Although I also believe a second special counsel is necessary to get to the truth about suspect conduct by former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, I am reasonably confident Sessions eventually will come to that conclusion.

And when he does, he will reach it on the basis of work done by proven professionals, Horowitz and Huber. Democrats will still kick and scream, but fair-minded Americans will likely trust the result.

My one reservation is time. If Horowitz and Huber move quickly — say, in three months or so — and discover there is a need for a special counsel, then the ­delay will have been worthwhile.