Rudy Giuliani shredded for his ‘I’m innocent because the footnotes are too long’ defense
Rudy Giuliani appears on Fox News (screen grab)

Rudy Giuliani offered an unusual defense of his dealings in Ukraine -- and other social media users heaped ridicule on him.

President Donald Trump's personal attorney has insisted he was sent by the State Department to meet with Ukrainian officials — including Artem Sytnyk, head of the National Anticorruption Bureau, Serhiy Leshchenko, a member of the parliament — and Giuliani called attention to a footnote that mentions those efforts.

Trump and Giuliani, according to the whistleblower complaint, became interested in allegations, which were later walked back, made by Ukraine's former prosecutor general Yuriy Lutsenko about Joe Biden and his son.

Giuliani tweeted out an image from the complaint showing a lengthy footnote detailing his efforts to assist in a probe in Ukraine about the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation that had been initiated by Attorney General William Barr.

Other Twitter users wondered why Giuliani had called attention to those allegations against him and Trump administration officials.