That’s when Nixon ordered first his attorney general, then the deputy attorney general to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox, who was investigating the Watergate scandal.
Both resigned instead, and Cox was ultimately fired by Nixon’s solicitor general, Robert Bork. But as the Nixon Library pointed out on Twitter, the 37th president never fired his FBI director:
While Nixon may have never fired his FBI director, the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia have led a number of critics to compare the two presidents.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this report incorrectly stated that Nixon was the 36th president.