Rudy Giuliani states that half of the records confiscated by the “unethical, corrupt” Justice Department in a raid on his Manhattan home and office on Thursday include his representation of former President Donald Trump.
”When I was a prosecutor, when we used to obey the Constitution, you would never do this,” Giuliani said Friday during an appearance on Newsmax TV’s ”Greg Kelly Reports.” “‘In 2019, they invaded my iCloud account and took every record out for nine months. Those were the nine months I represented Donald Trump.
“I’ve never heard of something blatantly violating the attorney-client privilege that way. Basically, what they did is they took all my documents from the iCloud, they admitted there was attorney-client privilege information there and they decided on their own what they would use and what they wouldn’t use.
“First of all, it meant they read all of it, including secret communications between a lawyer and client. Then they decided if they were privileged. If they did this to an ordinary citizen, they would be fired, disbarred and thrown in jail. I’m tired of Donald Trump having no rights in America. Apparently, the Bill of Rights doesn’t apply to Donald Trump.”
According to people familiar with the investigation, agents searched Giuliani’s Madison Avenue apartment and Park Avenue office. The warrants, which required approval from the Justice Department’s highest levels, indicate that investigators believe they have probable cause to believe Giuliani committed a federal crime — but they do not guarantee that charges will be filed.
A third search warrant was served on the phone of Victoria Toensing, a Washington lawyer who is a former federal prosecutor and close associate of Giuliani and Trump. Her law firm said in a statement that she has been told that she is not a subject of the investigation.
The exact extent of the investigation is unknown, but it is believed to include Giuliani’s activities in Ukraine, according to law enforcement officials.
Giuliani told Newsmax he ”didn’t do anything wrong.”
”I didn’t violate a single law. I was a U.S. Attorney; I was the third ranking official in the Justice Department. Gosh, almighty, I’m not perfect, but when it comes to the law, I am obsessive.”
He also said the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has turned its back on evidence of Joe Biden’s criminality.
”Every single thing we are finding out now, the Southern District could have found out five years ago when a lawyer named Bud Cummings came to them and brought them clear evidence than Biden was involved in bribery and in helping to illegally interfere in the 2016 election by getting false information from Ukraine.
“They were ignored, they were put aside. Basically, he was told it was more important to go after Michael Cohen. What’s going on there? Trump derangement syndrome. Look, I never thought it would happen. But it is Manhattan, it is a bunch of Ivy League graduates. They have disgraced that wonderful office by using it for political purposes now for five years. Mine is not the only horrible thing they’ve done.
“They’ve charged cases that aren’t illegal in order to get a plea, they’ve conducted raids that were disgraceful.”