Ford told the Post she went public with her claims because she felt her "civic responsibility" was "outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation" after the basic outlines of the story emerged in the media.
After days of restraint by the president, Trump attacked Ford's credibility on Twitter Friday, saying she should have filed charges decades ago if the alleged attack was "as bad as she says".
With Christine Ford set to testify this Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, it's time to move on to the next looming question surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's nomination: will her words actually make a difference to any Republican Senators?
That's according to a person briefed on the matter who isn't authorized to discuss it by name. The lengthy talks were hampered by a disagreement over who will question Ford at the hearing, according to an email exchange obtained by NPR.
"Members of the committee on both sides want to be fair [to both Kavanaugh and Ford], at least I hope they do", Durbin said Sunday.
If two Republicans vote against Mr Kavanaugh, his nomination could fail.
After stirring controversy by posting a series of tweets suggesting the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault misidentified her attacker, conservative strategist Ed Whelan will be taking a leave of absence from the Ethics and Public Policy Center, the organization's board announced Sunday.
But they want to resume negotiations over the exact terms of her appearance. Ramirez claims that she consulted with an attorney and carefully reviewed her memories before coming forward on the alleged incident.
The shows of solidarity were planned as Ford and the Senate Judiciary Committee continued to negotiate the terms of her upcoming testimony.
The official claimed it was a "clever way" to continue negotiations "without committing to anything".
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., wrote a letter to President Trump urging him to direct the FBI to investigate sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
In a statement, Ford's attorneys - Debra Katz, Lisa Banks, and Michael Bromwich - confirmed "important progress" had been made.
The attorneys said they did not know when they would have answers to the unresolved issues.
President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court seat of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired on July 31.
The deal sets up a final showdown in the bitter fight over President Donald Trump's second high court pick. Pence says he believes Kavanaugh will soon join the high court.
Kavanaugh has strongly denied the accusation as a "completely false allegation". The Judiciary Committee was previously scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh last week, but delayed the vote because of Ford's accusations. Lindsey Graham made it clear that the hearing would not change his mind, telling host Chris Wallace that while he would "listen to Dr. Ford, compare it to everything in the record and make a decision", he won't vote against Kavanaugh based on Ford's testimony.
"When?" tweeted the No. 2 GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, is shrugging off responsibility for the extension onto the Senate's Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer.
There, she alleges the Supreme Court nominee held her down, covered her mouth, groped her and tried to rip off her swimsuit.
Ms Ford's lawyers asked for another day.
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