Published: Jan 8, 2018, 3:02 pm • Updated: Jan 8, 2018, 3:02 pm
For months now, Democrats and Republicans alike have argued that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had to remain in place to shield the special counsel from being fired. If President Donald Trump axed Sessions, the thinking went, he could put in his flunky as attorney general who’d then proceed to can special counsel Robert Mueller III. We have agreed with that logic, but now facts have changed, and it is no longer tenable for Session to remain atop the Justice Department.
His potential involvement, revealed by the New York Times, in a scheme to smear then-FBI Director James Comey with one bad news story a day is intolerable, if not itself evidence of obstruction of justice. He cannot credibly lead the FBI, which is under his jurisdiction, after having participated in a scheme to decapitate it in furtherance of the president’s desperation to stop the Russia investigation.
Moreover, if he was badgered not to recuse himself not only by White