Romney Gets First Intelligence Briefing

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney makes comments on the killing of U.S. embassy officials in Benghazi, Libya, while speaking in Jacksonville, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Photo: Charles Dharapak

Mitt Romney received his first intelligence briefing Monday night at an FBI building in Los Angeles after a campaign event, CNN reports. Romney's press secretary confirmed the meeting, which comes about one week after Romney "shot first and aimed later" (according to President Obama) with remarks assailing the Obama administration for sympathizing with anti-U.S. protesters in the Middle East. Romney's meeting with unidentified  members from the intelligence community lasted two hours. After protests and attacks on U.S. embassies overseas began last week, some conservatives criticized Obama for skipping intel briefings, a knock the White House called “selective representation of the facts.” Anyhow, now Romney joins the intelligence party. Topics covered do not include managing the release of surreptitious videos in which he calls nearly half of Americans lazy non-taxpayers.