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:
Rudy, there is a term for what you're doing in this tweet, hows it go… Oh yeah, You're jumping the gun pal!
— Aten (@STRapten) July 13, 2018
Nah, Rudy. Lying and dissembling is your job. Just that you're not particularly good or clever at doing it.
— David Reiss M.D. (@DMRDynamics) July 13, 2018
Did Rudy read the indictment? A candidate asked GRU officer for info on opponent & someone close to the campaign was messaging with a GRU office. Those two examples were listed IN THE INDICTMENT!
— GOP_Enable_Trump (@GOPTakedown) July 13, 2018
Trump literally is on video at a rally asking Russia to release the emails. Come on people!!! are we that naive?
— Naomi (@naomigrace1214) July 13, 2018
No Americans involved? A congressional candidate received info on opponent. A person in contact with Trump campaign corresponds with GRU Guccifer? What do you mean?
— Ton F. van Dijk (@tonfvandijk) July 13, 2018
It literally says in the indictment that American Congressional Candidates were getting stolen documents from the Russians
— Daniel Kelly (@LOTHComic) July 13, 2018
Hey FYI you're not a Mayor any more you're just a cranky old man
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) July 13, 2018
.@RudyGiuliani Manafort and Gates are U.S. Nice try
— Bijan C. Bayne (@bijancbayne) July 13, 2018