In the midst of Congress looking into the U.S. Government surveillance programs, the intelligence agencies ironically declassified multiple documents to offer insight into exactly what they were doing.
Based on the fact that leaker Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the information, they felt to be more transparent with the public, they would release the following information.
U.S. Court Rulings
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Surveillance Warrants submited to FISA by the FBI in 2001 [5 Pages, 1.63MB] - FBI will not accept these requests due to the fact that each warrant is in an individual file, and requires consent under the Privacy Acts. They are not centralized file in one location, or available as requested.
- Electronic Surveillance at the Department of Justice, 1966-1967 File 62-HQ-318 [735 Pages, 33.7 MB](Source: GovernmentAttic.org)
- Ultrasonic Listening Devices / Wiretapping, 1945 - 1989 File 80-HQ-760 [1,076 Pages, 61.87 MB] (Source: GovernmentAttic.org)
National Security Agency (NSA)
- Order for Business Records Collection Under the USA PATRIOT Act, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [17 Pages, 5.64 MB]
- Declassified FISA court documents on intelligence collection, 2008-2009 [379 Pages, 25.28mb] - Director of National Intelligence James Clapper declassified documents about intelligence collection under Section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Sept. 10, 2013.
- 2009 Report on the NSA Bulk Collection Program for USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization [7 Pages, 3.78 MB]
- 2011 Report on the NSA Bulk Collection Program for USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorizations Report Collection [9 Pages, 4.33 MB]