Romney has first intelligence briefing
September 17th, 2012
08:16 PM ET
11 years ago

Romney has first intelligence briefing

(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.

Filed under: 2012 • California • Foreign Policy • Intelligence • Mitt Romney
soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Vote for Seamus, elect Kolob's next dog catcher

    An essential Republican management skill – DDD Double Down Dumb

    Yes they are business savy party. Wall Street's PAC in Washington.

    With these clowns as the captains of the economy, any guesses why the country is having economic chaos?

    Typical Republican, Michael Brown, BUSH43's Director of FEMA. Incompetent business leaders, no thank you GOP!

    September 18, 2012 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  2. Vote for Seamus, elect Kolob's next dog catcher

    Since this is an intelligence briefing, keep this in mind:

    That 47% number goes to almost 100%, on matters of national defense.
    You know, Americans expecting the govt to take care of us.

    On Kolob, this might not be the case.

    September 18, 2012 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  3. Donkey Party

    He doesn't need intelligence briefings, he needs intelligence training, the man is an idiot.

    September 18, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
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