A federal judge on Thursday ordered the Justice Department to release records of interviews with former Vice President Dick Cheney conducted during its investigation into the Valerie Plame leak.

Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the Justice Department’s argument that releasing the interviews would have a chilling effect on future investigations involving White House officials. He found that the government had failed to show that “specific ongoing or reasonably anticipated law enforcement proceedings” would be impacted.

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