UPDATE: She Has Until the End of Friday; After Deadline Passes, Monday Hearing Not Being Ruled Out for Kavanaugh and His Accuser

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 12:00 PM
UPDATE: She Has Until the End of Friday; After Deadline Passes, Monday Hearing Not Being Ruled Out for Kavanaugh and His Accuser

UPDATE: Chairman Chuck Grassley’s

office has given Ford until the end of Friday to make a decision about testifying next Wednesday. The Committee is also open to allowing her to testify without Kavanaugh in the room. 

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The 10 a.m. eastern time deadline for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanagh of sexual misconduct nearly 40 years ago, to make a decision about whether she will testify at a scheduled Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Monday has passed. 

Late Thursday evening, Ford's attorney Debra Katz said her client was willing to testify, but wouldn't do so on Monday and only if a number of conditions were met first. 

Majority staff on the Senate Judiciary Committee have already said the demands are non-starters.

Judge Kavanaugh, from the beginning, has agreed to testify in a public hearing on Monday. He has not changed his position and plans to show up. 

With a lapsed deadline and no resolution from Ford, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing aren't ruling out a Monday morning hearing. Ford's attorney said her client would be willing to testify next Thursday, the same day the Committee is schedule to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Meanwhile, here's the latest on the negotiations and Democrat participation.