James Comey has ditched his Twitter pseudonym for something more straightforward: @Comey.
The former head of the FBI went public on the social media platform on Monday, with, what else, a tweet.
"Here's my new handle," Comey wrote. "Glad to be part of the Twitterverse. Grateful to Reinhold for the cover these last few years."
The "Reinhold" he's talking about is Reinhold Niebuhr, a protestant theologian who Comey wrote about as the subject of his college thesis. Niebuhr was one of Comey's previous social media monikers.
Guessing Comey's identity online has become a parlor game of sorts. Earlier this year, then-Gizmodo writer Ashley Feinberg figured out the Niebuhr account actually belonged to Comey. After that, it was suspected that the handle @Formerbu was also controlled by Comey. That was confirmed last month after the account tweeted a photo of the former FBI director on a country road in Iowa.
Comey's timing is notable. He's promoting a new book, called "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership" due out in the spring.