A representative of Trump’s ex-lawyer Rudy Giuliani confirmed that his apartment and office in New York were searched on suspicion of violating lobbying laws, CNN reported, citing a lawyer for the former mayor of New York.
Earlier on Wednesday, the media reported that law enforcement agencies searched Giuliani’s apartment and allegedly seized electronic media. According to the New York Times, the search took place as part of an investigation by the prosecutor’s office that Giuliani may have lobbied for the interests of Ukrainian politicians and businessmen in the Trump administration in 2019 when he was the personal lawyer of the US president.
As Giuliani confirmed to the TV channel, the search on Wednesday took place in the apartment and the New York office of the former mayor and Trump’s personal lawyer. According to Giuliani, the search warrant is justified by investigating a possible violation of the law on foreign lobbying. According to the lawyer, the authorities are also interested in Giuliani’s interaction with the journalist John Solomon. CNN notes that this journalist “actively wrote on the topic of Ukraine before the (presidential) elections.” No formal charges have been filed against Giuliani, who, according to his lawyer, pleads not guilty to any wrongdoing.