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Supreme Court / Kavanaugh Nomination / Ford Charges / Gertner Interview, A Discussion #1130446

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at the prospects for an FBI investigation before hearings about the sexual assault charges made by Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh updated; tweet from Senator Bob Corker about the vote if Ford does not testify on Monday. [Last night, Ford attorney Lisa BANKS - says she will cooperate with an investigation.] [Yesterday, President TRUMP - says the FBI does not do that.] Tweet from Senator Chuck Grassley quoted. The issue of whether the FBI can do this kind of investigation outlined. [In 1991, Senator Orrin HATCH - says an FBI investigation is the thing to do.] Hatch's position now noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jeff Zeleny) The position of Trump that there will be no FBI investigation with Grassley considering a vote next week on Kavanaugh as Republicans want to move this along discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Harvard's former judge Nancy Gertner about what Ford &/or the FBI should do. [From Boston, GERTNER - offers views on the details about what Ford is saying, how the FBI could carry out/revisit a background investigation into corroborating details.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin & the Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino about the issue. [TOOBIN - says if she does not come forward, Kavanaugh will be confirmed: there will not be an FBI investigation, that Mark Judge could be asked to testify.] [SEVERINO - offers views on whether there should be an investigation by the FBI.] [GERTNER - says the president could have the FBI look into it; suggests we could hear from Ford's therapist.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Zeleny, Jeff

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