- President Bill Clinton fired William Sessions on July 19, 1993
- The public response and circumstances were quite different
(CNN)The sharp outcry over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey has spurred a national digital history lesson about the dramatic move.
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The FBI director is appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The position has a fixed 10-year term.