Saturday update: Kavanaugh accuser has tentatively agreed to testify; date uncertain

Saturday update: Kavanaugh accuser has tentatively agreed to testify; date uncertain
Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh

[Ed. – The headline on the CNBC report makes it sound more certain than it apparently is.  Since there isn’t an agreed date — just a reference to it possibly being Thursday — and there are reportedly additional details to be worked out, it doesn’t sound like we’re really further along.  Instead, it sounds like the threat of a vote BEFORE Thursday has been taken off the table.  The accuser’s team got what it wanted.]

Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor at the center of a sexual assault accusation against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has agreed to testify to representatives of the Senate Judiciary Committee sometime next week, her lawyers said on Saturday.

Multiple outlets reported that both sides tentatively agreed to testify Thursday, although several details remained unclear, and an agreement may yet fall apart. …

In a letter, Ford’s lawyers suggested several sticking points remained before their client would appear. The letter blasted the committee’s proposals for Ford’s testimony as “fundamentally inconsistent with the committee’s promise of a fair, impartial investigation into her allegations, and we are disappointed with the leaks and the bullying that have tainted the process,” wrote Debra Katz and Lisa Banks.

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However, “we are hopeful that we can reach agreement on details,” they added.

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