Coincidentally, President Bill Clinton fired an FBI director named Sessions, while President Donald Trump fired one on the recommendation of an attorney general named Sessions. Then, there are several substantial similarities between the two firings.
News reports by The New York Times and The Washington Post following Clinton’s dismissal of FBI Dir. Sessions reveal some striking similarities:
Sessions Was Fired by Clinton; Comey Was Fired on Advice of Sessions
In July of 1993, Pres. Clinton fired FBI Director William S. Sessions, while Pres. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May of 2017.
Both Fired on Attorney General’s Recommendation
NYT-“Mr. Clinton said that after reviewing Mr. Sessions’s performance, Attorney General Janet Reno had advised him that Mr. Sessions should go. “After a thorough review by the Attorney General of Mr. Sessions’s leadership of the F.B.I., she has reported…
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