US to declassify documents on spy programs, surveillance court

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WASHINGTON – U.S. spy agencies plan to declassify documents about the National Security Agency surveillance programs revealed by former contractor Edward Snowden, and also material related to a secret intelligence court, a U.S. intelligence official said.

The declassified documents could be released as early as this week and were intended to provide the public more information about the programs as part of a commitment by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for more transparency, the official told Reuters on Tuesday on condition of anonymity.  

The documents would also include information about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court which operates in secrecy, the official said. The move to declassify the information was first reported by CNN.

Snowden’s release of information about the NSA surveillance programs to American and European media outlets sparked an uproar over revelations that U.S. intelligence agencies had collected data on phone calls and other communications of Americans and foreign citizens as a tool for fighting terrorism.

The move to declassify more information about the surveillance programs, which intelligence officials say have helped thwart terrorist attacks, comes as some lawmakers seek curbs in response to privacy concerns.

Snowden has been charged under the U.S. Espionage Act and is stuck at an airport in Russia while seeking asylum in a country that will not hand him over to the United States.  Reuters

3 thoughts on “US to declassify documents on spy programs, surveillance court

  1. james clapper fugliest liar on the planet. he must turn all his mirrors to the wall. a fat fkin slob and a useless human bein. utter filth pours out of dis pigs mout day in day out. shoulda nevva bin born. they need to round him and all those related to him and blast them into space to make sure the fugliness cannot procreate.

  2. Too f()cking little, too f()cking late, wouldn’t believe you if you were telling the truth, now would be a good time to go outside and play a nice game of hide and go f()ck yourself you lying sons-a-betches!

  3. My guess is now that the cats are out of the bag, they are rushing around herding the cats for damage control. Have fun guys!! We already know the truth.

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