The New York Federal Police on Wednesday searched the apartment of Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, and Seized electronic equipmentLocal media reported, including his mobile phone.
According to the New York Times, the issuance of the search warrant was related to a public investigation conducted by the Federal Court of Manhattan. Giuliani’s business in Ukraine.
In February last year, the newspaper revealed that senior officials of the US Department of Justice during the Donald Trump administration repeatedly tried to prevent federal prosecutors in Manhattan from investigating the case. The relationship between the presidential lawyer and Ukrainian personality.
The newspaper at the time stated that these officials prevented a crucial step in the Giuliani investigation by delaying the search warrant for his electronic files.
Rudolph Giuliani has been a central figure in the two political trials against the former president. He first worked on behalf of the former president of Ukraine and then led Campaign to overthrow the election results At a rally held shortly before Trump supporters violently attacked the Capitol.
Federal authorities have long been investigating whether Giuliani illegally lobbied the Trump administration in 2019 Good for Ukrainian officials and businessmen They were allegedly helping lawyers find the dirty clothes of Trump’s political opponents, including current President Joe Biden, who was one of the Democratic candidates who became the party’s presidential candidate at the time.
The premise of issuing a search warrant is that the investigators have persuaded the judge that they have good reason to believe Julianii engaged in illegal actions And a search can provide evidence of a suspected crime.