Federal prosecutors in Manhattan want an independent official to see if any materials seized from Rudy Giuliani by the FBI last week are protected by attorney-client privilege.
The request for a special master in the investigation into former President Trump’s personal lawyer was filed last week, but unsealed Tuesday, documents show.
The former mayor and US Attorney is being investigated for allegedly illegally lobbying for Trump in Ukraine, which led to the former president’s first impeachment in December.
Assistant United States Attorney Rebekah Donaleski cited “unusually sensitive privilege issues that the Warrants may implicate,” in the government’s request for a special master.
The electronic devices seized from the Republican’s Upper East Side home are “replete with material covered by the attorney client privilege and other constitutional privileges,” Giuliani’s lawyer Bob Costello said in a statement Wednesday.
Rudy Giuliani’s NYC apartment was raided on April 28, 2021, amid an investigation into whether he illegally lobbied for former President Trump in