Comey marks April Fools’ Day by announcing apparent 2020 run

Stefani Reynolds

Former FBI Director James Comey 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.

{mosads}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 Mueller’s investigation.

Comey has found himself in the news frequently the past two years for his many high-profile battles with President Trump. 

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

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