NCH Washington Update (Vol. 13, #3; January 27, 2007) “Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) Meets” by Lee White, National Coalition for History.
Chairman Snider stated that the PIDB had received a request from the Senate Intelligence Committee last fall to review the classification of prewar Iraq intelligence. Snider stated that the PIDB was prohibited from taking action without prior approval of the White House. However, despite requests to the Bush administration to move forward, the board had received no response from the White House. Snider announced that the board was going to proceed unless told not to do so by the administration.