The president should direct each agency to compile its relevant records on the topics of domestic surveillance, rendition, detention, and interrogation and to provide unclassified reports to the president and to Congress concerning U.S. government actions in these areas.
The president has the authority to declassify and disclose any and all records that reflect the activities of executive branch agencies. Although some internal White House records of President Bush and his personal advisers will be exempt from disclosure for a dozen years, every Bush administration decision that translated into policy will have left a documentary trail in one or more of the agencies. Many of these records could be disclosed at the discretion of the president without any threat to national security.
- From the 21st Century RTK Agenda