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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Who also served as the personal attorney for Donald Trump, has made some startling accusations against the Southern District of New York.
In an interview with Greg Kelly on Newsmax the 76-year-old Giuliani said that the SDNY, while fervently pursuing Trump and anyone associated with Trump, ignored hard evidence that Joe Biden’s hands were involved in the 2016 presidential election in an illegal way.
“When I was a prosecutor, when we used to obey the Constitution, you would never do this,” the former mayor said. “‘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,” he said.
Giuliani, who was known as “America’s Mayor” after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, has been adamant that he committed no wrongdoing.
But rumors have been rampant for more than a year that he had some nefarious ties to the Ukraine and the raid on his apartment this week is seen by many as a sign that he may face federal charges.
It is a terrifying prospect to many, including Fox News host Tucker Carlson, as to some it is a sign that the Department of Justice could be used as a weapon to crush political enemies.
“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.”
But in the biggest bombshell of the interview he said the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office ignored evidence that Joe Biden was involved in 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,” he said.
“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,” he said.
The search warrant was executed on Wednesday as authorities increase their scrutiny of Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine, The New York Times reported.
The warrant itself does not mean that any wrongdoing occurred but in order to obtain the search warrant authorities had to convince a judge that there was sufficient evidence that a crime was committed.
The search warrant had been sought by the United States Attorney’s office in Manhattan and the FBI but the Justice Department of Donald Trump blocked the efforts.
But when Attorney General Merrick Garland was sworn in the Justice Department lifted its objections to the warrant.