James Comey confirms Twitter account that was anonymous

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Returning to the mainstream after remaining low profile ever since he was sacked from his post in May by President Donald Trump - former FBI Director James Comey revealed his secret Twitter account on Monday.

Gizmodo speculated that Comey was behind the account of Reinhold Niebuhr, but there was no confirmation until the fired director posted a picture of himself standing in the middle of a road, peering across cornfields.

Comey, who is writing a book, tweeted on Friday that he was happy to be back in the Hawkeye State. "Will try to tweet in useful ways".

And although Comey himself admitted to having a secret Twitter account months ago, there was no hard evidence as to what that account was or if Comey was serious in his admission.

Comey has maintained a relatively low public profile since being dismissed as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, a move which came amid an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into whether any members of Trump's 2016 White House campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

Another shows birds in flight with the notation "Watching migrating white pelicans in Iowa thinking about Niebuhr's Serenity Prayer".

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Comey, who was sacked by the president in May, also posed for a photo along a rural, farm road with a neatly groomed field and shining stainless steel grain bins as his backdrop, as countless White House aspirants have done before him.

'Actually I'm not even mad.

However, until Monday, Comey had not formally acknowledged he was the man behind the account.

The meme was accompanied by a link to the FBI's hiring page, fueling further speculation.

Over the past year, if you were to ask any political pundit who they'd like to see on Twitter the most, that person likely would have been former FBI Directly James Comey.

Comey has more than 40,000 followers, a number that grew throughout the day Monday.