Skip to comments.Romney does not get national security briefings
Posted on 09/13/2012 5:50:40 AM PDT by EBH
Mitt Romney does not currently receive national security briefings, his campaign confirmed to CBS News today.
Typically, presidential candidates begin receiving briefings after securing their party's nomination, which Romney did in Tampa two weeks ago.
"It's a long-standing practice for presidential candidates and select advisers to be provided intelligence briefings following the party's nominating convention," Shawn Turner, the spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, told CNN in June. "During the last presidential campaign, all the candidates began receiving briefings in September following the conventions."
Turner tells CBS News the process is "moving forward."
"The Intelligence Community is working closely with the Romney campaign to finalize the logistics for the candidate briefings," he told CBS News. "The process is moving forward on schedule and we are not aware of any concerns."
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So, to the media, this is the same as Obama the Commander in Chief not receiving intelligence briefings.
Big deal. Obama doesn’t get them either.
Now if you tell me Valerie isn’t getting them, then I’m nervous.
Yeah...there is nobody at the helm of this ship right now...
Ya think the ‘intelligence community’ might have had a six or seven months heads up that Romney was going to be the nominee and the nominating would be done in August?
Why would Obama offer something to Romney that he doesn’t bother receiving himself? Obama doesn’t value the briefings himself, so he sees no need to include anyone else.
IIRC, the Clinton administration was very slow to get GWB into the loop and did everything possible to slow the transition after the 2000 election. Their excuse was that they didn’t want to act while Bush v. Gore was in the courts, but it was a first in excluding a nominee and later a President-Elect from necessary knowledge.
Not with His Majesty it isn’t.
Typical Democrat chichago Politics , Dirty Filthy, Nasty Bullying Creeps.
This whole democrat Bunch, Creep me OUT.
I was thinking the same thing. We knew months ago Romney would be the candidate. All these details could of and should have already been done.
Gee...I wonder who could have put the breaks on those preperations? And why?
Hate conspiracy stuff, but ...0bama needed a big moment to shine ....
The process is moving forward? Just like 0's campaign? That explains everything.
As I have said last month and was flamed about it, I had a vision that Romney won’t be available for the election, perhaps the die has already been cast and they are refusing him access because someone in a higher place has already decided Romney doesn’t need it.
Either because Obama will remain in office or somebody else will be brought in at the last minute.
After Obummer losses the election, let`s appoint him as Ambassasdor to Libya.
Their, I fixed it, just like everything else in the Obama Administration..........
This whole situation smells to high heaven!
This is typical of the Obama Administration. They’re behind the curve all the time. Sometimes by accident and sometimes on purpose, but always a menace.
Obama does not want to go to those boring meetings because it cuts into his golf time so every day they can delay is another day to play golf.
More “blame Romney” spin.
They are treating Romney as if he is the incumbent.
The GOP convention ended less than two weeks ago. And, the media is running a story about how ROMNEY is not attending security meetings!
Obama botched 9-11 security. Period.
A US Ambassador was allegedly raped, and we know for certain, murdered.
According to Reuters, Obama had his first on Tues., Sept. 2 of 2008, with John McCain being prepared to do so. This article indicates Romney/intelligence are trying to work out logistics.
This says, then, that Obama began receiving updates within 5 days of the end of the 2008 DNC. The RNC ended on the 4th, which means McCain would not have had time to begin briefing on the Sept. 4 byline of the Reuters statement.
Given that the RNC closed this year Aug 30, the question has to be asked: what is taking so long that the national intelligence office isn’t getting the Republican candidate rolling? Romney’s been the presumed candidate for several months.
Not true. I think there is an empty chair...
No, I don’t think that is what they are saying at all.
They are saying he has not been brought up to speed or provided access at this time.
That falls directly to the 0bama Administration.
And Obama does?
Very true...if Romney had been getting the last few days worth of briefings...he would have known more than 0bama about what is happening in the Middle East.
But...what if 0bama did know what was going on...and did nothing?
Or better yet...why is the whole nation not outraged at 0bama right now. Protect and Defend and all that stuff? Why are we not demanding to know why 0bama can feign ignorance?
It isn’t ignorance of the subject it is willful neglect of duty! He has been negligent for 3 years and this time it is getting people killed!
Certainly it has become central to Obama’s campaign to claim Romney has no foreign policy experience and isn’t prepared to lead on that front.
Big surprise!!! This administration and their du following want to destroy our country.
I like it!
Photoshop the campaign logo with that and you have a winner!
Obama does not trust non-Moslems.
WHich is OK because apparently the President doesn't either!
I pray that you are wrong but I am so fearful this thug will remain in office.
If you look at all the events leading up to 9/11 you will see we are getting pretty much an exact repeat of those events.
With the election they are going to do a repeat and claim Romney stole the election.
Then there will be a terrorist attack after Romney is in office and they will claim Romney knew.
The left is following the Weather Underground playbook, they are not going to change.
Yes, quite telling isn't it?
I don’t think Romney should get them anyway until he is President. McCain was fine as he was already a Senator on the Arms Service Committee. Romney is a private citizen not even in government.
Here’s an Obama briefing:
“I think it breaks a little to the left”
Well, O doesnt appear to attend the briefings...
“It’s a long-standing practice for presidential candidates and select advisers to be provided intelligence briefings following the party’s nominating convention,” Shawn Turner, the spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, told CNN in June. “During the last presidential campaign, all the candidates began receiving briefings in September following the conventions.”
One needs to be prepared if one is going to be President.
The thought occurred to me, that during a crisis like this during an election, the “Presidential” thing to do is to summon the nominee to the White House for a briefing on the situation and coordinate a common response from both candidates, to take the politics out of it. But of course, that thought would have never occurred to Obama.
Presidential candidates have received these types of intelligence and national security briefings over the years in order to inform candidates and also alert them to sensitive matters that could be potentially harmful to national security if the candidate were to inadvertently or unknowingly make statements.
Gee....didn’t Bush call both 0bama and McCain to brief them on the financial crisis?
Maybe Obama doesn’t get security briefings because he is a security risk. Between the leaks and his questionable associations it might havebeen decided to take him out of the loop for the good of the country.