James Comey confirms he is Reinhold Niebuhr on Twitter

Posted October 25, 2017

On Monday Comey revealed his identity by posting a photo of himself standing on the roadside, and wrote "Goodbye Iowa".

A photo showing the back of a man standing in a cornfield was posted on October 20 with the caption, "Good to be back in Iowa".

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", a comment sure to be interpreted as a jab at his prolifically tweeting former boss. And his posture is now that of a man telling the world, "I used to be part of the Bureau, but I'm not any more, and I'm writing a book".

Comey's Twitter account does not bear his name.

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In May, US President Donald Trump fired Comey from his post as the head of the nation's top law enforcement agency - something he only found out about from the news, catching him "flat footed", as the Los Angeles Times put it. The firing ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel, which has dogged the Trump presidency for months.

The next day another photo was posted, this time showing a flock of pelicans against a blue sky, and referencing the Niebuhr's Serenity Prayer.

On Oct. 20, Comey posted a picture of what appeared to be him watching the sun peeking over the horizon in an Iowa cornfield.

Comey is married to Patrice Failor, who is an Iowa native. "Darth", a prominent and playful figure on the social media site, noted his presence in Iowa - wearing running shoes - and added a Nike swoosh and the words, "he's running". The meme quotes Burgundy interpreting his dog's barking to say that the dog went to the bathroom in the refrigerator and ate a wheel of cheese, "Actually, I'm not even mad". That's fantastic! - alongside a link to the FBI's jobs website.