National Intelligence Director Declassifies Telephone Metadata

AP

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper authorized Wednesday the declassification and release of telephone metadata that were collected under the authority of the PATRIOT Act in an attempt to increase transparency in the agency.

“DNI Clapper has determined that the release of these documents is in the public interest,” Shawn Turner, director of public affairs of DNI, said in a release.

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