When Bill Clinton fired an FBI director in 1993

Trump isn’t the first president to can an FBI director. But the public reaction — and the circumstances — surrounding the two cases couldn’t be more different. Nearly a quarter-century ago, President Bill Clinton fired FBI Director William Sessions. It was July 19, 1993, and Clinton was the first President to sack an official from that post, CNN reminds.

Here’s how The Los Angeles Times reported the findings at the time:

The Justice Department report found, among other things, that Sessions had engaged in a sham transaction to avoid paying taxes on his use of an FBI limousine to take him to and from work, that he had billed the government for a security fence around his home that provided no security and that he had arranged business trips to places where he could meet with relatives.”