Testifying Monday, however, "is not possible and the Committee's insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event", Ford's lawyers wrote.
Chuck Grassley, the committee's Republican chairman, on Wednesday sent a letter to Ford's lawyers giving her until 10am (14:00 GMT) on Friday to submit prepared testimony if she meant to show up on Monday.
Ford's lawyers have asked the FBI to investigate her charge - that a drunken Kavanaugh groped her and tried to remove her clothes at a party when they were both teenagers more than three decades ago - before she agrees to appear at the hearing, but Republicans have refused to go along.
Ford on Tuesday suggested in a letter from her legal team that she would be unwilling to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee until the FBI investigated the matter to ensure committee members are fully informed about the allegations.
Republicans are warning that time is running out for US Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh's accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers.
"Why isn't Judge Kavanaugh asking for an FBI investigation if (he has) nothing to hide?" Whether Democrats might have been so frantic to stop Kavanaugh that they would have forced Ford's name into print if she had declined to speak up this past weekend is a fascinating what-if.
A former classmate of Christine Blasey Ford tells NPR that she does not know if an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took place as she first suggested on social media.
The 1991 Clarence Thomas hearings ended with his confirmation for the Supreme Court, but the he-said-she-said over law professor Anita Hill's accusations of raunchy language and gestures in the workplace led to the 1992 Year of the Woman. They would like a he-said-she-said scenario, because you know what happens in those scenarios?
Dr. Ford disclosed her alleged story to Senator Diane Feinstein, a ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, back in July when Judge Kavanaugh was initially nominated to the high court by President Trump. Earlier on Thursday, Kavanaugh said he wanted to testify even if Ford did not show. President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh, 53, for a lifetime appointment to fill a vacancy on the country's highest court, with independent court analysts saying they believe Kavanaugh would shift the court's ideological balance toward conservative rulings for years to come.
Kavanaugh has had a relatively smooth confirmation track until the allegations against him were reported last week. Because Ford's accusation is already public, Grassley argued that it was appropriate for the Senate to step in with their own investigation as lawmakers did when the Hill allegation first became public. John Cornyn said to the network. The FBI has said it is not investigating the matter, a decision backed by Republicans.
A handful of pivotal senators have yet to disclose how they will ultimately vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation, including Republican Senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Although they have yet to hire someone to fill the role, the Republicans have been eager to avoid the image of 11 male senators questioning Ford about her account. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and President Donald Trump have continued to oppose having the Federal Bureau of Investigation handle the incident. "If it's legitimate, she has a legitimate complaint", Cordes said, her voice softening.
Peters said she hasn't yet had a chance to sit down with Ford and discuss the specific incident in clinical detail, but "people who experience sexual assaults that are as scary as this one seems to be, according to her story, can suffer shame, fear, depression, anxiety".
SpaceX to announce 1st private moon flight passenger
Mr Maezawa said it had been his lifelong dream to go into space and that just thinking about the journey got his heart racing. Who will fly with the mystery passenger is among the many questions that Musk is likely to address during the announcement.
We'll be publishing coverage of the new features in all these upgrades in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned. For a complete rundown on the list of features that are included in iOS 12, head over to Apple now.
Many people with limited means like the disabled Howells will struggle to escape Florence, or build back when its damage is done. It's moving westward across the eastern Caribbean, where it's expected to bring up to 5 inches of rain across Puerto Rico.
Angela Stevenson, a mother of two, bought Berry Obsession strawberries from Woolworths in Gladstone on September 11, ABC reported. Police said an employee bought a punnet of strawberries at Coles and found a silver rod inside.
The South China Morning Post posted videos of workers clearing fallen trees from roads in the Guangdong province. Because the landslide destroyed roads going into the area, no heavy equipment has been able to reach the site.
If I missed you on something, or if you're getting open and I didn't see it, let's just talk and communicate. "He's a competitor. Tomlin said that situation is different because it was one player going after another as opposed to Brown's latest episodes.
Moon and Kim also teased a potential historic fourth meeting between the two leaders, this time in the South Korean capital. And they agreed to "normalize the Kaesong Industrial complex and Kumgang tourism project as soon as the conditions allow".
On its website , SpaceX is touting the "first passenger on lunar BFR mission", implying there will be more moon trips. During its event tonight, the company put a name to the first private passenger who will fly around the moon.
Mohamed Salah has said that he believes Liverpool are capable of winning both the Premier League and Champions League this season. His four Premier League goals this term mean the 26-year-old has now scored 17 times in 30 games across all competitions.
Jimmy Butler Requests Trade From Minnesota Timberwolves
Brooklyn Nets , Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks are supposedly Butler's preferential destinations if he leaves Minnesota. Now - with Jimmy Butler reportedly preferring a trade to the Clippers - Wojnarowski appears to be coming around on the Clippers.