They Came For Rudy

“Federal agents raided Rudy Giuliani’s Manhattan home and office Wednesday, seizing computers and cellphones in a major escalation of the Justice Department’s investigation into the business dealings of former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer.

Giuliani, the 76-year-old former New York City mayor once celebrated for his leadership after 9/11, has been under federal scrutiny for several years over his ties to Ukraine. The dual searches sent the strongest signal yet that he could eventually face federal charges.

Agents searched Giuliani’s Madison Avenue apartment and Park Avenue office, people familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press. The warrants, which required approval from the top levels of the Justice Department, signify that prosecutors believe they have probable cause that Giuliani committed a federal crime — though they do not guarantee that charges will materialize.

A third search warrant was served on a phone belonging to Washington lawyer Victoria Toensing, a former federal prosecutor and close ally of Giuliani and Trump. Her law firm issued a statement saying she was informed that she is not a target of the investigation.”

Wednesday’s raids came months after Trump left office and lost his ability to pardon allies for federal crimes. The former president himself no longer enjoys the legal protections the Oval Office once provided him — though there is no indication Trump is eyed in this probe.

Trump’s spokesman did not immediately respond to questions about Wednesday’s events.

Many people in Trump’s orbit have been ensnared in previous federal investigations, including special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election interference. Some, like former Gen. Michael Flynn, Roger Stone and Paul Manafort, were pardoned. While there were discussions about a pre-emptive pardon for Giuliani, it did not materialize.

Trump, his aides and many prominent backers were silent on the action Wednesday, with no widespread denunciations or “witchhunt” claims. Trump, who remains barred from Twitter, issued a statement on an Arizona election recount, but steered clear of defending his longtime lawyer, whose loyalty he had long professed to admire.

Giuliani was central to the then-president’s efforts to dig up dirt against Democratic rival Joe Biden and to press Ukraine for an investigation into Biden and his son, Hunter — who himself now faces a criminal tax probe by the Justice Department.

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation/ap-source-feds-execute-warrant-at-rudy-giulianis-nyc-home/

Internet roars with laughter after feds seize Rudy Giuliani’s phones: ‘Guess he won’t be butt-dialing anymore’

Federal investigators seized Rudy Giuliani’s electronics during a raid of his Manhattan apartment, and social media users went wild.

Donald Trump’s personal attorney is under investigation for his dealings in Ukraine that helped get the former president impeached a first time, and investigators finally got the search warrant they had long sought but had been blocked from obtaining by senior political appointees in his client’s Justice Department.

Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty for crimes he committed while serving as the former president’s attorney, joined in the fun, along with Giuliani’s former henchman Lev Parnas — whose arrest helped lead to the investigation.

‘Things the feds recovered from Rudy Giuliani’s apartment: 

– file marked “CRIMES, 2016 to present” 

– receipt from Philadelphia porn shop located next to Four Seasons Total Landscaping 

– 55-gallon drum of hair dye from Ukraine 

– 37 burner phones, all damaged from being sat upon’

https://www.rawstory.com/rudy-giuliani-twitter-2652810933/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

May the Fourth

Be with you

Invisibly Me

Live A Visible Life Whatever Your Health

Iridium Eye Reviews

Reviewing the best movies and series you've never heard of.

Dany Rambles

ram·ble ˈrambəl - verb - walk for pleasure, typically without a definite route

Stories I've Never Told...

(...and some I have)

@Cinefille

I've got my head. I've lost my leopard.

Scrapper@heart

Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative making cards!

Living With ADHD

Living With ADHD

Texture of Parlance

Let your mind roam free in the luminous forest of the educators' writings

Leaf & Twig

Where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry.

Writergurlny

A Ginger's Point Of View

CripStory

Maria R. Palacios

Grit Flow

courage, resolution, strength of character

Girl with a loud pen

Musings and journaling on all things (intersectional) feminism & mental health

Sustain

Climate Change, Coronavirus and Sustainability

My Moonlit Path.....

The Story of My Everyday Life.....

Blind Injustice

Injustices we may not be aware of

She Went Left

What's the best that can happen?

Thinker Boy: Blog & Art

by Troy Headrick

Object Relations

"A Word of Substance"

inject poetry

poetry, short story, novel, MLT, medical lab technology, self help, mind management

DiosRaw

LOVE IS THE ANSWER

RaduH's Blog

Life with kids and tech. Everybody likes a good story.

Pointless Overthinking

Understanding ourselves and the world we live in.

Frank Solanki

If you want to be a hero well just follow me

breast torture

Everything on breast torture that you can('t) imagine

A.L. Ryan

Journal entries, musings, rants, erotica

BookmarkedOne

Books, Writing, Violins, and Voice Acting

My Short Stories

Sundaram Chauhan

Learnography

School 2020 of knowledge transfer for future workforce

Wanderlust. Poet. Adventurer.

Your right and left brain can work together sometimes. Art, writing & the outdoors are what I love!

Dailyalshtgs

20 yrs old 🇵🇭 MNL a woman that no one can understand

Family, Career, Travel

Prioritize your life

Thoughts By Sally Baker

A topnotch WordPress.com site

Archon's Den

The Rants & Rambles of A Grumpy Old Dude

Katie b's pantry

baking, cooking and preserving

New Lune

A blog full of tips, inspiration and freebies!

Nikki Cameron

#blondie #debbieharry #blog #lyndalaplante #books #reading #painting #art #life #vlog #vloging #music #nikkicameron #music #films #movies #plays

Zoewiezoe

Where a little insanity goes a long way

The Life Fiesta Magazine

Finest Lifestyle Inspirations & Shopping from around the World

Hidemi’s Rambling by Hidemi Woods

Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan.

It's all about Inspiration

Inspiration is our vision as it is the key to success. We assist in Life Improvement, Motivation, Personal Development, SEO, Marketing Tips and Blogging

LITTLE CHEF’S APRON

13 but looking for ways to share my cooking, baking and writing experiences with you!

HappyGasHappyJuice

Ideas and Stories to read with a mug of coffee

%d bloggers like this: