Rudy Giuliani is speaking out after FBI agents raided his home and office looking for information regarding his dealings with Ukraine.
“Well, about six o’clock in the morning, there was a big bang, bang, bang on the door and outside were seven, seven, FBI agents with a warrant for electronics.”
Giuliani said the early morning search that involved seven FBI agents, was unnecessary because for the last two years he’s been offering federal prosecutors his electronic devices and the opportunity to “talk it over with them.”
“The reality is that, that warrant is completely illegal. The only way you can get a search warrant is if you can show that there’s some evidence that the person is going to destroy the evidence or is going to, or is going to run away with the evidence. Well, I’ve had it for two years and I haven’t destroyed it.”
“The search warrant is purportedly based on one single failure to file for representing a Ukrainian national or official that I never represented. I have never represented a Ukrainian national or official before the United States government.”
Giuliani’s lawyer has previously said proposed meetings between investigators and Giuliani’s legal team didn’t take place because prosecutors wouldn’t agree to a precondition that they first tell Giuliani what the investigation was about.
“They haven’t said anything to me. They won’t explain to me what they’re looking into for two years. We’ve called them five, six occasions, said tell us what you’re investigating. We’ll come in and address it. No, just come in and talk to us. Tell us about your whole life. Of course that’s ridiculous.”
“In the middle of the impeachment defense, they invaded without telling me my iCloud, they took documents that are privileged and then they unilaterally decided what they could read and not read. So the prosecutors, the Justice Department, spied on me.”
In addition Giuliani said he had offered to the agents three hard drives from president Biden’s son Hunter Biden, but the agents refused to take them.
“Hunter Biden’s hard drives fall within the scope of the subpoena. The subpoena requires them to take all electronics, but they decided to leave that behind. And they also were completely content to rely on my word that these were Hunter Biden’s hard drives. I mean, they could have been Donald Trump’s. They could have been Vladimir Putin’s. They could have been anybody’s.”
The former mayor of New York city, has insisted that all of his activities in Ukraine were legally conducted and on behalf of national security.