could he possibly be taking the hit for the president and drawing focus away from the embasy case?? If so, he is a good soldier and will be rewarded for it down the road somewhere. In the wind.
Its possible. I saw it happen on a rerun episode of 24 once.
Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.
If at first, you fail miserably, try the same thing again expecting different results.