Cheney interview must be released A federal judge in Washington, D.C., 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 rejected the DOJ'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.