It's Official, James Comey Is On Twitter

Former FBI Director James Comey who re-emerged on the public stage Monday through Twitter appears at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in June

Gotta get back to writing. "Good place to think about leadership and values", Comey wrote on October 19, with a subsequent post on October 22 reading, "Watching migrating white pelicans in Iowa thinking about Niebuhr's Serenity Prayer". 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. "Will try to tweet in useful ways".

Speculation around Comey's Twitter account has been mounting since March, before he was sacked by President Donald Trump in the middle of a probe into whether the Trump campaign collaborated with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 election.

Earlier this year, a reporter for Gizmodo traced the Twitter account to Comey, after doing what she described as "four hours of sleuthing".

The tweet was believed to have been a response to how quickly social media users found what they thought was the secret account, then using the @Projectexile7 handle.

Mr. Comey has tweeted six times since March 30, when he posted a link to the F.B.I.'s job website with a meme of Will Ferrell's character, Ron Burgundy, in the movie "Anchorman". "That's incredible." It then went silent.

Since then, the account has remained dormant. Monday's post appeared to confirm the theory.

The account has also tweeted out scenic pictures from West Point, Gettysburg and around Iowa. Wittes corroborated the claim. Speculation that Comey was going all in on Twitter ran rampant and today, the man himself put one of his giant shoes in front of the other and stepped out from behind the camera. "He's literally standing in the middle of the road (is this symbolism?)" At least one person asked for Comey to tweet Trump's tax returns.

Mr. Comey did not immediately respond to a message from The New York Times to his Twitter account.



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