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Inhofe slams 'outrageous lie' on Benghazi

Sen. James InhofeJames InhofeFeds withdraw lesser prairie-chicken protections A GMO labeling law that doesn’t require English? No thanks! Majority of GOP senators to attend Trump convention MORE (R-Okla.) on Monday said President Obama lied about the terrorist attack in Benghazi during an interview that aired before the Super Bowl.

Inhofe said the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya will “go down in history as the greatest cover-up,” and slammed Obama for claiming it was thoroughly investigated.

“It’s just an outrageous lie. It’s kind of hard to call it anything else. It’s kind of like ObamaCare and the things he said in the beginning and now he’s denying it,” Inhofe said during a radio interview on 1170 KFAQ’s "The Pat Campbell Show," which based in Tulsa, Okla.

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The 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi was staged on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Republicans argue the administration falsely claimed that the attack was a protest gone wrong in the immediate aftermath to try and protect the president.

Fox host Bill O’Reilly told Obama in the interview that “your detractors” believe the administration spun the narrative on the Benghazi attack for political reasons.

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