Federal authorities in Manhattan raided the Upper East Side apartment of Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday as part of a criminal probe into the former mayor’s dealings in Ukraine, a report said.
The investigators confiscated Giuliani’s electronic devices as part of a search warrant, the New York Times reported, citing sources.
A spokesperson for the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York declined to comment on the reported raid. A call to Giuliani’s cellphone went straight to voicemail Wednesday afternoon.
The search warrant is an escalation into the feds’ probe of the former mayor, who are investigating if Giuliani illegally lobbied former President Trump on behalf of officials and oligarchs in Ukraine, the Times reported.
The Ukrainian officials at the same time were helping Giuliani dig up dirt on Trump’s political rivals, including President Biden and his son, Hunter.
Investigators in the Justice Department had tried for months to secure the search warrant, according to the report.