On Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued a lengthy indictment charging Russian military officials with interfering in the 2016 election to aid the campaign of Donald Trump.
Naturally, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was quick to jump to the conclusion that the report absolved Donald Trump of any wrongdoing.
"The indictments Rod Rosenstein announced are good news for all Americans. The Russians are nailed. No Americans are involved," Giuliani posted to Twitter. "Time for Mueller to end this pursuit of the President and say President Trump is completely innocent."
The Internet was quick to point to the flaws in Giuliani's argument:
@MollyJongFast @RudyGiuliani @alexkotch Rudy, there is a term for what you're doing in this tweet, hows it go... Oh… https://t.co/DRpfw2ORzl— Aten (@Aten) 1531502753.0
@RudyGiuliani Nah, Rudy. Lying and dissembling is your job. Just that you're not particularly good or clever at doing it.— David Reiss, M.D. (@David Reiss, M.D.) 1531501348.0
@DMRDynamics @RudyGiuliani Did Rudy read the indictment? A candidate asked GRU officer for info on opponent & someo… https://t.co/1gMsR8FEZI— Trump Eviction 33 Days! (@Trump Eviction 33 Days!) 1531501565.0
@GOPTakedown @DMRDynamics @RudyGiuliani Trump literally is on video at a rally asking Russia to release the emails.… https://t.co/JASd5ewKHb— Naomi (@Naomi) 1531502180.0
@RudyGiuliani It literally says in the indictment that American Congressional Candidates were getting stolen documents from the Russians— Daniel Kelly 🐇 (@Daniel Kelly 🐇) 1531501145.0
@RudyGiuliani Hey FYI you're not a Mayor any more you're just a cranky old man— Tommy Vietor (@Tommy Vietor) 1531501643.0
@RudyGiuliani .@RudyGiuliani Manafort and Gates are U.S. Nice try— Bijan C. Bayne (@Bijan C. Bayne) 1531502742.0