Rudy Giuliani’s home and office were raided by federal investigators on Wednesday as part of a probe intto his lobbying work - and his response was jaw dropping.
“What they did today was legal thuggery,” his lawyer said. “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.”
The warrant indicates that federal authorities were continuing to pursue their investigation into whether Giuliani, who was once New York City mayor, illegally lobbied the Trump administration for Ukrainian oligarchs and officials in 2019 before the 2020 election.
In October 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported that federal investigators have been looking into Giuliani’s Ukraine dealings for several years. New York prosecutors also reviewed the lawyer’s bank records as part of their investigation to his involvement with the nation.
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Giuliani is not the first person within Trump’s camp to be investigated in a raid. In 2018, the FBI searched Michael Cohen’s personal offices. Cohen was Trump’s former personal lawyer who pleaded guilty to campaign and finance crimes.