LANSING, Mich. (WJBK) - The state Attorney General's investigation into the Flint water crisis is heating up and the special task force is casting a wide net, asking for all internal communications related to Flint, dating back to 2006. But the question is will the governor comply or will he invoke executive immunity?
The lead contamination of the Flint water supply has spawned a federal and state investigations. The state investigators hired by attorney general Bill Schuette to look into any criminal wrongdoing in the Snyder administration want to get their hands on all of the internal communications in the governor's office and the state bureaucracy perhaps.
"This is the biggest story in the history of the state of Michigan," ex-FBI agent Andy Arena said. "I think its critical to get to all of the communications of anybody who touched this. It is key to get those internal emails, text messages, and memos that went back in forth. Those are key."
So far, Governor Rick Snyder has said he would release two years worth of documents. So what about the governor invoking executive privilege or immunity. Investigator Todd Flood reminds everyone that a President has tried that before: Richard Nixon.
"I think Nixon tried to get away with that and he didn't he? Let's say this: no one can get away from a crime," Flood said.
There not be any Nixon-like stonewalling from this governor as he pledges full cooperation, even beyond the 2014 and 2015 emails he's released.
"These are the official investigations. I said I want to cooperate with all the investigations," Snyder said. "I haven't had the request yet so I'm looking forward if they are going to make the request. That is something that obviously I want to cooperate with."
The investigation team says it is too early to finger one person for any possible wrongdoing connected to the Flint water crisis. For the first time they raise the possibility that someone might be charged with involuntary manslaughter.
"If you have a duty, you breech that duty because of the gross negligence of that breech, someone died and you can show the approximate mt cause of that death reached to the breech, you can have involuntary manslaughter. It's not far-fetched," Flood said.
As far as when will the probe will be finished, the team has no idea.