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Kavanaugh accuser will testify before Senate panel

The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman says his panel will vote Monday on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination if there’s no agreement on whether and how the woman accusing him of a long-ago sexual assault will tell her story to lawmakers.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman says his panel will vote Monday on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination if there’s no agreement on whether and how the woman accusing him of a long-ago sexual assault will tell her story to lawmakers.

Lawyers for the woman who’s accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault decades ago when they were teenagers said they've accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee’s request for her to tell her story.

But attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford said in a letter to the committee’s Republican majority that they want to set up a time later Saturday to keep discussing terms of Ford’s appearance.

The letter said Ford ‘‘accepts’’ the committee’s request that in the coming week she would ‘‘provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct.’’

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The lawyers say they are ‘‘hopeful that we can reach agreement on details’’ of Ford’s appearance.

Associated Press writers Catherine Lucey, Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker, Ken Thomas, Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller contributed to this report.