WASHINGTON (AP) — A tentative agreement has been reached for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault from decades ago.
That's according to a person briefed on the matter who isn't authorized to discuss it by name.
The person says that lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford and bipartisan representatives of the committee came to the tentative agreement Saturday. Other terms of the public hearing will be negotiated Sunday.
The tentative accord could close days of brinkmanship over whether Ford would testify.
Ford alleges Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party when they were teens. Now an appeals court judge, Kavanaugh denies the allegations. He has said he wants to testify as soon as possible to clear his name.
Source familiar says that Grassley, Feinstein, and Ford's lawyers have agreed to a THURSDAY hearing with Ford.— Sam Stein (@samstein) September 22, 2018
NEW: Per multiple sources familiar, lawyers for Blasey Ford, Grassley and Feinstein have tentatively agreed to a THURSDAY hearing in a call this evening.— Nicholas Fandos (@npfandos) September 22, 2018