Trump asks if Feinstein leaked allegation against Kavanaugh, says FBI probe may be 'blessing in disguise'

President Donald Trump on Saturday fully backed his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, said the FBI investigation of him may be a blessing in disguise and questioned whether Sen. Dianne Feinstein might have leaked the allegation from Christine Blasey Ford.

The president spoke for the first time about his embattled nominee since ordering the additional FBI background check amid sexual misconduct allegations against the judge. Trump made the comments to reporters as he was departing for a reelection campaign rally in West Virginia later Saturday night.

At the raucous Saturday night rally, Trump brought up Feinstein's name as a possible source of the leak and the crowd booed. The president went on to mock her response at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday when she was asked if she or her staff leaked Ford's allegation of sexual assault against Kavanaugh.

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Trump trashed Democrats and the media at the campaign event, saying the Kavanaugh hearing at which both the nominee and Ford testified showed that the Democrats were full of "anger" and "mean," "nasty" and "untruthful." The president said they were on a "mission to resist, obstruct and destroy. You've seen that over the last four days."

"They don't care who they hurt, who they have to run over in order to get power and control," he continued. "That's what they want — power and control — w'’re not going to give it to them."

He called the Democratic Party the "party of crime."

The president also launched into a scathing attack against the press, calling it the "enemy of the people," as he has before and drawing cheers from the crowd of supporters.

Earlier, Trump was asked by reporters about Kavanaugh when he was on his way to West Virginia.

"I think it's going very well," Trump said. "The FBI as you know is all over talking to everybody...he's a very high-quality person. I would expect it's going to turn out very well for the judge, there's never been anybody that's been looked at like Judge Kavanaugh."

Trump added that "having the FBI go out and do a thorough investigation, whether it's three days or seven days, I think it's going to be less than a week, but having them do a thorough investigation, I actually think will be a blessing in disguise, it'll be a good thing."