Case cracked: Comey reveals secret Twitter account

Cheryl Sanders
October 24, 2017

Immediately following the publication of Feinberg's article, the presumed alias became the subject of dozens of fake social media accounts - and in the wake of Comey's May firing by President Donald Trump, that number ratcheted up even higher. The account, under the pseudonym "Reinhold Niebuhr", takes the name of a well-known theologian about whom Comey wrote an undergraduate thesis at the College of William & Mary.

"Reinhold Niebuhr" Twitter account is actually...

Benjamin Wittes, a Senior Fellow at Brookings and the editor in chief at Lawfare also confirmed that the account was run by Comey himself.

Over the a year ago, if you were to ask any political pundit who they'd like to see on Twitter the most, that person likely would have been former FBI Directly James Comey. Now there is confirmation that Comey is the tweeter, report Gizmodo, NPR, the New York Times and the Des Moines Register.

Until Monday, however, Comey had not formally acknowledged he was the man behind the account. And, now, the speculation begins. What else would a former bureaucrat be doing in Iowa? It previously appeared to be tweeting from Gettysburg.

In an earlier tweet, Comey is pictured standing in a cornfield with the caption: 'Good to be back in Iowa'. Gotta get back to writing. The author of the post promised to "try to tweet in useful ways".

Thus far the only material tweeted by the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director is that of nature scenes, as Comey seems to be leaving politics aside even as the President seems to continue to bash him and the intelligence agencies on a regular basis. And while we have no idea what's next for Comey, who has spent the past few months underground with little-to-no public visibility, we couldn't possibly be more grateful for his return and can't wait to see what his "useful" tweets will contain.

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