Posted originally on the conservative tree house on April 28, 2021 | Sundance | 293 Comments
According to media reports federal authorities raided the New York apartment of Rudy Giuliani today. Apparently electronic devices were seized as part of their investigation into him. However, the DOJ motive behind the investigation is something everyone should be familiar with, Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA).
The corrupt and political agents at the DOJ, led by attorney Andrew Weissmann, have used FARA(951) violations to target their political opposition. They attempted, and in some instances successfully used, FARA investigations and prosecutions against Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, Walid Phares and others.
Former DOJ official Andrew Weissmann ran the FARA division of the DOJ-NSD specifically to use this approach as a political weapon. However, notice he never went after any Democrats who were well documented to be lobbying while unregistered for foreign governments. The Podesta brothers were two notorious lobbyists who were not registered and the DOJ looked the other way.
FARA violations being used as a backdoor justification for political targeting has long been the approach of a weaponized DOJ. They are using that same tactic again in their effort to target Rudy Giuliani.
New York – Federal investigators in Manhattan executed a search warrant on Wednesday at the Upper East Side apartment of Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who became President Donald J. Trump’s personal lawyer, stepping up a criminal investigation into Mr. Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine, three people with knowledge of the matter said.
One of the people said the investigators had seized Mr. Giuliani’s electronic devices.
Executing a search warrant is an extraordinary move for prosecutors to take against a lawyer, let alone a lawyer for a former president, and it marks a major turning point in the long-running investigation into Mr. Giuliani.
The federal authorities have been largely focused on whether Mr. Giuliani illegally lobbied the Trump administration in 2019 on behalf of Ukrainian officials and oligarchs, who at the same time were helping Mr. Giuliani search for dirt on Mr. Trump’s political rivals, including President Biden, who was then a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The United States Attorney’s office in Manhattan and the F.B.I. had for months sought to secure a search warrant for Mr. Giuliani’s phones. (read more)
It’s likely they struggled to get a search warrant because it is well known that Guiliani was not lobbying for Ukraine, but rather communicating with Ukraine officials about the corruption of the Biden Family and Hillary Clinton through the Ukraine government.
Giuliani was publicly informing everyone of his contacts and findings, and that included the White House. That’s not lobbying; that was his job as Trump’s counsel during the ridiculous impeachment effort.