Joseph described himself as a "keen observer of the foreign policy and national security scene" who "unapologetically says what everyone else only thinks." @NatSecWonk was popular and Joseph speculated anonymously about the political motives and career moves of administration officials he worked with. Named and shamed were Ben Rhodes, President Barack Obama's spokesman on national security issues. This month, Joseph tweeted that Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, "had few policy goals and no wins" in the Middle East.
Joseph was a fierce backer of Republican Representative Darrell Issa, who blamed Clinton for administration actions after last year's attack on the US diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
"Look, Issa is an ass, but he's on to something here with the @HillaryClinton whitewash of accountability for Benghazi," he tweeted.
Joseph admitted that what started out as an intended parody account of DC culture developed over time into a series of inappropriate and mean comments.