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The next stop for Sean Spicer and Chelsea Manning? Harvard

Sean Spicer (left) and Chelsea Manning (right).Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post (left) and Getty Images

Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump’s former press secretary, and Chelsea Manning, a former US Army intelligence analyst turned whistleblower, whose 35-year sentence was commuted by President Obama, stand opposed politically and ideologically. Now, they’ll be colleagues, as two of the recently announced visiting fellows at Harvard’s Institute of Politics.

The IOP announced additions to the 2017-2018 school year’s line up of fellows, which also includes newcomers Robby Mook, the former campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential run, and Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James, Jr. of Kansas City, Mo.

Spicer resigned his role as White House press secretary in July in protest of the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. His resignation came around the same time as a larger shakeup that also included the replacement of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus with John Kelly.


Spicer and Manning will join previously announced fellows Guy Benson, Mary Katharine Ham, Governor Steven Beshear, Cornell William Brooks, Corey Lewandowski, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Joe Slade White.

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