Rudy Giuliani says FBI raid was ‘out of control’ and claims feds are ‘trying to frame him because they hate Trump’

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RUDY Giuliani said that the FBI “was out of control” after the feds raided his apartment in a bid to “frame him because they hate Donald Trump”.

Investigators seized electronic devices from Giuliani’s apartment last week after executing a search warrant as part of a federal probe.

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Giuliani, who served as NYC mayor from 1994 until 2001 and was former President Donald Trump‘s personal attorney, has denied any wrongdoing.

The United States Attorney’s office in Manhattan and the FBI had reportedly been trying to obtain search warrants for Giuliani’s electronics for months.

Obtaining the warrant marks a step up in the criminal investigation into Giuliani’s dealings with Ukraine and into whether he broke any lobbying laws while working for Trump.

Speaking to Fox News, Giuliani explained what happened on the morning the FBI searched his New York apartment.

“At about 6 a.m there was a banging on my door, a very loud banging, and outside there was a group of an endless number of FBI agents,” Giuliani told Fox News.

“Usually a person who has been a former assistant U.S. attorney, a U.S. attorney, a mayor, the associate attorney general, usually they receive a subpoena, not have their home raided.”

However, the former New York City mayor believes that the FBI are trying to frame him and that the only lawyers that would be raided would be connected to former President Donald Trump.

“The only lawyers they raid are lawyers for Donald Trump,” he said.

“I can’t think of another lawyer that has been raided other than lawyers for Trump.

“Trump is in a special category because he doesn’t have constitutional rights.”

Giuliani and his lawyer have slammed the Justice Department under the Biden administration
Giuliani and his lawyer have slammed the Justice Department under the Biden administration
The former New York City mayor served as a personal attorney for former Pres. Donald Trump and believes the raid on his home and office was politically motivated
The former New York City mayor served as a personal attorney for former Pres. Donald Trump and believes the raid on his home and office was politically motivated

The warrant used for the search was based on the suspicion that Giuliani violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in lobbying on behalf of Ukraine.

“They showed me a warrant that sought the electronics in my apartment and purported to be about an alleged violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act for failure to file as a foreign agent on behalf of an unnamed Ukrainian official,” he told Fox News.

“I know the criminal law and I do not violate it,” he added.

FARA requires individuals to notify the State Department if they are acting as a foreign agent.

Giuliani told Fox News that he believes the investigation has been spurred on by federal investigators’ “hatred of President Trump”.

“They are beyond the ability to control their rational thinking or their decency, and they have a serious, serious ethical issue, driven by Trump derangement syndrome,” Giuliani said.

“They are trying to frame me. They are trying to find something they can make into a crime, some technical violation, some mistake I made.”

He added: “They’ll take anything.”

Giuliani’s lawyer called the FBI’s decision to raid his home and office a “disturbing double standard,” alleging that crimes of Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden are being ignored.

His lawyer said that the Justice Department under Biden is ignoring “clear evidence” that would implicate prominent Democrats, as well as the president’s own son, Hunter.

A throng of media gather below Rudy Giuliani's Upper East Side Manhattan home following a 6am raid by federal agents
A throng of media gather below Rudy Giuliani’s Upper East Side Manhattan home following a 6am raid by federal agents

“The Biden department of justice has completely ignored clear evidence (which the FBI has had for over a year) in texts and emails on Hunter Biden’s hard drive of failing to register numerous times as a foreign agent, child pornography, money laundering, and 30 years of Biden Crime family taking millions and millions in bribes to sell his public offices,” lawyer Robert Costello said in a statement, released on behalf of Giuliani.

“Instead, the Justice Department decided it was a higher priority to serve (at dawn) search warrants for electronics at the home and law office of former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.”

Costello’s statement alleges that Giuliani has already offered to “demonstrate” that the charges against him are untrue.

“The search warrants involve only one indication of an alleged incident of failure to register as a foreign agent,” Costello wrote.

“Mayor Giuliani has not only denied this allegation but offered twice in the past two years through his attorney Bob Costello to demonstrate that it is entirely untrue. 

Twice the offer was rejected by the SDNY by stating that while they were willing to listen to anything Mr. Costello had to say, they would not tell Mr. Giuliani or Mr. Costello, the subject matter they wanted him to address.”

He later went on to slam an alleged “double standard” under Biden’s Justice Department.

“It is also a clear example of a corrupt double standard.

“One for high-level democrats whose blatant crimes are ignored, such as Hilary Clinton, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, and Republicans who are prominent supporters and defenders of President Trump who, are subjected to false charges and procedures used in the past, if at all, in cases involving terrorists and organized criminals.”


Giuliani slammed the New York Times, NBC & the Washington Post as “fake news” after the outlets retracted or published corrections to stories following the FBI raid.

Candace Owens accused Biden of using the Department of Justice to target political dissidents and described him as a “dictator” in the wake of the FBI raid on Rudy Giuliani’s home.

And Giuliani blames the feds for “spying” on his iCloud account two years before agents raided his Upper Manhattan home.

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