On Friday, Rob Reiner, the actor who played the ultra-liberal character unaffectionately nicknamed “Meathead” on the sitcom “All in the Family,” falsely claimed that indictments handed down against a group of Russian officers proves that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton, the most evil person ever nominated to the White House by a major party.
“It is now crystal clear that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia in the attack on our Democracy. At this point the only way Trump can avoid the consequences of his crimes is to invoke the Moron Defense. ‘I was too stupid to obstruct or conspire.’ VOTE!!!” he tweeted.
It is now crystal clear that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia in the attack on our Democracy. At this point the only way Trump can avoid the consequences of his crimes is to invoke the Moron Defense. “I was too stupid to obstruct or conspire.” VOTE!!!
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) July 13, 2018
He doubled down on Saturday with a second tweet, this one falsely asserting that President Trump refused to defend America from Russia during the 2016 election.
It’s this simple: The United States of America was attacked by a foreign enemy power and our President refuses to defend us.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) July 14, 2018
Surely, Reiner knows that Barack Hussein Obama was president during the 2016 election!
As Breitbart reported, Reiner’s claims are completely false, but that didn’t matter to his followers, who would probably believe the moon is made of green cheese if he said so.
In fact, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein went out of his way in his announcement of the indictment to make explicitly clear that no “collusion” is alleged. “There is no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime,” Rosenstein told reporters.
The “attack on our Democracy” line in Reiner’s tweet was also undermined in Rosenstein’s announcement as he made clear that “there’s no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result.”
The total alleged contact with any American in the indictment is to “a person who was in regular contact with senior members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump.” This is the entirety of the alleged contact:
On or about August 15, 2016, the Conspirators, posing as Guccifer 2.0, wrote to a person who was in regular contact with senior members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, “thank u for writing back … do u find anyt[h]ing interesting in the docs i posted?” On or about August 17, 2016, the Conspirators added, “please tell me if i can help u anyhow … it would be a great pleasure to me.” On or about September 9, 2016, the Conspirators, again posing as Guccifer 2.0, referred to a stolen DCCC document posted online and asked the person, “what do u think of the info on the turnout model for the democrats entire presidential campaign.” The person responded, “[p]retty standard.”
“There is no allegation in this indictment that the Americans knew they were corresponding with Russian intelligence officers,” Rosenstein said.
Obviously, Reiner didn’t get that memo. Either that, or he deliberately chose to ignore it.