Records on Dick Cheney's Shooting Incident to Be Released

The National Archives is preparing to release a set of White House records relating to the 2006 incident in which Vice President Dick Cheney shot one of his hunting partners during an outing in Texas. A slew of official photos of Cheney's activities on September 11, 2001 is also slated to go public. The records come from what are called "miscellaneous outbox" files maintained by Cheney's office. They appear to consist largely of news clippings sometimes accompanied by notes from staff, as well as routine letters to the vice president. About 50 pages from the files are to be withheld from public release at least for now. It seems unlikely the papers set for release contain any particularly sensitive advice, since such information can be withheld until 12 years after the end of a president's service. For President George W. Bush's White House, this protection does not expire until January 2021.



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