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There has been plenty of movement during another busy day in Washington, so here is a round-up of the main points. We will put this blog on hold pending any fresh developments.
The last US president to fire an FBI director was Bill Clinton, who dismissed William Sessions in 1993 over financial irregularities. Time magazine has more detail on Sessions’ downfall.
It makes the point that the reaction of FBI agents to the news in both cases was very different, with “no love lost between Sessions and his subordinates”.