GOP candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan gain access to intelligence reports that were previously out of bounds for the presidential nominee.
According to Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul, "for the last several weeks, the Romney campaign has been in touch with the intelligence community to arrange intelligence briefings for Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan, consistent with tradition".
Even though Romney has been keen to criticize Obama's response to the Libya crisis, he himself has come under fire for commenting on the incidents ahead of the White House. Romney maintains, however, that it is never "too early" to condemn attacks upon American citizens.