Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, faced mockery on Thursday after a photograph suggested that evidence connected to a smear of Hunter Biden originated in Russia.
On Thursday morning, Fox News correspondent Mike Emanuel claimed that the network had confirmed that Hunter Biden was the author of a text message in which someone complains about a business deal.
Hunter Biden text exchange from June 2017 obtained by #FoxNews ranting to his business partners about not wanting t… https://t.co/2A8IFAk8Vx— Mike Emanuel 🇺🇸 (@Mike Emanuel 🇺🇸)1603376336.0
Emanuel's tweet included a photograph of the text message, which was taken from a phone that appeared to be connected to the Russian MTS cellphone network.
"Interesting to see this alleged incoming text on a phone connected to Russia’s @ru_mts mobile network," BuzzFeed correspondent Christopher Miller noted in response.
Interesting to see this alleged incoming text on a phone connected to Russia’s @ru_mts mobile network. https://t.co/FKFtTJUul5— Christopher Miller (@Christopher Miller)1603402271.0
In recent days, Giuliani has pushed corruption allegations about Biden and his father Joe Biden. The allegations have been published by the New York Post and other conservative outlets.
Researcher Aric Toler of Bellingcat suggested that Giuliani had given the image to Fox News.
"Rudy is so bad at this that he released a Blackberry screenshot of a Russian iphone (note the MTS network) that supposedly came from a Delaware computer repair shop," Toler wrote on Twitter. "(Of course this isn't actually from the Delaware computer shop, but I still figure Rudy's behind it and this screenshot is the only one I've seen from the "business partner" that has the MTS /iphone interface)."
Rudy is so bad at this that he released a Blackberry screenshot of a Russian iphone (note the MTS network) that sup… https://t.co/izJyl7HEOc— Aric Toler (@Aric Toler)1603403469.0
Read some of the other responses from Twitter below.
@MikeEmanuelFox So Giuliani got this picture with a Russian MTS from a tablet supposedly abandoned at a Delaware co… https://t.co/czQdDEIyu4— freshhelldaily 🇺🇸🇨🇦🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪 (@freshhelldaily 🇺🇸🇨🇦🇬🇧🇫🇷🇩🇪)1603404809.0
Haha! @RudyGiuliani At least remove the MTS RUS network next time. 😂 https://t.co/nbSLOPV24h— Alex (@Alex)1603404974.0
So ... we can all agree that this came from Russia? Note the cell carrier in top right on phone.... Giuliani and Co… https://t.co/0yIhDpnX7E— ₭Ɇ₦ | Ambassador for ɐɟıʇu∀ (@₭Ɇ₦ | Ambassador for ɐɟıʇu∀)1603407523.0
Lol, the Tony Bobulinksi "leaks" by corrupt Giuliani, his Russian agent Derkach, and indicted criminal Steve Bannon… https://t.co/U64HGOkPcz— Dr Evans (@Dr Evans)1603410595.0
Thanks for the proof @RudyGiuliani MTS? Idiot. @MalcolmNance https://t.co/Hi7QGtaLns— Maureen Henderson (@Maureen Henderson)1603411544.0