What Happened to John Podesta’s White House Twitter Account?

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Did aliens abduct John Podesta’s White House Twitter account? You might think that if you visit his White House Twitter handle: @podesta44.

The former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton launched his White House Twitter account after joining the Obama administration early last year. Podesta left the administration in Feburary to lead Hillary Clinton’s upcoming campaign for president.

Since he left the White House, it appears that @podesta44 has morphed into the identity of his successor – @Deese44 – the handle for White House senior advisor, Brian Deese.

That puts Deese in the unfortunate situation of owning personal tweets from Podesta’s time in the White House, especially this widely publicized tweet about UFO’s: