Fired FBI Director Comey spotted in Iowa: It's for family, not politics

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Former FBI director James Comey has posted a series of tweets since last Thursday, including a pair of photos placing him in Iowa.

For months there had been speculation that Comey had been tweeting under the name of "Reinhold Niebuhr". 'On the road home.

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. The White House and particularly Donald Trump has offered conflicting reasons as to why James B. Comey was ousted as the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

The alias "Reinhold Niebuhr" account posted a series of mysterious images of Mr Comey on Monday.

Some posters on Twitter were speculating he was running for US president because photos were taken in Iowa.

But if Comey was hoping for a weekend escape from scandals involving an unjust firing - his May 9 firing is one the central issues in Independent Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation of the Trump Administration - Iowa may not have been the best choice.

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According to the Gizmodo article, written by Ashley Feinberg, Comey let slip at an Intelligence and National Security Alliance leadership meeting that he had both secret Twitter and Instagram accounts. However, he uses the handle @FormerBu today.

He said the social media accounts were not public because he did not 'want anybody looking at my photos'. That's fantastic, ' Comey posted that day, along with a picture of Will Farrell's character from the movie 'Anchorman'.

A friend of Comey's confirmed on Twitter that the posts were indeed from the real Comey.

'Actually I'm not even mad.

It has no picture and follows just a handful of journalists and media accounts.