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Ex-FBI director Comey to headline Baltimore Speaker Series

In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, photo, then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in May 2017. Comey, fired by President Donald Trump and a central figure in the investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s election meddling, will kick off the 2018-19 Baltimore Speaker Series. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Former FBI Director James Comey, a central figure in the ongoing special counsel’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and what role Trump campaign officials may have played in it, will kick off the 2018-19 Baltimore Speakers Series.

Others scheduled to visit Baltimore to appear at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall include feminist icon Gloria Steinem, former Florida governor and unsuccessful GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush, and Jay Leno, the longtime host of the Tonight Show.

The series is presented by Stevenson University and sponsored by The Baltimore Sun and WYPR 88.1.

“Stevenson University is excited to welcome some of the most engaging personalities from the worlds of journalism, politics, health care and entertainment to Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for the next Baltimore Speakers Series,” said Stevenson University President Elliot Hirshman.  “The lineup of speakers will deliver a special blend of insight and entertainment that audience members will be talking about long after each evening ends.”

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