The test was about the 76-year-old Ukrainian operations, the New York Times and news channel CNN reported Thursday night. Accordingly, the former New York mayor’s electronics were also confiscated, which is very rare among prosecutors.
According to the New York Times, the Federal Attorney’s Office in New York and the FBI are investigating whether Giuliani carried out illegal propaganda work for Ukrainian government officials and oligarchs in Washington in 2019. At the same time, Trump’s lawyer was looking for charges against Democrat Joe Biden in Ukraine, who finally defeated Trump in the November 3, 2020 presidential election.
Trump blocked the trials
The FBI and the New York District Attorney’s Office reportedly tried to obtain search warrants on Giuliani’s phones last year. However, they did not approve it until Trump’s term ends on January 20. Under the new U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, applications are now being issued. Neither the FBI nor the judiciary want to comment on the search.
The former New York mayor played a key role in the Ukraine affair that led to the first indictment against Donald Trump in 2019. Trump has urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Gelensky to campaign for help against his future challenger Biden. Giuliani traveled to Ukraine as one of the US president’s mediators.