Journalist says she's found Twitter account of FBI director

Journalist says she's found Twitter account of FBI director

March 31st, 2017 by Associated Press in National Political

FILE - This March 29, 2017, file photo shows FBI Director James Comey as he pauses while speaking at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Leadership Dinner in Alexandria, Va. A reporter for the website Gizmodo says she's uncovered a stealth Twitter account that she believes belongs to FBI Director James Comey. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File )

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A reporter for the website Gizmodo says she's uncovered a stealth Twitter account that she believes belongs to FBI Director James Comey.

Comey acknowledged in a speech Wednesday that he was "on Twitter now," though he did not reveal his account information.

In a first-person account posted Thursday, Gizmodo journalist Ashley Feinberg said she used several clues to trace Comey's Twitter presence to a user name of Reinhold Niebuhr with handle "@projectexile7."

Comey's senior thesis was about Niebuhr, a theologian.

An FBI spokesman declined to comment.

Hours after the Gizmodo story, a tweet appeared on @projectexile7 with an image of Will Ferrell in "Anchorman" and a quote from the movie: "Actually I'm Not Even Mad. That's Amazing." The tweet also included a link to the FBI job application site.