US Federal authorities early Wednesday raided the Manhattan apartment of former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, over ex-New York mayor’s dealings with Ukraine, sources told multiple US broadcasters. In the highest-profile action seen yet, the federal investigators executed search warrants as part of a criminal investigation against the Trump’s aide as they barged into the DC area of the lawyer and seized Giuliani’s electronic devices, a close associate of former Mayor Rudy Giuliani told news reporters.
Agents forming a team also scattered outside Victoria Toensing’s Washington, D.C residence and confiscated her phone, but left without searching her house. The raid was a part of a probe into whether Giuliani acted on behalf of Ukrainian oligarchs to lobby for the Trump administration. Investigators frantically searched for evidence of the crime as Trump’s attorney was under investigation for his role in the 2019 ousting of US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, whom he admitted he had got removed by “convincing” former President Donald Trump. Trump’s attorney is at risk of facing criminal charges if he would have aided Ukrainian officials and withheld the information from the US Department of Justice in breach of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Former Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch gave a key House testimony against the Trump administration’s lobbying with Ukrainian officials during the ex-president’s first impeachment when he was in office. She alleged that Trump engaged in a quid pro quo in a telephonic conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky when he threatened to cut military aid for investigation on Biden. In a recent probe into the business dealings of the 76-year-old former President Trump’s personal lawyer, uniformed Fed agents on Madison Avenue and his office on Park Avenue, searching for evidence to prove that Giuliani committed a federal crime.
News Source: Republic World