Former President Donald Trump broke his silence on Rudy Giuliani getting raided by the feds by defending his former lawyer and America’s mayor. “You take the greatest mayor in the history of New York,” Trump said. “And they raid his apartment – it’s like so unfair and such a double standard.”
“Rudy is a patriot who loves this country and I don’t know what they’re looking for, what they’re doing – they say it had to do with filings of various papers, lobbying filings,” Trump said before turning to the elephant in the room – Hunter Biden.
“Did Hunter file?” Trump asked before changing the subject and confirming that he is strongly considering a run for president again in 2024.
The former New York City mayor has been under investigation over business dealings in Ukraine. Ukraine is a cesspool of corruption and while the feds have charged two of Rudy’s associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, that doesn’t mean Rudy did anything other than be close power.
For example, Dmytro Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch who allegedly is wrapped up in the investigation of Rudy in some fashion, just hired big-time Dem lobbyist and lawyer Lanny Davis for help with his legal troubles and got rid of his GOP leaning team because DC power changed hands.
Rudy authorized his lawyer, Robert J. Costello, to release the following statement regarding the events on April 28, 2021:
The Biden department of justice has completely ignored clear evidence (which the FBI has had for over a year) in texts and emails on Hunter Biden’s hard drive of failing to register numerous times as a foreign agent, child pornography, money laundering, and 30 years of the Biden Crime family taking millions and millions in bribes to sell his public offices.
Instead, the Justice Department decided it was a higher priority to serve (at dawn) search warrants for electronics at the home and law office of former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
The search warrants involve only one indication of an alleged incident of failure to register as a foreign agent. Mayor Giuliani has not only denied this allegation, but offered twice in the past two years through his attorney Bob Costello to demonstrate that it is entirely untrue. Twice the offer was rejected by the SDNY by stating that while they were willing to listen to anything Mr. Costello had to say, they would not tell Mr. Giuliani or Mr. Costello, the subject matter they wanted him to address.
This contrasts with multiple proven incidences of failure to file as a foreign agent contained on the Biden hard drive which the FBI and the Department of Justice has ignored. You have not seen the home of Hunter Biden raided by the FBI with search warrants. This behavior of the justice department, enabled by a compliant media, running roughshod over the constitutional rights of anyone involved in, or legally defending, former President Donald J. Trump is becoming the rule, rather than the exception.
It is also a clear example of a corrupt double standard. One for high-level democrats whose blatant crimes are ignored, such as Hilary Clinton, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, and Republicans who are prominent supporters and defenders of President Trump who, are subjected to false charges and procedures used in the past, if at all, in cases involving terrorists and organized criminals.
The electronics taken are, also, replete with the material covered by the attorney-client privilege and other constitutional privileges. The warrant served on Mr. Giuliani’s law office is another disturbing example of complete disregard for the attorney-client privilege protected by the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution.
Remember the newspaper reports that explained that twice before, the SDNY went to Main Justice to seek permission to obtain a search warrant for Mr. Giuliani’s electronic devices and twice before the request was rejected. What changed? A new Administration – a new Attorney General. Were they ever informed of Mr. Costello’s offer? Was the Judge who signed the search warrant ever informed of Mr. Costello’s offer? We think not.
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.
Of course, I’m sure you will not be surprised that the FBI left behind the only electronics that contain evidence of crimes, the Hunter Biden hard drives. Mayor Giuliani offered them on several occasions, but the agents steadfastly declined. Keep in mind that the agents could not read the physical hard drives without plugging them in, but they took Mr. Giuliani’s word that the hard drives were copies of Hunter Biden’s hard drive and did not contain anything pertaining to Mr. Giuliani. Think about what that tells you. Their reliance on Mr. Giuliani’s credibility tells you everything you need to know about this case.
From Foreign Lobby:
A Ukrainian oligarch who helped President Donald Trump‘s re-election campaign investigate Joe Biden‘s son Hunter Biden has re-hired Democratic political operative Lanny Davis for help with his legal troubles.
Dmytro Firtash hired Davis and his firm Davis Goldberg & Galper this month as he faces federal bribery charges in Chicago. A billionaire gas magnate linked to former Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Firtash is accused of laundering natural gas revenues and using the money to fund Yanukovych’s political party.
Davis’ firm is tasked with “attempting to correct the public record regarding false and misleading assertions in the media about Mr. Firtash by the prosecutors and others that may already have tainted the jury pool,” according to the contract filed with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The firm is also tasked with “attempting to prove that the indictment is invalid and should be dropped.”
The firm received an advance payment of $225,000 on April 12 for the first three months of work starting March 15 and is to be paid $150,000 for every three-month period starting in mid-June. Davis is registered on the account alongside Davis Goldberg & Galper partner Eleanor McManus.
Davis previously represented Firtash between 2014 and 2015 and again starting in November 2016 but was replaced in 2019 by Republican lawyers Joseph DiGenova and Victoria Toensing, associates of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. Firtash became a player in Trump’s first impeachment trial following revelations that he had offered dirt on Hunter Biden if charges against him were dropped.
Rudolph Giuliani has authorized Robert J. Costello to release the following statement regarding the events on April 28, 2021: https://t.co/pVRATfAh7y— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) April 29, 2021
BREAKING: A law enforcement official tells @AP that federal investigators have executed a search warrant at Rudy Giuliani’s Manhattan residence. Details of the reasons for the search were not immediately available. https://t.co/mY31IwvmhV— The Associated Press (@AP) April 28, 2021