Joint Statement by the DNI and Attorney General on the Declassification of Additional Documents Regarding Collection [February 12, 2014] [open pdf - 60KB]
On February 12, 2014, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued the following press release: "Joint Statement by Director of National Intelligence [DNI] James Clapper and Attorney General Eric Holder on the Declassification of Additional Documents Regarding Collection Under Section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. [...] Following a declassification review by the Executive Branch, today the FISC released in redacted form the previously classified Jan. 3, 2014, primary order, signed by Judge Thomas Hogan, re-authorizing the collection of bulk telephony metadata under Section 215. The order re-affirms that the bulk telephony metadata collection is lawful. The authorization expires on Mar. 28, 2014. The FISC also released in redacted form the U.S. Government's previously classified motion to amend the Jan. 3, 2014, primary order, as well as the previously classified Feb. 5, 2014, order granting that motion, signed by Judge Reggie Walton."
Office of the Director of National Intelligence: http://www.dni.gov/