President imitates Feinstein’s stuttering denial during rally speech
President Trump slammed Dianne Feinstein during a speech on Saturday by impersonating her stuttering denial that she leaked the documents on Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations to the media.
During a rally in Wheeling, West Virginia, Donald Trump targetted Senator Feinstein (D-CA) by mocking her claims before the Senate Judiciary Committee that she didn’t leak Dr. Ford’s letter that contained accusations of sexual misconduct against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
In front of a packed out audience, the president imitated the 85-year-old Democrat with great comedic effect.
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“Dianne Feinstein, did you leak? Remember her answer. Did you leak the document?” the Trump said before launching into an impression of Feinstein’s denial during Friday’s Senate Judiciary Committee vote to send Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the full Senate.
“Uh, uh, what? No. Uh, no. I didn’t le—uh. Uh, wait one minute. Did we le—oh, oh. No, no, we didn’t leak it.”
President Trump then added, “I’ll tell you what.
“That was really bad body language.
“Who knows, maybe she didn’t, but that was the worst body language I’ve ever seen.”
According to Breitbart, moments after President Trump mocked Feinstein before his supporters, the longtime California lawmaker took to Twitter to reaffirm she did not leak Ford’s letter and shared footage of the denial.
From the moment I received Dr. Ford’s letter my actions have been consistent with her wishes. We kept her letter confidential and did not leak the contents or its existence to anyone. Survivors have a right to decide how their stories are made public. pic.twitter.com/mETU5B3RE2
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) September 29, 2018
“From the moment I received Dr. Ford’s letter my actions have been consistent with her wishes.
“We kept her letter confidential and did not leak the contents or its existence to anyone,” she tweeted.
“Survivors have a right to decide how their stories are made public.”
Earlier in the week, The Intercept’s Ryan Grim, who first reported Feinstein’s office was in possession of the letter, claimed the senator’s staff did not leak the document to The Intercept, “nor she or her staff leak the existence of the letter” to the news outlet.
“After our story, she turned it over to the FBI, which placed it in his background file, which meant that it became widely available and soon after it was leaked to CNN,” Grim tweeted.
Nor did she or her staff leak the existence of the letter to The Intercept. After our story, she turned it over to the FBI, which placed it in his background file, which meant that it became widely available and soon after it was leaked to CNN
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) September 27, 2018
Ford claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students.
More women have since come forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
On Thursday, Ford and Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the allegations.
“Brett’s assault on me drastically altered my life,” Ford told the committee.
At the hearing, Kavanaugh maintained his innocence and sparred with Democratic senators.
“This confirmation process has become a national disgrace,” Kavanaugh told the committee.
Trump on Friday ordered the FBI to conduct a limited “supplemental background” investigation into the matter.
Maryland lawmakers have also called on authorities to investigate Ford’s claims — and the authorities said they would do so, provided that an accuser files a formal complaint.