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Senator vows to hold up defense, CIA nominees

Wants answers on Libya before allowing a vote

WASHINGTON — Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said Sunday he would hold up Senate confirmation of President Obama’s nominees to head the Pentagon and the CIA until the White House provided more answers about the Sept. 11 attack against a US installation in Benghazi, Libya.

Graham accused the White House of ‘‘stonewalling’’ requests to release more information about the attack that killed four Americans. ‘‘We’re going to get to the bottom of Benghazi,’’ he said on CBS’s ‘‘Face the Nation.’’

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