Jeff Sessions headed up a Republican committee that wanted to have a special prosecutor investigate Hillary Clinton. The committee argued that this was necessary because the Obama Administration was not impartial. The NYT makes the case for a special prosecutor to investigate the relationship between the Trump campaign and Russia. Jeff Sessions, who was appointed by Trump, would have to recuse himself from the investigation. Jeff Sessions is not likely to do so without pressure from Republicans who are less worried about the next election than our system of government.
The last two paragraphs in this editorial contains the justification by the Republican committee that argued for a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton. It also explained why the Obama Justice Department should recuse itself from the investigation. This is precisely the justification made by the NYT for a special prosecutor and for the recuse of Obama's Attorney General. Jeff Sessions and his Republican committee will ignore their own argument when it comes to Trump. Some of Trump's supporters who commented on this editorial also ignored the last two paragraphs. That is the kind of world we live in today. It will be up to the public to put enough pressure on Republicans, who face election in 2018, so that they will worry about holding their jobs. That is the only kind of message that motivates most of our politicians.