UPDATE: Giuliani's attorney Robert Costello has responded with the following statement:
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 rough shod 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 and 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 material covered by the attorney client privilege and other constitutional privileges. The warrant served on Mr. Giuliani”s law office is another a 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.”
Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at the New York City apartment of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani Wednesday. His office was also searched. FBI agents took documents and electronics reportedly related to his work and dealings with Ukraine businessmen in 2019 and before the 2020 presidential election against former Vice President Joe Biden. Federal investigators are allegedly looking for evidence Giuliani failed to register as a foreign agent.
The maximum for a FARA violation is a fine of not more than $250,000 or by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years. However, most such violations are treated as civil matters or subject to far lower sanctions.— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) April 28, 2021
While Giuliani's lawyer has confirmed the raid, Giuliani has not released a statement.
Giuliani's supporters are crying foul.
Why aren’t we investigating hunter and @JoeBiden. Who admitted on camera to with holding money. The swamp will sure protect their own won’t they?— Tom Norton For Congress (MI-03) (@ForNorton) April 28, 2021
Federal Investigators Search Rudy Giuliani’s Apartment and Office https://t.co/qc2IZJIXWf
Conservative Rudy Giuliani‘s home was raided over Ukraine investigation by feds.— Kambree (@KamVTV) April 28, 2021
Liberal Eric Swalwell slept with a Chinese spy and still on intelligence committee. No repercussions, no FBI investigation and no Federal raid.
This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates.