Since earlier this year, there has been speculation that the recently-unlocked Twitter account “Reinhold Niebuhr” was actually former FBI Director James Comey.
Today, he may have confirmed it.
Late this morning, “Niebuhr” made this tweet:
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
“Goodbye Iowa. On the road home. Gotta get back to writing. Will try to tweet in useful ways,” the tweet reads.
Included in the tweet is a photo of what appears to be Comey literally standing in the middle of the road.
And people are freaking out.
Lordy it’s him!
— Nathan (@nathansappp) October 23, 2017
He’s running. https://t.co/JNEYTPTxGn
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) October 23, 2017
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) October 23, 2017
What if I told you, there are no useful ways? pic.twitter.com/QxuWoaU2NA
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) October 23, 2017
u are tall enough to start the federal bureau of power line investigations pic.twitter.com/JXVXprJmA2
— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) October 23, 2017
Former FBI director Jim Comey tweets this pensive photo from Iowa, wearing running shoes in the home of the caucuses. https://t.co/zAXvv3vx76
— Robert Costa (@costareports) October 23, 2017
Ok, in light of this latest tweet, I will confirm that @FormerBu is, in fact, James Comey himself. https://t.co/6QbhOG7Qzp
— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) October 23, 2017
Last week, “Niebuhr” reignited the conspiracy of his true identity when making his second tweet ever. The account has been more active in recent days. On Friday, he posted this picture of himself in the cornfields.
Good to be back in Iowa. pic.twitter.com/TGJHOhQ9KF
— Reinhold Niebuhr (@FormerBu) October 21, 2017
It is unknown when “Niebuhr” will change his name and when Twitter will verify his account.
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