Federal authorities raided Rudy Giuliani’s New York City apartment and office Wednesday morning as they took the criminal investigation into his dealings in Ukraine to the next level.
Three people with knowledge of the investigation and the executed search warrants told The New York Times investigators seized Giuliani’s electronic devices and searched his properties around 6 a.m.
Lawyer Robert Costello called the searches of his client’s property unnecessary because Giuliani said he would answer any questions that did not have to do with his privileged communications with former President Donald Trump.
“What they did today was legal thuggery,” Costello said.
“Why would you do this to anyone, let alone someone who was the associate attorney general, United States attorney, the mayor of New York City and the personal lawyer to the 45th president of the United States?”