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Supreme Court / Kavanaugh Nomination / Op-Ed / A Discussion #1130774

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Oct 04, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on an op-ed in the "Wall Street Journal" from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about his testimony introduced; excerpts about his frustrations & being emotional at the hearings quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Anne Milgram, Kirsten Powers, Republican Tara Setmayer & "National Review" editor Rich Lowry about the op-ed. [POWERS, LOWRY, MILGRAM, SETMAYER - offer views on how he is trying to clean up the reaction to his temperament in his testimony, how this is a political process in which he was torn to shreds & now is trying to address Senator Jeff Flake, how this political business is hurting the Supreme Court, how this op-ed is a p.r. move, bicker over the sex allegations, how Christine Blasey Ford's allegations were credible, how the Republicans have acted.] Other material: The exchange between Brett Kavanaugh & Senator Amy Klobuchar played.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The question now whether the White House knew about Kavanaugh's op-ed coming out: that it was part of the plan before the vote--damage control, phone calls from the White House discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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