Former FBI Director James Comey shed his fake persona, which was the worst kept secret on Twitter, and it had many people excited to start harassing him.
“Here’s my new handle. Glad to be part of the Twitterverse. Grateful to Reinhold for the cover these last few years,” he tweeted in his first official tweet.
Here’s my new handle. Glad to be part of the Twitterverse. Grateful to Reinhold for the cover these last few years.
— James Comey (@Comey) November 6, 2017
The Reinhold reference was an homage to the pseudonym he secretly used to tweet in the past, Reinhold Niebuhr.
It appears he came out of the Twitter shadows to promote his new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” due out this spring. He used its cover for his header photo.
“Formerly @FormerBu, past FBI Director, current husband and father, writing and speaking about ethical leadership, taller and funnier in person,” his bio read.
In the first two hours after the tweet it amassed 36,000 likes and more than 8,000 retweets.
It also had thousands of comments from people who couldn’t wait to give the former FBI director a piece of their mind.
Welcome to Twitter.
Why didn’t you subpoena the DNC for their servers? https://t.co/J0IMaGPQix
— Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) November 6, 2017
Expert on “ethical leadership”? why did u pre-write letter exonerating Hillary Clinton prior to FBI investigation?https://t.co/MvnnvTX5WA
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) November 6, 2017
What other aliases did you use while you were FBI director? https://t.co/LpIOMtzCDv
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) November 6, 2017
— ⛄♞Knighticus♞? (@LordKnighticus) November 6, 2017
You should be in prison, not promoting a morning talk show book that will be forgotten in 2 weeks. Deep State Clinton Coverup Comey. ? https://t.co/oLe01TwOi2
— David G Seaman (@SeamanReal) November 6, 2017
James my man. Remember when you got Donald Trump elected https://t.co/ihPtXo9rrr
— pizza hut shoes (@grapevine_twine) November 6, 2017
I hope that you know, you are now an honorary
member of #TheResistance
Welcome! Emoji Emoji Emoji pic.twitter.com/bndOEUHgxR
— ladyhawker (@ladyhawkerfinds) November 6, 2017
Welcome, Sir to #TheResistance of which you are now an honorary member!
— captain bat ?? (@batfan4859) November 6, 2017
— DoubleDownDon (@DoubleDownDon) November 6, 2017
— 1stRepublic14thStar (@1Republic14Star) November 6, 2017
Let’s not forget he mishandled @HillaryClinton emails, playing a role in costing her the election. Let’s not glorify him needlessly.
— Zeleika (@VarshaDamle) November 6, 2017
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