Former New York City Mayor and Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has broken his silence regarding the recent FBI raid in his Manhattan apartment last week. Giuliani noted that he feels investigators are trying to “frame” him because of his association with Trump, calling the raid “out of control” and denied allegations he violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
Fox News reports:
“The only lawyers they raid are lawyers for Donald Trump. I can’t think of another lawyer that has been raided other than lawyers for Trump,” he continued. “Trump is in a special category because he doesn’t have constitutional rights.”
He continued, “They showed me a warrant that sought the electronics in my apartment and purported to be about an alleged violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, FARA, for failure to file as a foreign agent on behalf of an unnamed Ukrainian official.” Giuliani told Fox News he “never did this” and was “shocked” because he had been offering to discuss the allegations with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
“I know the criminal law and I do not violate it,” Giuliani went further, saying he was “very aware of FARA” and told Fox News he complied with it “completely.”
“My contracts have clauses that I will not act as a foreign agent, and I wanted to show these things to the government so that they would stop their consistent illegal leaking of an investigation,” Giuliani said.
Federal investigators seized electronic devices from Giuliani’s apartment after executing a search warrant as part of a federal probe into whether he violated the law by lobbying the Trump administration on behalf of Ukrainian officials in 2019.