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Supreme Court / Kavanaugh Nomination / Ford Letter / Attorney, Norton Interviews / A Discussion (Part I) #1130215

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The proposed hearings on charges against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford† that he assaulted her in a room at a high school party introduced; her attorneys' letter to Senator Chuck Grassley about the scheduled public hearing with an FBI investigation first quoted. [Ford attorney Lisa BANKS - says she will cooperate with the committee by talking with Grassley first because she has been receiving death threats: not a hearing on Monday, which would be premature & not time enough for an investigation; states Senator Dianne Feinstein respected her confidentiality & mow her life has been turned upside down; adds all information should be gathered & she will cooperate.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Kaitllan Collins) The prepeartion by Kavanaugh for a Monday hearing so there is a chance Kavanaugh could be confirmed next week with the Senate view the investigation could be done by them, not the FBI, discussed,

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton about Ford's position on not testifying on Monday. [NORTON - offers views on what it would be like for her to be questioned by senators so it would be an unfair contest--that she needs due process.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, John Dean & Laura Coates about Kavanaugh & Ford. [GERGEN, COATES, DEAN - offer views on how a routine FBI investigation could be done quickly, how the FBI job is background inquiries, what happens if Ford does/does not come on Monday, that they are smart to ask for the investigation.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Collins, Kaitllan

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