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Senator Graham urges delay on CIA nomination

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s choice of John Brennan to be the next CIA director hit a snag Tuesday as a Republican senator threatened to delay the nomination until the Obama administration provides answers on the deadly assault in Libya that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans.

Senator Lindsey Graham, whose opposition helped scuttle UN Ambassador Susan Rice’s hopes of becoming secretary of state, said the Senate should not confirm any nominee for the nation’s top spy post until the administration elaborates on the attack in Benghazi.

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