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WATCH: Nicolle Wallace wonders why Trump constantly ‘acts so crazy’ on Twitter

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During a panel discussion on President Donald Trump’s latest flurry of attacks on the FBI and the Justice Department a MSNBC analyst said the president’s continuous drumbeat of criticism of law enforcement is his way of setting the stage for firing special counsel Robert Mueller.

On MSNBC’s Deadline White House, host Nicolle Wallace began by reciting the details of the New York Times bombshell report that George Papadopoulos boasted to an Australian diplomat that the Trump campaign had dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Turning to Trump’s Tuesday tweets lashing out at the Justice Department and the reporting on Papadopoulos, Wallace asked MSNBC analyst John Heilemann why “Trump acts so crazy,” while noting that the Papadopoulos revelation, “obliterates one of the cover stories that the Trump administration made up.”

“There are two things to think about and they conjoin the two things that we’re talking about, one is why they behave the way they behave and the story itself,” Heilemann began. “Just remember now: the New York Times is again killing it on this story, this is an incredibly important piece of reporting. The coffee boy, supposedly, according to the Trump White House, knew enough that he was drunkenly going around to top Australian officials in London, months before the DNC hack became public.”

“Donald Trump’s standing up on the eve of the Democratic Convention saying, ‘Russia, unleash the emails!'” he continued. “We now know that the coffee boy — not a coffee boy it turns out —  knew enough to be talking about it with Australians. We don’t know who he talked about it other than with the Australians, but we know he may well have been talking about it to some of his colleagues on the Trump campaign.”

“So this is a really important piece of reporting, which leads to the question you first asked: which is why?” he elaborated. “I don’t think this is a paranoid delusion. I think this is softening up the ground,  these relentless attacks on Justice Department and the FBI are all about softening up the ground with his political supporters and others on the day he has to wage a war on Bob Mueller.  And when the report is finally done, he wants to have had months of attacking this set of career officials and appointed officials so that the ground will be softened for the moment that he has to do what right now many people still believe to be unthinkable — but I don’t think is unthinkable at all.”

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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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