The New York Times were the first to report that the FBI obtained a search warrant to search Rudy Giuliani’s home, seizing his electronics, including phones, laptops, and other electronic devices.
Giuliani’s lawyer corroborated this, saying that the FBI had arrived at his home and stayed for two hours.
“What they did today was legal thuggery,” Costello told the WSJ. “Why would you do this to anyone, let alone someone who was the associate attorney general, United States attorney, the mayor of New York City, and the personal lawyer to the 45th president of the United States.”
Rudy Giuliani’s son, Andrew, said of the event, “American’s should be disturbed by what happened here today. It has to stop… The only piece of evidence that they did not take up there today was the only piece of incriminating evidence that is in there— and it does not belong to my father, it belongs to the current president’s son.”
BREAKING: Andrew Giuliani speaks to press on raid against Rudy Giuliani in New York, NY on April 28, 2021 pic.twitter.com/s2EkitOtS0
— Kyle Mazza (@KyleMazzaWUNF) April 28, 2021
He concluded by saying: “To all American’s out there, our Justice Department should be independent of politics. If this can happen to the President’s lawyer, this can happen to any one of us.”
Back in November 2019, the WSJ reported on the subpoenas issued to those with ties to President Trump, including Giuliani, indicating “a broad federal investigation into possible money laundering, obstruction of justice, and campaign-finance violations and show that prosecutors are probing Mr. Giuliani’s consulting businesses and other sources of income, according to people familiar with the matter.”
WSJ also reported that, according to Giuliani’s lawyer, Mr. Costello, the search warrants for both Giuliani and Ms. Toensing, who worked with Giuliani to push for Ukrainian investigations into Biden, “described the investigation as a probe into a possible violation of foreign-lobbying rules.”
These events would coincide with the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, first reported by the NY Post. After the laptop was dropped off at a repair shop in April 2019 and never picked up, the shop owner alerted the Feds. He was then issued a subpoena, demanding that he bring along the laptop and hard drive.
Before turning over the laptop in December 2019, the shop owner made a copy of the hard drive and later sent it to Rudy Giuliani.
On Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson brought up that the DOJ says they’re investigating Giuliani for violating FERA, the Foreign Agents Registration Act, for representing foreign Ukrainian nationals for pay.
Mr. Giuliani, however, says he has never lobbied for foreign nationals and the electronics they took was “exculpatory.” In other words, they prove him and the former president innocent, while pointing to the Biden crime family. “It’s projection,” Giuliani said. “They’re committing the crimes.”
Giuliani also says that he asked the agents who searched his home whether or not they wanted Hunter Biden’s hard drives. They declined three times.