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Mitt Romney Appears to Confirm Name of Anonymous Twitter Account

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), a former presidential candidate, appeared to confirm the name of an anonymous Twitter account that had posted in the defense of the legislator in the past.

Romney told The Atlantic that he used a secret account on the social media platform to keep current on what was happening in politics. Most journalists and lawmakers are active on Twitter.

“What do they call me, a lurker?” Romney said before adding: “I wont give you the name of it,” referring to the account. He said he was following 668 people and named some of them, including comedian Conan OBrien.

A Twitter account with no profile picture that was following OBrien and contained some other indications that it was being used by Romney later seemed to be confirmed by the lawmaker, who told the magazine when asked: “Cest moi,” or, “Its me.”

The account was named “Pierre Delecto” and followed a number of Romney family members and others linked to the family, including Mark DeMoss, an adviser to Romneys 2012 presidential campaign.

The account was created in July 2011, one month before Romney announced he was running for president, and included 10 tweets, the first in Dec. 2015, when Romney tweeted at Fox News about candidate Donald Trump leading a Republican primary poll in New Hampshire. “Why isnt your NH poll up on your web site?” the account asked.

The other nine posts were from this year. Pierre Delecto tweeted at a Bloomberg reporter who named four GOP senators he said were “sticking up for” Sen. Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Mitt Romney speaks to the media after meeting with US President-elect Donald Trump at Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York on Nov. 29, 2016. (BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)
Sen. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters near the Senate Subway on Capitol Hill
Sen. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters near the Senate Subway on Capitol Hill
Sen. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters near the Senate Subway on Capitol Hill on Jan. 24, 2019. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

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