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Supreme Court / Kavanaugh Nomination / Ford Testimony / Norton Interview / A Discussion #1130281

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The cancellation of the planned CNN interview with a lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford because it could harm the process for a hearing on her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The call about the stipulations for Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee with her not wanting to testify on Monday, her concerns about safety, the conversations about having a female attorney represent the all-male Senate Republicans, the view of President Trump on the Kavanaugh matter discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton about the terms for Ford to testify. [NORTON - offers views on an investigation before the hearings, the issue of which day to hold the hearing next week, whether Ford's therapist will testify, what Ford has done to bolster her credibility, the idea of an outside female counsel: to find out what happened, the need to interview Mark Judge & investigate witnesses, what she would tell Ford to.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Gloria Borger & former judge Harvard's Nancy Gertner about the negotiations with Ford. [GERTNER, BORGER, GERGEN - offer views on how this sounds like an appeasement to the MeToo movement, how it is all political with all white men questioning Ford, a female, the need to resolve a process, the chances she will testify later in the week with no indication of an investigation before the hearings, how an outside counsel would not be non-partisan, the disproportion of power between Kavanaugh & Ford: unequal at the start with no other evidence other than their words.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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