Judge gives vice president leeway to put official records off limits

Indeed, U. S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly went so far as to acknowledge the “constantly shifting arguments” made by the Justice Department in Cheney’s behalf. Despite that, and Cheney’s own history of evading accountability, she left the former vice president broad discretion to determine which official documents he is legally required to provide to the National Archives and which he can keep or destroy, according to his own interpretation of the law.

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