Former FBI Director James Comey has been in the headlines for a long time now. Most recently for being controversially fired by President Donald Trump. Before that, he was involved in the investigation into the issue of Hillary Clinton’s email and private server, that dominated headlines right up until the 2016 election.
The question is what does an FBI director do after they are no longer in that position? Well in Comey’s case, he is about to give lectures to students at Howard University. That is right, he will now be a Professor and Wayne A.I. Frederick, the President of Howard University has said he is perfect for the role as his:
“[Comey’s] expertise and understanding of the challenges we continue to face today will go a long way in sparking rich discussion and advancing meaningful debates across campus,”
While Comey is refusing the fee and donating the money back to the University, he has also explained his latest career decision:
“I am honored to hold the King Chair this school year. Howard has a longstanding history of being a vibrant academic community and the perfect place to have rich dialogue on many of the most pressing issues we face today.”
It has truly been a bizarre year in politics. Comey was somehow able to anger both red and blue supporters by seemingly damaging Clinton’s campaign through reopening the investigation into her emails right before the election, as well as by looking into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. While many Democrats did want him gone after actions they considered as damaging to Clinton’s campaign, they were then angered again when Trump seemingly fired him because he did not like being investigated himself.
The FBI is supposed to be neutral and bipartisan. This election was polarized more than usual by having such an unusual Republican candidate who had an entertainment history, but no political or military experience.
Comey will be sharing his experiences and outlook with Freshman students at Howard University starting 22 September 2017.
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