Yes, it's time for some cliffhangers. I know how everyone loves them.
Several people commented on the various illegalities committed during the leak of the classified information from 1981. This law was broken or that law was broken. The critical thing is that this is about politics, not the law. The odds of anybody actually going to jail are incredibly low. If this were to actually happen Carl would be dumped from the ticket, so he could 'focus on fighting the unjust allegations.' Dumping Carl almost certainly dooms the Bush ticket, no matter who takes Carl's place. Meanwhile, with Carl out of the way, the spigot of leaked info is shut down, since no more needs to be leaked. The papers & networks will never give up who gave them the info. Carl can't fight it because he can't fight a ghost. He is out of politics completely, after he loses reelection.
On the other hand, if Carl doesn't quit all bets are off! Whoever leaked the info will probably be forced to double down. It should be…interesting.