President's Intelligence Oversight Board Sent No Reports to AG for Over 5 Years

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 15, 2007

The Washington Post reports that the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board (IOB), (see Executive Order 12334, December 4, 1981) … “did not send any reports to the attorney general of legal violations during the first 5 1/2 years of the Bush administration’s counterterrorism effort…”

  • “The President’s Intelligence Oversight Board (lOB) was established by President Gerald Ford in 1976 as a White House entity with oversight responsibility for the legality and propriety of intelligence activities. The Board, which reports to the President, is charged primarily with preparing reports “of intelligence activities that the lOB believes may be unlawful or contrary to executive order or presidential directive.” The Board may refer such reports to the Attorney General. This standard assists the President in ensuring that highly sensitive intelligence activities comply with law and presidential directive. In 1993, the lOB was made a standing committee of the PFIAB.” [via the United States Intelligence Community Intelligence Terms And Definitions]
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