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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Sep 27, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Today's Senate hearings of the accounts of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh & Christine Blasey Ford, who claimed she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh in 1982, introduced; scenes shown from the hearings. [FORD - testifies that she was assaulted.] [KAVANAUGH - criticizes the Democrats; denies the allegations,]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Manu Raju) The meeting of four key senators to determine if Kavanaugh gets seated on the court, when the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing could meet for a vote with the process possibly being delayed discussed; photos shown of Senators Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski & Democrat Joe Manchin, who said people are undecided.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) What President Trump said about today's hearing & the White House reaction to Senator Lindsey Graham lashing out discussed; Trump tweet quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Some of the testimony shown. [FORD - describes what happened when Kavanaugh attacked her with the laughter between Kavanaugh & Mark Judge sticking in her mind; says she is 100 percent sure it was Kavanaugh.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Senator Mazie Hirono about the hearings. [HIRONO - offers views on the truthfulness of Ford's testimony, what Kavanaugh said about what he said about Mark Judge's statement, how he could break the impasse over an FBI investigation, the evidence that he is a "bad drunk" so it is about credibility, the role of the female prosecutor who cross-examined Ford.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Manu Raju) The Republicans' plans to move ahead in the committee with this vote as soon as tomorrow with the Senate vote next week discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with Senator Hirono about the hearings. [HIRONO - offers views on th the Republican rush to confirm Kavanaugh: it is a message to the American people, that people responded to Ford';s honesty while Kavanaugh was coached.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Kirsten Powers, Jeffrey Toobin, Dana Bash & Gloria Borger about the hearings. [POWERS, TOOBIN, BASH - offer views on Ford's testimony & Kavanaugh appealing to President Trump in his bombastic approach & his conspiracy theory, how Brett Kavanaugh rallied the Trump troops by referring to the conspiracy by the left-wing with Senator Dianne Feinstein being the villain.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Raju, Manu;
Acosta, Jim
Duration:
00:19:50

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