What James Comey Tweeted From His Secret Twitter Account
@FormerBu has been connected to the ex-FBI director.
The secret Twitter account of former FBI Director James Comey has been confirmed by journalist Benjamin Wittes, a close friend of Comey’s, Fox News is reporting.
— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) October 23, 2017
Initially using the handle @projectexile7, then later changing it to @FormerBu, the account — named Reinhold Niebuhr — first started tweeting back on March 30, when it tweeted a meme of Will Ferrell as the character Ron Burgundy, then linked to the FBI jobs website.
— Reinhold Niebuhr (@FormerBu) March 30, 2017
Subsequent tweets are equally cryptic, showing various shots of nature and the silhouette of Comey himself. Fox News notes that the outlet Gizmodo reported months ago that the account was likely linked to Comey.
Beautiful fall day at West Point. Lone kayaker on the Hudson. pic.twitter.com/gcJ730VD7p
— Reinhold Niebuhr (@FormerBu) October 18, 2017
Little Round Top, Gettysburg. Good place to think about leadership and values. pic.twitter.com/o1cKBXrLCl
— Reinhold Niebuhr (@FormerBu) October 19, 2017
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
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
Fox News notes that Reinhold Niebuhr died in 1971; he was an American theologian who Comey wrote a thesis on during his time at the College of William and Mary.
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