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Donald Trump mocks Dianne Feinstein: Her ‘body language’ suggests she’s anti-Kavanaugh leaker

President Trump mocked Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Democrat leading the opposition to Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, at a campaign rally Saturday, telling voters she may have been the unknown person who leaked allegations of sexual assault without the accuser’s consent.

Speaking at a rally in West Virginia, Mr. Trump mocked Ms. Feinstein’s “body language” as she sought to deny the allegation that she or her staff were responsible for first outing Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Judge Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a high school party in 1982.

Mr. Trump did a caricature of Ms. Feinstein seeming to stumble through a response Thursday when she was asked by Republican senators how Ms. Blasey Ford’s letter making the allegations had leaked. She first denied she had leaked, then said she hadn’t asked her staff but was sure they didn’t, then turned to the staff, who apparently told her they weren’t responsible.

“It did not leak from us, I assure you of that,” the California Democrat said, suggesting it may have been Ms. Blasey Ford’s friends who actually revealed the letter.

Mr. Trump, speaking in Wheeling, West Virginia, seemed doubtful.

“I’ll tell you want, that was really bad body language. Maybe she didn’t, but that was the worst body language I’ve ever seen,” he said.

Ms. Blasey Ford had shared her allegations with Ms. Feinstein on condition of confidentiality, but she says somehow word got out and reporters started hounding her, at which point she went public.

Those allegations led to Thursday’s stunning hearing in which the judge had to defend himself on everything from his affinity for bear to flatulence jokes in his yearbook.

Mr. Trump called Democrats’ treatment of Judge Kavanaugh “angry and mean and nasty and untruthful.”

“They’re willing to throw away every standard of decency, justice, fairness, due process, to get their way,” Mr. Trump said.

The president was stumping for Patrick Morrisey, West Virginia’s GOP attorney general, who is seeking to unseat Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat.

Mr. Manchin is one of only two Democrats who have not yet signaled plans to vote against Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation — but Mr. Trump said Mr. Manchin is enabling the other Democrats’ attacks on the nominee.

“I just hope you don’t sit home because bad things will happen if you sit home,” the president told a rabidly enthusiastic crowd.

The president also singled out two Democrats eyeing presidential bids in 2020, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker.

He mocked Mr. Booker for his attacks on Judge Kavanaugh during this past week’s Judiciary Committee action. And he chuckled at Ms. Warren, who on Saturday made clear she is, in fact, looking at a White House bid.

Mr. Trump called her Pocahontas, his nickname for Ms. Warren based on her previous unsubstantiated claims of Native American heritage, and said the Democratic Party has outflanked her.

“She’s considered a conservative,” he claimed.

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