(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.
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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.