Rudy Giuliani took to Fox News Thursday to recount his side of events after the FBI raided his home on Wednesday, and it was totally up to the mark.
Giuliani, who was the personal lawyer for former President Donald Trump, had his electronic devices seized as part of a federal investigation into his trade relations with Ukraine.
Speaking to Tucker Carlson in his first TV interview since the raid, Giuliani sought to blame his prime target: President Joe Biden’s son Hunter. The frequency of his references to humans was such that at one point he called his interviewer Hunter.
“Well, around six in the morning there was a big bang! snap! snap! at the door and outside were seven FBI agents with a warrant for electronics, ”Giuliani began. “And I looked at the warrant and I said, ‘It’s amazing because I offered to give it to the government and discuss it with them for two years.’”
He described the FBI agents as “professional,” “gentlemanly” and “somewhat apologetic,” but said they “were disturbed” when he told them to take hard drives that he said belonged to. Hunter Biden.
In Giuliani’s version of events, FBI agents took seven or eight electronic devices but were not interested in those three hard drives.
“I said, ‘Are you sure you don’t blame it?’ I mean the warrant compelled them to take it, ”Giuliani said. “And they said ‘No!'”
He also wondered why FBI agents would take his word for it and claim they were not in compliance with the subpoena by not accepting them.
“They were also quite happy to take my word for it that these were Hunter Biden hard drives. I mean, they could have been Donald Trump. They could have belonged to Vladimir Putin. They could have belonged to anyone. But they leaned on me, the man who was to be attacked in the morning, ”he said.
Giuliani led the effort to dig up Joe Biden and his son to donate ammunition to Trump during the 2020 presidential campaign. Prosecutors are investigating his activities in Ukraine, including whether he lobbied on behalf of Ukrainian officials while seeking to tarnish the Bidens on behalf of Trump.
The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Later in the interview, Giuliani said the search warrant was in fact illegal. He argued that “the only way to get a search warrant is to prove that there is evidence that the person is going to destroy the evidence.”
“Well, I’ve had it for two years, and I haven’t destroyed it,” he said. “And they also got it on iCloud!” There is therefore no justification for this mandate.
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