ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 2018
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(White House: Cecilia Vega) The new message from President Trump about the FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh featured; scenes shown from the Rose Garden where Trump wanted to talk about trade deals with Canada & Mexico. [In response to Vega questions, TRUMP - tells the reporter she's not thinking; says he wants to talk trade first; states let the Senate & FBI decide what to do & he is instructing so.] [Sept. 27, Brett KAVANAUGH - testifies about his beer drinking; asks Senator Amy Klobuchar if she blacks out.] [TRUMP - answers questions about Kavanaugh talking about beer.] What Trump is saying about the brief FBI investigation before a vote this week discussed,
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(FBI, Washington: Pierre Thomas) What has been learned about the FBI investigation with Mark Judge, whom Ford said was in the room during the assault, featured; details given about Judge's book "Wasted" & allegations from Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez, the FBI interviews with Ramirez & P.J. Smyth. [Sept. 27, FORD - testifies about Judge, who worked at the time at Safeway.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - talks about interviewing just four people.] [Today, Senator Jeff FLAKE - wants a real investigation.] A statement to the "New York Times" from Yale classmate Chad Ludington about Kavanaugh's drinking & a statement from Yale classmate Dan Murphy quoted. Ford's allegations discussed.