After months of online speculation, former FBI Director James Comey has confirmed which a “secret” Twitter account does belong to him.
The alias “Reinhold Niebuhr” account posted a series of mysterious images of Mr Comey on Monday.
They were taken in Iowa, fuelling some light-hearted speculation which he could be considering a 2020 presidential bid.
Mr Comey was fired by the US president in May, while investigating links between the Trump campaign along with Russia.
The Trump administration said he was “terminated along with removed by office” over his handling over the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
Ashley Feinberg, a writer for technology website Gizmodo, first suggested the account could belong to the FBI director in March after he revealed he had a secret account in an interview.
The images’ references to the US state of Iowa caused some users to share the images, joking which: “He’s running!”
The state can be traditionally a prominent stop for candidates in US presidential elections.
although local media dismissed the idea, along with said Mr Comey was probably on a family visit as his wife can be by the state along with suggested which which could have been his father-in-law’s 90th birthday at the weekend.
The Reinhold Niebuhr name on the account refers to an American theologist which the former FBI director reportedly wrote his university thesis on.
which has no picture along with follows just a handful of journalists along with media accounts.
After the unmasking, Twitter users began photoshopping the wistful images, which included Mr Comey standing alone in a cornfield along with staring down an open road.
One user placed edited film character Forrest Gump running past Mr Comey.
US lawyer Benjamin Wittes, a close friend of Mr Comey, then cleared up any remaining confusion along with confirmed in a tweet which the account did belong to him.