Batten the hatches. Gird your loins. Circle the wagons. The sky is about to fall on our heads. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan has just ruled that most of the FBI’s interview with Dick Cheney during the Valerie Plame investigation must be made public:
A federal judge says the FBI must publicly reveal much of its interview with former Vice President Dick Cheney during the investigation into who leaked the identity of a CIA operative.
The FBI interviewed Cheney in June 2004 as it was investigating the leak of Valerie Plame’s identity after her husband criticized the Bush administration. Both the Bush and Obama administrations said they wanted to keep the interview confidential because future vice presidents may not cooperate with criminal investigations if it became public.
But U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled Thursday that there is no justification to withhold the entire interview since the investigation has concluded. He said that limited parts could be withheld to protect national security or personal privacy.
This does, of course, mean that the terrorists are about to win. It means that our national security is about to crumble around us. And even worse, Liz Cheney is about to embark on a fresh round of mendacious TV appearances.