Romney says he's behind secret 'Pierre Delecto' Twitter account

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As with Romney, the lawman mentioned the private account in an interview, and Feinberg said she tracked it down using what she knew about him.

"WTH is a Pierre Delecto & why is everyone going insane about it?" another wanted to know.

Notably, Romney does not follow President Trump because, like one of Romney's oversharing nieces, Trump posts "so much". By early Monday, the unusual pseudonym was a trending moment on Twitter and had been mentioned in more than 47,000 tweets. But the Pierre Delecto account doesn't include the president among the hundreds of other politicians, journalists and family members it follows, according to Slate, which initially identified the account as likely Romney's. "They don't have Mitt Romney in their midst - they don't have people like that". It was the second time in as many days that Mr. Trump - coming to terms with the fact that he will most likely be impeached by the Democrat-led House within weeks and face a Senate trial immediately after - has complained about a lack of support from Republicans as he faces the greatest threat yet to his presidency. Mitt Romney positioning him as the GOP iconoclast poised to challenge President Donald Trump's unmitigated recklessness and possibly vote for his impeachment was published by The Atlantic on Sunday, October 20.

"That's kind of what he does", Romney said with a shrug, and then got up to retrieve an iPad from his desk. He uses it to anonymously stay in touch with the conversation around politics. "I won't give you the name of it", he said, but "I'm following 668 people".

The campily incognito flavor of the Twitter handle falls somewhere in the middle of nicknames past political figures have chosen for online exploits of radically various intent.

The account's second tweet pointed out a Bloomberg reported had forgotten to include Mitt in a list of senators sticking up for North Carolina Senator Richard Burr.

One account, @qaws9876, named Pierre Delecto, caught her attention.




Among Romney's secret likes included a post mocking Sen. The account was created in 2011, shortly after Romney announced his intention to run for president.

Those were apparently enough clues for Feinberg. Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska, said last week that a president should never "hold up foreign aid that we had previously appropriated for a political initiative".

Another clue was Delecto's Twitter activity.

Delecto also liked more than 250 tweets, almost 60 of which came from Romney's official accounts, according to Feinberg's count. The pair traded barbs during the 2016 presidential race and Romney has described Trump as a racist, "fraud" and "phony".

But perhaps even more telling were Delecto's sparse tweets, several of which defended Romney.

"Only Republican to hit Trump on Meuller [sic] report, only one to hit Trump on character time and again, so Soledad, you think he's the one without moral compass?"

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