LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mitt Romney received his first intelligence briefing from President Barack Obama's administration on Monday, a courtesy extended to him as the Republican presidential candidate.
"Today Governor Romney received a briefing from the intelligence community," said his campaign spokesman Rick Gorka.
The former Massachusetts governor was briefed at a federal building in Los Angeles for about two hours. The campaign did not name the person from the U.S. intelligence community who briefed Romney.
It has been a tradition that the presidential candidate of the opposition party is updated on U.S. intelligence after formally accepting the nomination. Romney's briefing was likely heavy on events in the Middle East after four Americans were killed last week in an anti-American protest in Libya.
Romney's vice presidential running mate, Paul Ryan, is also expected to receive regular intelligence briefings.
(Reporting By Steve Holland; editing by Christopher Wilson)
The Cruz Surge Creates GOP Establishment Panic And Paralysis | RedState
Marita Noon - Why is Obama lying on climate change?
CBS News calls Planned Parenthood videos 'now discredited'
George Soros: Top 10 Reasons He Is Dangerous | Human Events
State Department: Iran Never Signed Nuclear Deal, Which Isn't 'Legally Binding'
“Walking Dead” mid-season finale grumble thread: So many grumbles
NRA Thanks Obama For Signing Pro-Gun Legislation - Bearing Arms - Barack Obama, National Defense Authorization Act