(CNN) – Mitt Romney received his first intelligence briefing Monday, less than one week after criticizing the president over the attacks on U.S. diplomatic posts in Egypt and Libya.
His campaign confirmed that the Republican nominee took part in the briefing at an FBI building in Los Angeles following a campaign event.
– Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker
– Check out the CNN Electoral Map and Calculator and game out your own strategy for November.
Romney's team did not say who in the national intelligence community provided the briefing.
CNN reported Thursday that Romney would start receiving the updates this week - a customary measure in the latter stages of a general election campaign for presidential challengers, regardless of which party is in power.
Romney took heat last week for releasing a highly charged political statement against the Obama administration before all the facts were known about the attacks overseas. He doubled down on his criticism in the aftermath of the violence.
– CNN's Ashley Killough, Jim Acosta, and Rachel Streitfeld contributed to this report.
That must have been a tough job – Willard and intelligence just don't mix well.
Did they do it in crayon on a white board for him?
He's too dumb and too dangerous to be given such sensitive information.
Mittens is still clueless ...
Does that mean his weird attacks on Obama will get rational now?
If it was Romneys intellegence they were looking into......it would indeed be VERY BRIEF!
To see if he has any intelligence.
I wonder if Mr. Romney unleashed more criticism at the official who provided the briefing.
Let's hope he keep hi trap shut and not shove his hoof in it!
There is a joke in there about Romney and intelligence but I won't touch it.
He obviously NEEDS one given his comments tonight.
I feel so much more safe now , " NOT " !
Did he bring Ann with him ?
Why? For what reason? This is a guy who stumbles over every single sentence every day and we are giving him classified briefings? I wouldn't give him the time of day.
His first "intelligence" briefing. I wonder if any will stick....
And soon to be one of his very last intelligence meeting too!
Listening to Willard's response tonight, confirmed he will never be POTUS. Not once, did this creep apologize to the 47% of American people who support our president. Tonight he looked so flustered and ignorant that he didn't even have time to comb his fake hair and put on his fake smile. It was a sad sight if you ask me but far worse, was his statement that "he speaks one way to his supporters and another to the public" (you know the VOTERS). We're NOT stupid nor do we like being intentionally insulted.
Willard is just what I thought he was a hateful, cold-blooded bigot and I'm so glad he was EXPOSED. To all those who actually thought of supporting him-THINK AGAIN.
Obama/Biden ALL the way in 2012
it stands to prove that he has the ability to ignore useless peoples comments :)
"Do not go to the UK and criticize their ability to run an Olypics."
"Do not go to Israel and start making racist remarks."
"Do not bring election year politics into matters of international conflict."
They started out with "See Sally run!"
after the last week or two of the campaign...its pretty clear that Romney doesn't need an intelligence briefing, he needs an intelligence transplant
I find it hard that intelligence and mitt romney have anything in common.
Why waste anyone's good time on this imbecile. It's not as if he could actually benefit from it.
Giving intelligence to this schmuck is counter intuitive. What good could that possibly do (?) Mitt the Twit couldn't find the truth about anything, even if it was taped to his forehead.
53% said no to support
47% said yes to support
and 15% said they suck in fractions
wow they gave mitt romney a tempoary top secret clearence with out him showing his tax returns wow