According to newly declassified court orders from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), the National Security Agency was (and may still be) tipping off the FBI at least two to three times per day going back at least to 2006.
Hours after President Barack Obama finished his speech last Friday on proposed intelligence and surveillance reforms, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) declassified a number of documents from the nation’s most secretive court.
The new documents are heavily redacted orders from FISC to the FBI.
These items request that the court order an entity (likely a business) to provide “tangible things” under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act.
The documents do not refer to who the target is, nor which company or organization they apply to.