In Iron Man 2, Justin Hammer introduces his Hammer drones at the Stark Expo, and then introduces Colonel James Rhodes as the man controlling them via the War Machine suit. When Iron Man shows up, the villain (and previous attacker)
Ivan Vanko, assumes remote control of the drones AND Rhodey's suit, attacking Iron Man and the crowd in general before destroying the expo.
From the perspective of the crowd and media, it appears that Rhodes is the one attacking, and presumably controlling the drones as well. When the real villain appears, there is no one around except for Iron Man & Rhodey, and the explosive finale would leave little evidence of the villain's true identity or appearance.
Did Rhodey get in trouble for this, or at least have to appear at a military tribunal, to explain himself? If not, how would either of them explain the villain, whom was believed to be dead?