US asks judge to seal files in case over Petraeus sex case leaks

    The Justice Department is asking a U.S. judge to keep secret many of the court records in a case over leaks in the investigation that led to the resignation of David Petraeus as CIA director.

    The files include transcripts of sworn interviews with senior Obama administration officials about the sex scandal and its fallout.

    Government lawyers said late Friday that unsealing some of the files “would publicize details of a criminal investigation that concluded without charges being filed.”

    They say other records contain or describe confidential statements provided to FBI agents, documents sealed by another court or material that otherwise should be kept secret to protect the privacy interests of people connected to the case.

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