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The Nixon Presidential Library Has Some Words About James Comey's Firing
12 months ago

By now, you've probably heard that President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. While the White House claims this was in response to the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton emails, many suspect that it had to do with the FBI's ongoing investigation into the Trump administration's ties to Russia. 

After word broke of Comey's firing, countless politicians and and media outlets began calling the firing "Nixonian." However, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California offered a a quick clarification.   

For the most part, Twitter seemed to enjoy this grade-A trolling. 

Others were quick to point out that while Nixon never fired his FBI director, he did fire his attorney general and the special prosecutor who was investigating the Watergate scandal. These firings later became known as "The Saturday Night Massacre." 

A lot of people seem to think the firing was either just as bad as Nixon's actions, or worse than Nixon's actions. So it definitely doesn't look good.