Although rumors have circulated that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will not show up to her planned hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Committee has planned the hearing's format, should she show up.
According to Jack Posobiec, a reporter for One America News, Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) will give an opening statement, followed by Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Then each senator will be given five minutes to ask their questions.
#BREAKING— Jack Posobiec ???? (@JackPosobiec) September 25, 2018
We have obtained the Kavanaugh hearing format:
The Chairman and Ranking Member will give their opening statements. There is no time limitation.— Jack Posobiec ???? (@JackPosobiec) September 25, 2018
Dr. Ford will get sworn and have the opportunity to give an opening statement. There is no time limitation.
Each senator will then have the opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Ford.— Jack Posobiec ???? (@JackPosobiec) September 25, 2018
If any senator prefers, another committee member or staff counsel can ask questions on behalf of that senator.
Per Dr. Ford’s request, each senator has 5 minutes of questioning.
Interestingly enough, from Posobiec's reports, the Committee's Democrats objects to Ford's conditions for testifying.
Per Dr. Ford’s request, will limit questioning to 1 round. The Committee Democrats object to Dr. Ford’s requests. The Chairman, however, promised Dr. Ford that he would agree to these requests as part of his promise to provide Dr. Ford a safe, comfortable, and dignified forum— Jack Posobiec ???? (@JackPosobiec) September 25, 2018
Will alternate questioning between the Republican and Democrat committee members (or staff counsel).— Jack Posobiec ???? (@JackPosobiec) September 25, 2018
Will do the same for Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony.
According to CBS News, "Democrats are expected to ask questions, while Republicans are likely to defer to a special counsel."