Mr. Sessions’s recusal
Regarding the March 3 front-page package “Sessions recuses self in Russia probe”:
It is not enough for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from an investigation into the connection between the Trump campaign and Russia. Any investigation must be conducted by an independent prosecutor. In fact, Mr. Sessions himself helped make this argument after Bill Clinton met with then-Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on an airport tarmac during the presidential campaign. According to a Nov. 5 op-ed for FoxNews.com that Mr. Sessions co-wrote with Rudy Giuliani and others: “The appropriate response when the subject matter is public and it arises in a highly-charged political atmosphere is for the Attorney General to appoint a Special Counsel of great public stature and indisputable independence to assure the public the matter will be handled without partisanship.” Is the subject matter of the Trump team’s Russia connection public? Yes. Is it playing out in a highly charged political atmosphere? Yes. Should this most important of matters — the attempt by a foreign power to interfere with our election and our democratic process — be handled without partisanship? Undoubtedly.
Katie Bacon, Washington