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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Senate's setting of a Friday date for the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the day after the showdown with Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexual assault, & second accuser Deborah Ramirez introduced. [Senator Mitch McCONNELL - says we will vote on the Senate floor.] The administration's change in tone since last week about Ford & the hearing process recalled; President Trump tweets Friday quoted about the Democrats & what Ford should have done quoted. [On Monday, Trump adviser Kellyanne CONWAY - criticizes the MeToo movement.] [McCONNELL - refers to a smear.] [Today, TRUMP - says the second accuser has nothing & wants to keep him off the bench.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Senator Richard Blumenthal. [BLUMENTHAL - offer views on the process of scheduling the vote: they are less interested in the truth & the comments about the two women are despicable, how Kavanaugh should demand an FBI investigation to clear his name, on how the Thursday hearing will probably work with Ford questioned by a female prosecutor instead of Republican senators, who fear saying something insensitive, that the process has been so partisan.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, Ken Cucinelli & "New York Times" Maggie Haberman about the Kavanaugh. [HABERMAN, CUCINELLI, TOOBIN - offer views on the setting of the Friday hearing, why Trump made his comments today because he is frustrated about getting this through, how witness Ford has been given so many options by chairman Senator Chuck Grassley, how the prosecutor's questioning could imperil Ford while senators are terrible questioners, how Ford could make a powerful statement at the hearings, how McConnell has dedicated his life to getting a shifted Supreme Court.]
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