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ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018
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(Studio: David Muir) Tomorrow's hearings in which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh & his accuser Christine Blasey Ford will testify before the Senate previewed; photo shown of Ford taking a polygraph test. Report introduced.

(New York: Cecilia Vega) The reaction of President Trump to Kavanaugh & his accusers featured. [In response to question from ABC's Jonathan Karl & a woman reporter, TRUMP - calls Kavanaugh highest quality, these are false accusations with rumors coming out; says he will see what happens tomorrow; states he could pick a woman replacement & she could have charges; notes a lot of false charges have been made against him.] Trump's message about this powerful moment discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Terry Moran) New reporting on what Brett Kavanaugh & Ford will say tomorrow & new charges from Julie Swetnick about Kavanaugh's drinking at high school parties reviewed; her photo shown with her allegations quoted. [On "The View," Swetnick's attorney Michael AVENATTI - talks about the shocking, true details.] Statements in response from Kavanaugh & Mark Judge denying these allegations quoted. [On Fox, KAVANAUGH - recounts hit high school life.] Ford's handwritten account of what happened at the party, affidavits from people to whom Ford told her story years ago & Kavanaugh's calendar entries & his opening statement for tomorrow's hearing quoted. Ford's opening statement for tomorrow quoted & discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The veteran sex crimes prosecutor, Rachel Mitchell, hired by the 11 male Republican senators to question Ford & Kavanaugh tomorrow profiled; photo shown. [Senator John KENNEDY - talks about Mitchell.] [Senators Richard BLUMENTHAL, Lindsey GRAHAM, Orrin HATCH - react to the new, specific allegations.] [On the Senate floor, Senator Jeff FLAKE - says we have not learned much since 1981.] The schedule for tomorrow's hearings discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Live coverage of the hearings announced.

Muir, David;
Vega, Cecilia;
Moran, Terry;
Bruce, Mary

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