Russian Embassy Trolls U.S. Collusion Investigation With 'Strange' Helicopter Tweet

The social media team at the Russian Embassy appeared to have fun trolling its host country on Tuesday, teasing the United States for the far-reaching investigation into possible collusion between Preident Donald Trump's campaign and the Kremlin during the 2016 election. 

 "What was American helicopter searching for at the Russian Embassy's premises yesterday night? 'Strange' malfunction of navigation equipment in the center of the US capital (sic)? Or another desperate attempt to find traces of #RussianMeddling." 

The snarky caption accompanied two pictures that, when placed side by side, suggest that a helicopter—or flying saucer—is circling overhead the Russian Embassy. To add insult to injury, the tweet included an emoji of a flying saucer and tagged the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Russia.

Earlier Tuesday, the account celebrated the findings of a Republican congressional panel, which announced that it had found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. (Of course, the draft report is at odds with the findings of Democrats in Congress.)

And on Sunday, the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom got in on the action, too. It tweeted out its own conspiracy theory, this time featuring British icon James Bond. 

The Russian Embassy did not immediately return Newsweek's request for comment. 

Mueller's investigation, which kicked off in earnest in May 2017, has brought more 20 indictments so far, including Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and 13 russian nationals who allegedly led a propaganda effort to swing the election. 

The president, meanwhile, has steadfastly denied that any collusion occurred. In an all-caps tweet on Tuesday, he reiterated that claim.