Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeySteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Judge will not dismiss McCabe's case against DOJ Democrats fear Russia interference could spoil bid to retake Senate MORE indicated he may run for office in 2020, in a cryptic tweet he released on April Fools' Day and that he later acknowledged was a joke.

In a picture posted to Twitter Monday afternoon that quickly went viral, Comey is seen straddling the yellow lines that divide the two lanes of a road.

His caption simply read “I’m in. We need someone in the middle. #2020.”


Shortly after posting the initial tweet, Comey followed it up with another post confirming it was indeed an April Fools' Day joke.

Comey has never run for or held elected office, but has urged Democrats to take back the White House in 2020.


Comey has a penchant for head-scratching social media posts, most recently posting a picture of himself standing amongst tall trees with the caption “so many questions” following the release of summary findings from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s investigation.

Comey has found himself in the news frequently the past two years for his many high-profile battles with President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau intends to wrap up count on Oct. 5 despite judge's order Top House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents New Yorkers report receiving ballots with wrong name, voter addresses MORE

Trump fired Comey in 2017 just days before Mueller began his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.