White House Releases Declassified Surveillance Docs

The Obama administration released hundreds of pages of newly declassified documents related to National Security Agency surveillance, including an 87-page ruling in which the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court first approved a program to systematically track Americans’ emails during the Bush administration. Many of the documents have historic significance, showing how Bush administration surveillance programs that were initially conducted without court oversight and outside statutory authorization were brought under the authority of the surveillance court and subjected to oversight rules.