Comey: I know when I'm going to cause a 'storm'

Zelda Breath of the Wild

According to a Wednesday report by Newsweek, FBI Director James Comey had wanted to go public with the information that there was the possibility that Russian Federation was interfering with the 2016 election but was blocked by the Obama administration.

Speaking at a dinner for the nonprofit Intelligence and National Security Alliance, Comey said the previous year "has been both hard and easier than you might think".

In a first-person account posted Thursday, Gizmodo journalist Ashley Feinberg said she used several clues to trace Comey's Twitter presence to a user name of Reinhold Niebuhr with handle "projectexile7". Comey helped develop a federal program called Project Exile during his time as a US attorney in Virginia, Gizmodo noted.

FBI Director James Comey says the FBI doesn't consider how its decisions will affect politics. The Twitter account remains private. "I treasure my privacy and security on the internet", Comey was quoted as saying.

That eventually led her to a Niebuhr-inspired Twitter account, which is followed by real-life friend of Comey's, Benjamin Wittes. It was private, but when she requested access, Instagram showed her a list of other accounts she might also be interested in-based, of course, on accounts that the young Comey followed or was followed by.

Paul Manafort was Donald Trump's campaign chairman and chief strategist from May 19 to August 19, 2016.

And if the account actually belongs to the FBI Director, his response to being discovered is truly epic.

There is only one person now following the account: Benjamin Wittes of Lawfare.

The piece, which likely would have been placed at an outlet like The New York Times, would not have revealed anything about an investigation into possible ties between the Russian government and Trump campaign. Oh, and she appears to have found his secret Instagram account, too. Feinberg also chronicled some the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's Twitter interests and engagements, including the fact that he "liked" a New York Times article about Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn's meeting with Russian envoy Sergey Kislyak.

The revelation that Comey tried to inform the American public of Russia's election meddling efforts doesn't explain why the F.B.I. director wrote his letter about Clinton to Congress-an action that some have argued was in violation of the Hatch Act-but it does add a new twist to the mind-numbing Russian Federation saga.



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