Romney confirms he's behind anonymous 'Pierre Delecto' Twitter account

Monday - 21/10/2019 10:55
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks during a roundtable discussion on Oct. 10, 2019, in Salt Lake City.Rick Bowmer / AP file
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks during a roundtable discussion on Oct. 10, 2019, in Salt Lake City.Rick Bowmer / AP file
Through the account, now private, Romney defended himself and liked tweets critical of President Donald Trump.

By Allan Smith

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, confirmed late Sunday that he is behind an anonymous Twitter account under the pseudonym "Pierre Delecto" that he's used to be a "lurker" on social media for most of the past decade.

The account was first revealed by Slate's Ashley Feinberg, who was also responsible in 2017 for revealing former FBI Director James Comey's anonymous account.

The trail leading to Romney's secret account began earlier Sunday when The Atlantic published a profile of Romney at a time when he is one of a few prominent Republicans to be critical of President Donald Trump's actions on Ukraine that led House Democrats to open an impeachment inquiry.

Romney was asked about one Trump tweet in particular where the president attached the hashtag "IMPEACHMITTROMNEY," to which the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said, "That's kind of what he does," and explained that he uses a secret Twitter account to follow politics.

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