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Romney does not get national security briefings
CBS ^ | 9/12/12 | Sarah B. Boxer

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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1 posted on 09/13/2012 5:50:45 AM PDT by EBH
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To: EBH
Un-F'n-believable.

So, to the media, this is the same as Obama the Commander in Chief not receiving intelligence briefings.

2 posted on 09/13/2012 5:52:25 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: EBH

Big deal. Obama doesn’t get them either.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2930364/posts


3 posted on 09/13/2012 5:52:58 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Now if you tell me Valerie isn’t getting them, then I’m nervous.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 5:54:12 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Yeah...there is nobody at the helm of this ship right now...


5 posted on 09/13/2012 5:54:21 AM PDT by EBH (Courage, Trust, Sacred Honor, Truth, Freedom)
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To: EBH

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?


6 posted on 09/13/2012 5:54:58 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: EBH

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.


7 posted on 09/13/2012 5:55:49 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: EBH

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.


8 posted on 09/13/2012 5:56:09 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: skeeter

Not with His Majesty it isn’t.


9 posted on 09/13/2012 5:57:37 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: EBH

Typical Democrat chichago Politics , Dirty Filthy, Nasty Bullying Creeps.
This whole democrat Bunch, Creep me OUT.


10 posted on 09/13/2012 5:58:02 AM PDT by chatham
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To: 9YearLurker

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 ....


11 posted on 09/13/2012 5:58:25 AM PDT by EBH (Courage, Trust, Sacred Honor, Truth, Freedom)
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To: EBH
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."

The process is moving forward? Just like 0's campaign? That explains everything.

12 posted on 09/13/2012 5:59:26 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: EBH

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.


13 posted on 09/13/2012 6:01:34 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: EBH

After Obummer losses the election, let`s appoint him as Ambassasdor to Libya.


14 posted on 09/13/2012 6:01:46 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Fidem scit non. Who knew??)
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To: EBH
"Turner tells CBS News the process is "moving forward FUBARWARD."

Their, I fixed it, just like everything else in the Obama Administration..........

15 posted on 09/13/2012 6:02:46 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Eye of Unk

This whole situation smells to high heaven!


16 posted on 09/13/2012 6:05:32 AM PDT by EBH (Courage, Trust, Sacred Honor, Truth, Freedom)
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To: EBH

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.


17 posted on 09/13/2012 6:06:02 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: EBH
You are missing the point. If Romney gets the briefings Obama will have to attend the meetings because Romney might know more about what is going on than he does and might trip him up in a debate.

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.

18 posted on 09/13/2012 6:06:47 AM PDT by when the time is right
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To: EBH

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!


19 posted on 09/13/2012 6:06:50 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The Democratic Party has become the Beclowning Party)
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To: EBH

Obama botched 9-11 security. Period.

A US Ambassador was allegedly raped, and we know for certain, murdered.


20 posted on 09/13/2012 6:07:06 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: EBH

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.


21 posted on 09/13/2012 6:08:08 AM PDT by HGSW0904
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To: EBH
Yeah...there is nobody at the helm of this ship right now...

Not true. I think there is an empty chair...

22 posted on 09/13/2012 6:13:29 AM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: Brookhaven

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.


23 posted on 09/13/2012 6:14:08 AM PDT by EBH (Courage, Trust, Sacred Honor, Truth, Freedom)
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To: EBH; All
Didn't they do this to Bush in 2000? I remember something about Bush not getting any briefs until he was weeks into his presidency, no?
24 posted on 09/13/2012 6:14:34 AM PDT by celmak (Good one!)
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To: EBH

And Obama does?


25 posted on 09/13/2012 6:18:24 AM PDT by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: when the time is right

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!


26 posted on 09/13/2012 6:21:19 AM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: EBH

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.


27 posted on 09/13/2012 6:23:08 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: skeeter

Big surprise!!! This administration and their du following want to destroy our country.


28 posted on 09/13/2012 6:24:09 AM PDT by JFC
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To: taildragger
FUBARWARD

I like it!

29 posted on 09/13/2012 6:24:49 AM PDT by Vortex (Garbage In, Garbage Out)
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To: EBH
Of course they can't invite Romney, then everyone would know Obama never shows (as opposed to those that are actually paying attention).
30 posted on 09/13/2012 6:25:25 AM PDT by mykroar (October race/religious riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
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To: taildragger

Photoshop the campaign logo with that and you have a winner!


31 posted on 09/13/2012 6:25:33 AM PDT by GnL
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To: EBH

Obama does not trust non-Moslems.


32 posted on 09/13/2012 6:25:55 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: EBH
Yet obama will "leak" national security secrets to the world without hesitation if those leaks make him look good.

Unbelievable.

33 posted on 09/13/2012 6:26:07 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: EBH
Romney Does Not Get National Security Briefings

WHich is OK because apparently the President doesn't either!

34 posted on 09/13/2012 6:28:05 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: EBH
EBH: Yeah...there is nobody at the helm of this ship right now...


35 posted on 09/13/2012 6:28:05 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Eye of Unk

I pray that you are wrong but I am so fearful this thug will remain in office.


36 posted on 09/13/2012 6:31:24 AM PDT by angelsonmyside (Someone please send the Loser in Chief a "President For Dummy's" book.)
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To: GnL
Oh I so do want to make the shirt, especially with all the Obama Acrutruma with it, only my right wing friends will catch it after they read it and not realize I have not lost my mind...:-)
37 posted on 09/13/2012 6:31:24 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: EBH
And we think the Clintonistas trashed the WhiteHouse when they left wait until this mob leaves.
38 posted on 09/13/2012 6:33:56 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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.


39 posted on 09/13/2012 6:35:08 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Hoodat
Obama doesn’t value the briefings himself, so he sees no need to include anyone else.

Yes, quite telling isn't it?

40 posted on 09/13/2012 6:35:56 AM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: EBH

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.


41 posted on 09/13/2012 6:41:00 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: EBH

Here’s an Obama briefing:

“I think it breaks a little to the left”


42 posted on 09/13/2012 6:45:43 AM PDT by almcbean
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To: EBH

Well, O doesnt appear to attend the briefings...


43 posted on 09/13/2012 6:47:03 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: EBH
With Obama..it “Clusters Forward” leadership
44 posted on 09/13/2012 6:49:14 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: napscoordinator

“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.


45 posted on 09/13/2012 6:50:30 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: EBH

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.


46 posted on 09/13/2012 6:53:58 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: napscoordinator

?

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.


47 posted on 09/13/2012 6:56:18 AM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: dfwgator

Gee....didn’t Bush call both 0bama and McCain to brief them on the financial crisis?


48 posted on 09/13/2012 6:58:04 AM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: EBH

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.


49 posted on 09/13/2012 7:02:53 AM PDT by Fellow Traveler
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To: EBH
Seeing that Obama doesn't attend them, THERE's AN EMPTY CHAIR that Romney could fill.
50 posted on 09/13/2012 7:05:39 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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