ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 28, 2018
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(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The call from Republican Senator Jeff flake for an FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegations raised by Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh at yesterday's Senate hearings introduced; scenes shown of Flake in an elevator with two sexual assault survivors, Ana Maria Archila & Maria Gallagher. [In the room, Senator Chuck GRASSLEY comments on the hearings.] [Senators Amy KLOBUCHAR, Chris COONS - promote investigating.] [FLAKE - says we need to do due diligence & make sure the FBI can investigate.] [Yesterday, Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - accuses the Democrats of an unethical sham.] [Today, GRAHAM - backs the FBI.] The support for Flake's plan from the key Democrats noted. The response from Ford's layer to this move by Flake for an investigation discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) The reaction of President Trump introduced. [TRUMP - says let the senate decide; that Ford's testimony was compelling as was Brett's incredible moment.]
(Studio: David Muir; White House: Cecilia Vega) Trump's position on an investigation now & before discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(Supreme Court: Terry Moran) The reaction to a proposed FBI investigation examined; details given about Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge, whom Ford says was in the room when she was attacked. [In response to questions from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Patrick Leahy, FORD - backs an investigation; recalls the laugher from friends Kavanaugh & Judge.] Judge's background & book "Wasted" noted; Judge's letter quoted. [WHITEHOUSE - says a lawyer's letter from Judge is not enough.] [In response to question from Senator Kamala Harris, KAVANAUGH - avoids the question about an FBI investigation.] Tonight's statement from Kavanaugh quoted. Judge's promise to cooperate discussed.