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‘Has anyone read him his Miranda rights?’: White House aides furious that Trump won’t remain silent

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President Donald Trump’s advisers are in anguish over the chief executive’s inability to control himself and not further complicate the multiple federal investigations engulfing the White House by tweeting or attacking other public figures.

The Daily Beast said Friday that Trump’s decision to lash out at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Twitter Friday morning is yet another example of the president acting rashly and undercutting the defense being spun for him in the media by his surrogates. At this point, administration aides and advisers are joking about ways to keep the president quiet.

“Has anyone read him his Miranda rights?” quipped an unnamed “senior Trump administration official” in response to Trump’s Friday morning tweet, in which he wrote, “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt.”

The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff, Lachlan Markay, Asawin Suebsaeng and Spencer Ackerman noted Friday that the “witch hunt” tweet shot down “48 hours of Trump’s allies lobbing allegations of illegal ‘deep state’ leaks and fake-news hit jobs.”

In attacking Rosenstein, Trump confirmed Wednesday’s report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is pursuing obstruction of justice charges against the president.

Trump has reportedly been fuming over the Justice Department’s handling of the Russia investigation. He was furious at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation and is also angry at Rosenstein.

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“He’s furious at Rosenstein, but the list of his people who enrage him is ever-growing,” said a longtime Trump confidant to The Daily Beast. “He has no qualms about throwing [Rosenstein] under a bus.”

On Thursday night, Rosenstein issued a press release urging the media not to rely on testimony from “anonymous sources.” The New York Times‘ Maggie Haberman opined that she’d never seen anything like it.

Raw Story’s Sarah K. Burris said, “The statement left the internet wondering if it was forced by President Donald Trump — or if the Justice Department was hacked. Others wondered if it meant that a tape is about to surface that shows Trump with the alleged Russian prostitutes that appeared in the previously reported British dossier.”

Friday’s Trump tweet attacking Rosenstein, the Daily Beast said, potentially just adds fuel to the fire of an obstruction investigation.

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“It’s clear that this tweet has not been vetted by his [Trump’s] attorney,” said former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti to the website. “In addition to confirming that he is under investigation, the tweet makes a factual statement regarding the president’s decision to fire James Comey, which is a subject of the investigation. You can bet that when the president testifies regarding his role in Comey’s firing, he will be asked about this tweet.”

Politico said Friday that the president’s rash actions are fueling speculation by insiders in the GOP that he’s not in his right mind.

“President Trump has started the clock on the Rosenstein firing watch,” said Republican strategist Evan Siegfried. “This is feeding the private discussions in the GOP about the president’s state of mind.”

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Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quit’

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Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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