James Comey confirms Twitter account that was anonymous

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Former FBI Director James Comey, who's maintained a relatively low profile following his dismissal by President Donald Trump in May, appeared in a curious photo that surfaced on a Twitter account to which he is allegedly tied.

"Goodbye Iowa. On the road home".

The post shows Comey standing in the middle of a country road, "Gotta get back to writing. Will try to tweet in useful ways", tweeted Comey, who has a book deal with Flatiron Books.

Comey has a book due out next spring.

Comey's Twitter account does not bear his name.

Trump has offered shifting reasons for why he fired Comey, including over the FBI's continuing investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, and its handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. The former director, fired by President Trump back in May, has been at the center of politics for over a year now, spanning back to before the 2016 Presidential election.

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On Sunday, Comey posted a picture of a bird formation in a blue sky.

Comey, who was sacked by the president in May, also posed for a photo along a rural, farm road with a neatly groomed field and shining stainless steel grain bins as his backdrop, as countless White House aspirants have done before him. That same day, Comey's close friend, Benjamin Wittes, laid to rest any remaining speculation by confirming that the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief was the account owner.

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. "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".

Comey has tweeted six times since March 30, when he posted a link to the FBI's job website with a meme of Will Ferrell's character, Ron Burgundy, in the movie "Anchorman".

Comey has more than 40,000 followers, a number that grew throughout the day Monday.