Breaking: NY FBI Agents tied to Federal grand jury raid Rudy Giuliani

“Here we go folks!” Cohen tweeted in response to the reported Giuliani raid

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Rudy Giuliani and Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.

Rudy Giuliani’s home, office searched by federal agents as part of lobbying probe

…via PressTV, Tehran, from ABC News

[ Editor’s Note – Updating as more comes in: As the old saying goes, “It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.” Added to that, hitting Mr. Mayor’s house, when he was, maybe still is, the attorney for disgraced President Trump is not something that judges get to issue warrants on very often.

That said, I would expect Rudy to have cleaned his house and office in anticipation of such an event. And if he did, and it is determined as such, that could add to his problems.

“In SDNY, under any administration, you do not get search warrants easily and you definitely do not get it easily when there’s potential attorney-client privilege involved, especially this high profile,” said Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah, who previously served as a federal prosecutor.

“It’s an extremely high burden required to show evidence of a crime in that location and that it’s not connected to legitimate legal work,” she added. “I would not be surprised if charges and an arrest followed.”

No one has mentioned in covering this story anything about whether Trump has his tummy in knots over hearing the news, because when it rains on Rudy that indicates that the storm is blowing Trump’s way, also.

Lisa Monaco, Biden new Deputy AG

And last, Rudy’s Ukraine operations, especially concerns of him passing information to the Russians, if proved, could potentially put him away for the rest of his life.

Lisa Monaco was confirmed by the Senate April 20th, (98-2), as the new Biden Deputy Attorney General, and she gave the final OK on the search warrant, which Robert Barr would not do under Trump. I suspect she went over the whole file very carefully before giving her OK to the NY DA’s office.

“Lisa Monaco may be the most qualified individual ever nominated to serve as deputy attorney general,” Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) said during Monaco’s March 9 confirmation hearing.

Less covered in the story currently is that the search warrants were issued by a Federal Grand jury, where we don’t know who the witnesses are. If one spoke to a media person about it they would be going to jail quicker that Rudy would.

One could reasonably suspect that the hapless, in over his head, Lev Parnass has been talking to the Feds to get his ticket punched out of the mess. But the most bizarre part of the story may be what Rudy’s son said, from Raw Story:

Journalist Josh Marshall paraphrased it, “If this can happen to the President’s lawyer for taking bribes and working with foreign spies to orchestrate an extortion plot using US military aid how can any of us be safe?”

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First published … April 28, 2021

Federal investigators carried out a search warrant at the home and office of Rudy Giuliani early Wednesday, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News — a sign of growing legal scrutiny targeting the former New York City mayor and personal attorney to President Donald Trump.

The warrant was in relation to an ongoing probe led by federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York regarding Giuliani’s alleged lobbying efforts abroad during the Trump presidency, which was a key focus of the first impeachment case against then-President Trump.

Giuliani was awoken by federal agents at 6 a.m. at his home on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, his attorney, Bob Costello, told ABC News. Giuliani’s electronic devices, including his cellphone, were confiscated by authorities.

At Giuliani’s office, agents seized devices including a computer belonging to longtime Giuliani assistant Jo Ann Zafonte, Costello said.

Costello also told ABC News that Zafonte was served with a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury next month.

“They’re trying to make Rudy Giuliani look (even more) like a criminal,” Costello said.

Sources tell ABC News that Giuliani’s electronic devices, including his cellphone, were confiscated by authorities.

A spokesperson and attorney for Giuliani did not respond to a request for comment from ABC News. Officials with the FBI and the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York also declined to comment.

Giuliani’s work on matters related to Ukraine and his business dealings with two Soviet-born associates has been the subject of an ongoing investigation by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, sources previously told ABC News.

The two businessmen, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were arrested and indicted in October 2019 as part of what the government said was a “foreign national donor scheme” that allegedly sought to funnel foreign money to American political candidates.

Parnas and Fruman, along with two others also arrested, allegedly funneled “$1-2 million” from a Russian donor into the US political system between June 2018 and April 2019, according to prosecutors. Both pleaded not guilty.

Parnas and Fruman reportedly assisted Giuliani in his efforts to dig up dirt on the then-Democratic rival of his main client, President Trump. That work eventually became an issue in Trump’s first impeachment.

ABC News reported in December that federal prosecutors in New York were considering pursuing Giuliani’s electronic communications as part of the probe, two sources familiar with the matter said at the time.

Source: ABC News

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16 COMMENTS

  1. One of the hardest things about living among the Trumpsters is watching them lionize Fruity Rudy. Seems like none of these arch conservatives remember Rudy in his tutu pirouetting down Broadway leading the gay parade, even the ones from NYC. This man burned down half of lower Manhattan, killing thousands and never even batted a false eyelash in remorse. He put away forever on Trumped up charges (pun intended) every Italian businessman in the city with a working penus, his own relatives so that his Russian Jewish mobster friends were free to take over NYC. Forget Trump he was never nothing but a Hollywood actor. Giuliani now there’s a guy who needs to be executed, and if he is it will be too little to late…

  2. The test of the democratic law is if it applies to everyone equally. The reactions from around the country, is all we need to know , to know that it definitely isn’t.
    This , is a step in the right direction, but I hope the DOJ is not thinking this a pacifier.
    One or two or three, is not enough to say, there, we fixed it.
    The people are pressed upon by brutal police for trivial things, and larger criminals of privilege are routinely thought of as ‘untouchable” while doing greater harms more frequently. This is one of the reasons behind all the protests.

  3. This is far too long in coming for this POS. I told a Trumpet long ago on another site that Trump’s machinations in Ukraine would come back to bite them in the ass. Of course, they said no way, he was getting at the root of a crime. I told them he was committing the very same crime Biden was accused of, but they disagreed. He was saving us from the evil democrats. I can’t wait to come across that commenter again and ask what now? For the life of me I cannot understand the Trumpet idea that a Mossadnik/conman/pedo would save the world.

  4. Ferdie
    Biden has been delivering all along unless you consider lying tweets as delivering. Beat covid, stabilized the markets, returning our freedoms and setting the wolves on the crooks. Biden is doing just fine.

    • For such a high profile target, the Fed people will want to have more than they need to get a conviction, as Rudy is part of a gang where they all know ‘whence one goes, many will follow to the jail house’. So he will have all the support in the world in his defense. Generally, they try to mine a solid conspiracy charge, as that is the low hanging fruit when you have a group involved, and the communications thread is what want to run down completely. So you try to catch folks away from the center, like a secretary lying, and then get them to flip. Actually you want multiple people on the inside to flip on the top ones. They are doing the same with Trump, who literally has been an ongoing criminal enterprise for a long time, and reveals the failure of our political system that lets anyone run for office with no background check. We currently have a stone age process, where a candidate can orchestate another fake candidate to bleed off black votes in the general election to win a close race, a conspiracy that is now totally legal.

    • Jim, I think on DC and Fed there’s not a lot that want to get a conviction for Trump team, maybe there is more like pretend they are doing everything needed for change for everything to remain the same 🙂

  5. Nice shot at Biden as always but non of the past presidents have ever mounted an insurrection either.

  6. Back when he was mayor, Rudy’s office was located in the financial district (Oh Yeah!). That same office had recently undergone renovations costing more than $1-million when he abruptly moved his location up to midtown two-months before 9/11. But that would be a different legal case, one that will receive no scrutiny until the Zy0s have succeeded in crushing goyim. By then, it won’t matter. Chechez le Jeuf!

    • Their religion is GREED. Parnas and pal did a fraud detection business scheme to raise money from investors and have a good time with it, while paying out $500K to Rudy during the scam. I don’t remember hearing anything from those who where scammed.

    • OK..they are all Jews. Now I am in trouble, not pg mind you but likely to get something nasty added to my wiki. Like i give a fuck. I’ve been in a ‘burn the fuckers down’ mode for about 35 years now.

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