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Senators link Benghazi, vote on John Brennan for CIA

WASHINGTON — Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain said Sunday they want answers from the Obama administration about the deadly attack on a US diplomatic mission in Libya and are willing to oppose the administration’s choice of John Brennan to be the new CIA director until they get them.

Graham said on CBS’s “Face the Nation’’ he and McCain want to make sure voters “understand this debacle called Benghazi.’’

The attack on the US consulate in Libya on Sept. 11 killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

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The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to vote early this week on Brennan’s nomination. The committee’s chairwoman, Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, said she believes the panel will approve Brennan’s nomination for a vote by the full Senate.

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Brennan is currently working as President Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser in the White House.

Associated Press