Rather than waiting for Trump to force a potential Constitutional crisis tomorrow, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein quickly took the liberty of responding to Trump:
DOJ response to POTUS call to investigate DOJ/FBI pic.twitter.com/xTlDq9jzQY
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 20, 2018
The Department has asked the Inspector General to expand the ongoing review of the FISA application process to include determining whether there was any impropriety or political motivation in how the FBI conducted its counterintelligence investigation of persons suspected of involvement with the Russian agents who interfered in the 2016 presidential election. As always, the Inspector General wil consult with the appropriate U.S. Attorney if there is any evidence of potential criminal conduct.
If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action.
Well, there it is.