According to USA media reports, attorney Debra Katz said in an email to the Senate Judiciary Committee that Ford wishes to testify "provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety".
"With all the extensions we give Dr Ford to decide if she still wants to testify to the Senate I feel like I'm playing 2nd trombone in the judiciary orchestra and Schumer is the conductor", he added.
He said if Ford and her lawyers failed to reach a decision his Republican-run panel would vote on sending Kavanaugh's nomination for Supreme Court Justice by Monday.
Professor Ford's lawyers have requested a hearing on Thursday (local time) and said in a letter to the committee's Republican majority that they wanted to set up a time later Saturday to keep discussing terms of her appearance. Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, had said a vote would go ahead if Ford did not respond by the deadline. Ford wants to appear later in the week.
Not that this is a surprise - we've been questioning whether Republicans were taking Ford's accusations seriously since they came out.
In a series of tweets, he blamed the entire row on "radical left-wing politicians" seeking to "destroy and delay" Kavanaugh's confirmation.
"She has been receiving death threats, which have been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and she and her family have been forced out of their home", Ford's lawyers said in a letter published by U.S. media.
Grassley turned down Ford's request that only senators, not attorneys, be allowed to ask questions.
The previous deadline for resolving the disputes was set at 10pm on Friday but Ford's lawyer, Debra Katz, rejected it as arbitrary and a bullying tactic.
'We are unwilling to accommodate your unreasonable demands, ' Grassley said earlier Friday.
The date and other details of the hearing were yet to be negotiated, the letter stated, but Grassley had been adamant that it should be scheduled for Wednesday at the latest. Ford will then have the option of (1) trying Grassley's patience with yet another counter-offer, (2) agreeing to what Grassley proposed, or (3) declining to testify.
Grassley rebuffed other Ford requests, including calling additional witnesses.
She said Mr Kavanaugh tried to drunkenly remove her clothing at a party, pinned her to a bed and covered her mouth when she was 15 and he was 17.
Although inferring otherwise, Whelan said he's not insinuating that the man he publicly named and shared photos of did anything wrong, or that Ford is now "mistakenly remembering" this man as Kavanaugh.