Donald Trump and Joe Biden accused each other of “politicizing” the Justice Department the day after the Federal Reserve searched the home of Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s former personal attorney.
Rudy Giuliani told FOX NEWS that everything confiscated during the raid will prove that he did not violate federal law, when he helped Donald Trump search for confusing facts of his political opponent, Joe Biden in Ukraine in 2019.
Giuliani, 76, added, “The evidence denies the charges, and indicates that the president, I, and we are all innocent.”
He accused the Ministry of Justice of issuing an “illegal warrant” and “spying” on him by confiscating confidential information between the lawyer and his client, considering that a “flagrant violation of my constitutional rights,” and that it “a tactic that is only practiced under a dictatorship.”
For his part, the former Republican president, in an interview with Fox Business News, described the inspection of his former lawyer’s apartment as “absolutely unfair,” stressing that Giuliani is “the greatest mayor in New York history” and a “great patriot.”
Donald Trump said Giuliani “did nothing but love his country and search for his apartment. This is absolutely unfair, and reveals very double standards. We have never seen such a thing before .. I don’t know what they are looking for or what they are doing.”
In response to a question by NBC, Democratic President Joe Biden confirmed that he had not been informed of this process. “I pledged not to interfere in any way by issuing orders or trying to stop any investigation of the ministry,” he said.
“I learned about (the process) last night like all other people, and I had no idea that it was going on,” the US president said. Advertising
Biden believed that “the previous government politicized the Ministry of Justice terribly and many (employees) resigned because this is not their role, it is not the president’s role to determine who should be pursued and when he should be pursued.”
Speed up the investigation
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan raided Rudy Giuliani’s apartment and office in the area on Wednesday as part of an investigation into his activities in Ukraine. His lawyer and his son Andrew Giuliani condemned the operation, saying that it was politically motivated.
The FBI and prosecutors did not comment on this raid, which the police rarely resorted to against a lawyer who was also the mayor of New York and a federal attorney general.
In his first reaction to the search of his apartment, the former Manhattan federal prosecutor tweeted on Twitter a long statement about his lawyer, Robert Costello, who accused investigators of applying “corrupt double standards.”
Costello accused the Justice Department in particular of not actively investigating accusations by the Trump camp against the supposed interference of Joe Biden in favor of his son Hunter Biden.
Although they have not officially spoken about this case, federal prosecutors have been investigating Giuliani’s promotional activities in Ukraine for months, and they are especially scrutinizing the possibility that Trump’s former personal lawyer with the former president’s administration might intervene in 2019 in the name of Ukrainian officials and businessmen. The media.
So far, Giuliani has not been charged. But this inspection process appears to indicate that the investigation is accelerating with the man, who was one of the most vocal defenders of the hypothesis put forward by Trump and rejected by the courts about fraud in the 2020 presidential election in favor of Joe Biden.
In the fall of 2019, the man who was dubbed “Mayor of America” after the attacks of September 11, 2001, found himself at the center of the Ukrainian scandal that rocked Trump’s term.
Then it was revealed his efforts to persuade Kiev to provide information that could confuse Joe Biden, and contributed to pushing Trump to the brink of isolation.