At the same time, this is diametrically opposed to the approach Republicans are taking more broadly, which is to say Ford should be heard.
"Ninety percent of people think she's a hero and are extremely supportive of her, and 10 percent want her to die immediately", the person said, adding, "Her worst fears are coming true."
It's not clear yet if Ford will show up on Monday.
Though the current focus on predatory sexual behaviour could have a significant effect on the trajectory of this episode, history is on Judge Kavanaugh's side.
"I don't think Federal Bureau of Investigation really should be involved because they don't want to be involved", Trump said. "More to the point, I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes".
A day earlier, Republicans abruptly agreed to hold a public Judiciary Committee hearing at which Kavanaugh and Ford have been invited to testify.
According to Bloomberg News, who spoke to a White House official, President Trump's team will continue forward with the nomination, refusing to pull Kavanaugh's name from the nomination, and instead they will try to attack the credibility of the alleged victim.
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She said she locked herself in the bathroom and listened until she heard the boys "going down the stairs, hitting the walls". Judge once wrote a book about his high school days titled " Wasted: Tales of a GenX Drunk ".
While Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the committee, has been criticized for how she's handled the allegations, she also expressed disappointment in Republicans and the Trump administration for "failing to take even the most basic steps to investigate this matter".
Ford recounted the incident in couples therapy back in 2012, while her therapist jotted down notes, indicating that she didn't just come forward with these allegation after Kavanaugh was nominated.
"I support Mrs. Ford's decision to share her story, and now that she has, it is in the hands of the FBI to conduct an investigation". Ford identified Kavanaugh's friend as the conservative writer Mark Judge.
Sen. Jeff Flake, another Republican on the committee, went further, saying he would not vote to approve Kavanaugh without first hearing from Ford.
Harris asserted that agents in the FBI "are really well equipped to do this kind of investigation, but they're not being given the authority to do it" by the Justice Department or the Trump White House. "They can't say this is the last minute when they jammed this thing through and asked for a vote long before all the information is in".