Rudy Giuliani remained defiant on Thursday, labeling the federal authorities who raided his Manhattan apartment and office as “bullies.”
“You’re not going to stop me. And you’re not going to convict me of some phony crime,” the Republican former New York City mayor said on his WABC Radio show.
He was referring to prosecutors in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, who have been investigating his dealings in Ukraine.
Giuliani, who used to run that office as US attorney in Manhattan in the 1980s, touted his accomplishments in the role, including his prosecutions of mob figures and Wall Street swindlers.
“And what have they done? What have they done? Nothing, except come after me … at six o’clock in the morning with a piece of nonsense. No wonder they’re jealous,” Giuliani said.
Feds raided Rudy Giuliani’s Manhattan home on April 28, 2021.AP Photo/Kathy Willens
The Wednesday-morning raid marked an escalation in the feds’ probe