If you guessed Richard Nixon, then you’ve been listening to the liberal media who is trying to tie President Trump’s firing of James Comey to Nixon’s Watergate scandal.
— RichardNixonLibrary (@NixonLibrary) May 9, 2017
As it turns out the only other U.S. President to fire an FBI Director was President Bill Clinton who fired then-FBI Director William Sessions in 1993.
Sessions refused to step down voluntarily after ethical concerns were raised regarding his use of government funds. The pressure was put on Sessions to resign, but he refused, and President Clinton fired him.
The Los Angeles Times reported the findings of a report that FBI Director Sessions had behaved unethically.
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.
FBI Directors are normally appointed to ten-year terms, but like all government employees, they serve at the pleasure of the President.