Oct 24, 2017

Comey on Twitter: Ex-FBI chief confirms 'secret' account

After months of online speculation, former FBI Director James Comey has confirmed that a "Secret" Twitter account does belong to him. The alias "Reinhold Niebuhr" account posted a series of mysterious images of Mr Comey on Monday. Ashley Feinberg, a writer for technology website Gizmodo, first suggested the account could belong to the FBI director in March after he revealed he had a secret account in an interview. Twitter users began photoshopping the wistful images, which included Mr Comey standing alone in a cornfield and staring down an open road. One user placed edited film character Forrest Gump running past Mr Comey. US lawyer Benjamin Wittes, a close friend of Mr Comey, then cleared up any remaining confusion and confirmed in a tweet that the account did belong to him.

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