Source: Obama Considering Releasing NSA Court Order NPR has learned that the Obama administration, under pressure to lift a cloak of secrecy, is considering whether to declassify a court order that gives the National Security Agency the power to gather phone call record information on millions of Americans.
June 15, 2013 - NPR
New Bill Would Declassify FISC Opinions Trailrunner7 writes "A group of eight senators from both parties have introduced a new bill that would require the attorney general to declassify as many of the rulings of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court as possible as a way of bringing into the sunlight much of the law and opinion that guides the government's surveillance efforts. Under the terms of the proposed law, the ...
June 13, 2013 - Slashdot
Vice President Dick Cheney in msnbc.com In the interview, Cheney said, "I've now formally asked the CIA to take steps to declassify those memos so we can lay them out there and the American people have a chance to see what we obtained and what we learned and how good the intelligence was,...
Edward Kennedy in BBC News The American people deserve the full story, not those parts of it that the Bush administration selects. President Bush should declassify the entire NIE,Senator Kennedy said.
President Bush in Boston Globe At a news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Bush said it was "a bad habit for our government to declassify every time there's a leak."