Stuart Gerson Quoted in “FBI Director Firing in Early ’90s Had Some Similarities to Comey Ouster”

U.S. News

Stuart M. Gerson, a Member of the Firm and former acting Attorney General of the United States, was quoted in U.S. News, in “FBI Director Firing in Early ‘90s Had Some Similarities to Comey Ouster,” by Steven Nelson.

Following is an excerpt:

“The whole thing was non-controversial. There wasn't a lot of blowback from the Hill. I was never called to testify about this,” says Stuart Gerson, who served as acting attorney general in early 1993.

Gerson, a Bush holdover, drafted a report recommending [FBI Director William] Sessions’ firing, building on a previous document compiled by Barr, and he denies any political influences. Reno accepted the recommendation and Clinton made the call.

“There are some loose parallels but also some fundamental differences,” Gerson says.