Newly declassified documents released on post-9/11 surveillance
December 21st, 2013
08:39 PM ET

Newly declassified documents released on post-9/11 surveillance

The Obama administration has released more once-secret national security documents, this time detailing the origins of increased electronic surveillance to collect foreign intelligence in the months after the 9/11 attacks.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Saturday in a statement that the material shows that President George W. Bush authorized spy agencies to collect contents of some overseas communications, as well as the bulk collection of domestic phone calls and e-mail metadata.

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