James Comey, the former FBI director who was abruptly fired in May, has apparently revealed himself to be a Twitter user, Reinhold Niebuhr.
In March, the account tweeted the famous Anchorman meme – "In fact, I'm not even angry – it's amazing!" – next to a job website link of the FBI.
But how could anyone see a handle so random and so little visible?
Also in March, Ashley Feinberg of Gizmodo was conducting his own social media survey and, with the help of Instagram's recommendation algorithm, reduced the fact that Reinhold Niebuhr was "almost certainly the Twitter account of James Comey. "
But none of this is a confirmation.
Yesterday, however, the account Reinhold Niebuhr tweeted a photo of James Comey:
Shortly after, the friend of Comey and Lawfare editor Benjamin Wittes confirmed that the mysterious Twitter account indeed belongs to the former director of the FBI:
Since joining in February 2014, Comey's account has tweeted six times and amassed more than 100,000 subscribers.
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