FBI Director’s secret Twitter account may have been found

James Comey confirmed he had both a Twitter and Instagram account

FBI Director’s secret Twitter account may have been found

FBI Director James Comey. Picture by: Susan Walsh/AP/Press Association Images

Director of the FBI, James Comey, revealed he has both a Twitter and Instagram account for his family and friends during a dinner speech at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. A journalist named Ashley Feinberg now believes she has found Comey's Twitter account. 

Comey mentioned his personal Twitter account whilst telling an anecdote about his daughter during the week.

“One of my daughters shared with me a tweet … actually I’m on Twitter now, I have to be on Twitter,” he told the audience.

Gizmodo journalist Ashley Feinberg said it took just “four hours of sleuthing” to find two accounts she believes belong to the FBI's Director. 

In her article, Feinberg detailed the process that led her to believe Comey's account is @projectexile7.  

"After some trial and error, I found that his 22-year-old son, Brien Comey, seemed to have the largest online presence as a basketball star at Kenyon College. Go Lords."

The ProjectExile7 account follows 27 others. The majority of those followed by the account are news outlets, reports and official government accounts. President Donald Trump is also on the list. 

Neither Comey nor the FBI has commented on Feinberg's findings.