Howard University in Washington, D.C. is hoping to bring the resistance to their campus by hiring former FBI Director James Comey to give a five-part lecture series.
In a statement published on Wednesday, Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick said, “I am pleased to welcome Mr. Comey to Howard. His 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.”
According to the school’s press release, Comey will be receiving $100,000 in compensation for his appointment to the 2017-2018 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy. He is then donating all of it to a Howard University scholarship fund.
The announcement comes after Comey was fired by the Trump administration in May, and then subsequently delivered a highly-anticipated testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee about his firing. Comey is also scheduled to speak at the school’s convocation on September 22nd.
Comey is arguably the most hated man in America between Trump and Clinton supporters for his role in both the election of investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Trump campaign’s alleged involvement with the Russian government. The fact that he’s being honored by one of the most liberal campuses in the country shows that Comey has now been accepted by the anti-Trump resistance with a good chance to lead it.
There’s definitely no love for Trump on Howard’s campus, which is a historically black college. Two high school students were reportedly harassed while taking a tour of campus for wearing pro-Trump gear.