Federal investigators have reportedly searched the apartment and office of former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to investigate his alleged illegal lobbying activities in Ukraine.
People familiar with the investigation said New York federal prosecutors have obtained search warrants to investigate whether Giuliani broke lobbying laws during his time working for Trump.
Guiliani was being investigated for anomalous dealings in Ukraine where he allegedly pressured two officials to investigate the Biden family.
According to two anonymous sources familiar with the investigation, federal investigators have seized electronic devices in Giuliani’s apartment on Madison Avenue and his office on Park Avenue at about 6 a.m.
Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert J. Costello, said the search was unnecessary because his client already expressed he will answer questions from prosecutors, except those regarding his private correspondence with Trump.
“What they did today was legal thuggery, 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,” said Costello.
The Manhattan US Attorney’s office and the Department of Justice have not yet made any statement regarding the search.
Since last year, New York federal prosecutors have been requesting a search warrant from the Department of Justice
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