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

FILE - In this March 17, 2016 file photo, former CIA Director, retired Gen. David Petraeus speaks in New York. The U.S. judge who oversaw the now-abandoned lawsuit against the federal government over leaks in the investigation that led to the resignation  Petraeus is giving the Justice Department until Friday, April 8, 2016, to ask her to keep secret any court documents that were part of the case. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

FILE - In this March 17, 2016 file photo, former CIA Director, retired Gen. David Petraeus speaks in New York. The U.S. judge who oversaw the now-abandoned lawsuit against the federal government over leaks in the investigation that led to the resignation Petraeus is giving the Justice Department until Friday, April 8, 2016, to ask her to keep secret any court documents that were part of the case. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)  (The Associated Press)

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.