America’s Former Mayor Rudy Guliani Frantic as Federal Probe Gains Momentum

America's Former Mayor Rudy Guliani Frantic as Federal Probe Gains Momentum

Collin Bullock

Following a sudden raid on his apartment and offices last month, Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been fighting the Federal Prosecutors that took his belongings. Mainly electronics were taken in the raids, including computers and cell phones, with personal data and messages between Giuliani and other parties. In a statement released on Giuliani`s website that mentions the Biden and Clinton families in most paragraphs, his lawyer Robert Costello said ¨Twice, Mr. Giuliani’s counsel offered to sit with the SDNY and demonstrate that Mr. Giuliani’s conduct was lawful. It is outrageous that the Trump Derangement Syndrome has gone so far that hatred has driven this unjustified and unethical attack on the United States Attorney and Mayor who did more to reduce crime than virtually any other in American history. Mr. Giuliani respects the law,  and he can demonstrate that his conduct as a lawyer and a citizen was absolutely legal and ethical.¨ 

Other subjects of the raid included Giuliani associate Victoria Toensing in connection with Giuliani, and communications between the former Mayor and his personal assistant Jo Ann Zafonte. Giuliani has been fighting with his lawyers to get his devices back, claiming that they have information that may break attorney/client confidentiality. Another aspect of the investigation Giuliani`s team is fighting is the Nov

 

ember 2019 warrant, greenlit by the Trump DOJ, for his iCloud account the defense recently learned of. The reason prosecutors hid the warrant from Giuliani was that they feared he may destroy evidence or intimidate witnesses. “In addition, in the original warrant for the iCloud account, there is a nondisclosure order based upon an allegation made to the issuing Court, that if Giuliani were informed of the existence of the warrant, he might destroy evidence or intimidate witnesses. Such an allegation, on its face, strains credulity,” his attorneys argued. They also claimed again that attorney/client privilege is being broken by this investigation. 

When asked directly on Fox News about the investigation into him, Rudy Giuliani said “Usually a person who has been a former assistant U.S. attorney, a U.S. attorney, a mayor, the associate attorney general, usually they receive a subpoena — not have their home raided,” Giuliani told Fox News. It’s clear that Giuliani will use his and his client`s public profiles as a part of their defense, but as investigations proceed, and the Trump Organization under investigation by the NY Attorney General for Criminal charges, it’s unclear how well the case will hold up. In light of the raids and warrants on their Client, the Giuliani legal team stays by their stance that “(The Prosecution) simply chose to treat a distinguished lawyer as if he was the head of a drug cartel or a terrorist, in order to create maximum prejudicial coverage of both Giuliani, and his most well-known client – the former President of the United States.” As former Trump officials claim Trump will flip on everyone from Giuliani to his own kids, and Giuliani losing options, the following weeks will prove tumultuous.