Shortest constitutional crisis, ever: Deputy AG Rosenstein orders IG to investigate if ‘FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump campaign’

Posted at 6:11 pm on May 20, 2018 by Greg P.

Earlier today, critics of President Donald Trump predicted a constitutional crisis over his tweet demanding the Department of Justice “look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes”:

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Benjamin Wittes, a good friend of James Comey, even tweeted that the “deputy attorney general nor the FBI director can in good conscience comply with such an order”:

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Oh really?

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein just ordered the DOJ Inspector General’s office to look into the matter:

So, what happened to the constitutional crisis?

Spoiler: It’s not.

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Full statement here:

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