The mysterious Twitter handle ‘Reinhold Niebuhr’ has long been suspected to be the alter ego of former FBI Director James Comey. Ever since the account tweeted an Anchorman meme at about the time Comey was controversially fired by President Trump, speculation has swirled that the account belonged to Comey.
The President sacked Comey in an attempt to squash his investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, something he bragged about to Russian officials the following day. Instead, the firing spurred the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller in the days, who’s been conducting a determined investigation ever since.
Comey confirmed his ownership of the Niebuhr account earlier this month when he tweeted a photo of himself in Iowa. He’s at it again today, posting a quote of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s with a photo of a statue of the legendary civil rights activist from his monument on the Mall in Washington, D.C.
“We are in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly,” Comey’s tweet reads.
We are in an “inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” pic.twitter.com/JdwbauIjoQ
— Reinhold Niebuhr (@FormerBu) October 29, 2017
As with everything Comey says, does, and writes these days, everyone is reading between the lines for any coded references to current events. With the first indictment in Robert Mueller’s investigation expected Monday, many are interpreting the weekend message as a warning to the President, his administration, his allies in the media, and anyone else who’s entangled in his web of Russia-related ties.
If one person goes down, this interpretation suggests, then everyone goes down. Stay tuned.