A Twitter account long thought to belong to former FBI Director James Comey effectively confirmed that he is behind the account on Monday. The account, which has the handle @FormerBu and the name "Reinhold Niebuhr," first was suspected to be Comey's this past March, when he said that he was secretly on Twitter and Instagram under an assumed name.
The account had laid mostly dormant for a while, but recently started tweeting out pictures during the last week. In his latest tweet, he said he would continue to tweet in "useful ways."
Here's the six tweets currently on the account, from oldest to newest:
An "Anchorman" reference to the FBI jobs website, a month before he was dismissed:
A scene from West Point:
Beautiful fall day at West Point. Lone kayaker on the Hudson. pic.twitter.com/gcJ730VD7p— Reinhold Niebuhr (@FormerBu) October 18, 2017
Little Round Top:
Little Round Top, Gettysburg. Good place to think about leadership and values. pic.twitter.com/o1cKBXrLCl— Reinhold Niebuhr (@FormerBu) October 19, 2017
Some pictures of Iowa:
Good to be back in Iowa. pic.twitter.com/TGJHOhQ9KF— Reinhold Niebuhr (@FormerBu) October 21, 2017
Watching migrating white pelicans in Iowa thinking about Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer. pic.twitter.com/TCAU4gs0Jw— Reinhold Niebuhr (@FormerBu) October 22, 2017
And finally this one, which all-but-confirmed that Comey himself is tweeting:
Goodbye Iowa. On the road home. Gotta get back to writing. Will try to tweet in useful ways. pic.twitter.com/DCbu3Yvqt3— Reinhold Niebuhr (@FormerBu) October 23, 2017
Of course, because this is the internet and also 2017, everyone made the same joke about how a visit to Iowa signals a potential political run in the future. (Because, I mean, why else would people visit Iowa?*)
Guys … pic.twitter.com/PCTbhLMZzH— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) October 23, 2017
oh come on guys pic.twitter.com/hlFWtBnlYE— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) October 23, 2017
Regardless, it's kind of amusing that Comey has finally unveiled his secret Twitter account.
*This is a joke, please don't crucify me in the comments section. I'm sure Iowa is fine.