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- Giuliani says Trump will “raid every one of Biden’s homes” if the ex-president runs and wins in 2024.
- “Breaking into the home of a former president is a political act,” Giuliani told the New York Post.
- The FBI is investigating Trump for potential violations of the Espionage Act and obstruction of justice.
Rudy Giuliani said earlier this week that former President Donald Trump would “raid” President Joe Biden’s homes if he wins the White House in 2024, the former president’s ex-personal attorney arguing that the FBI’s search for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club was a “political act.”
Giuliani, former mayor of New York and longtime Trump loyalist, told the New York Post that Trump could use the FBI to retaliate against Biden if he returned to the Oval Office.
“Breaking into the home of a former president is a political act – especially since you’re breaking precedent. Suddenly you’re the first president of the United States to introduce the banana republic process for sue your predecessor. We’ve shunned him for 240 years. Trump didn’t do it to Hillary. Ford didn’t,” he told the newspaper.
“If Trump is elected, the first thing he will do is loot every one of Biden’s homes,” he added.
When speaking to the newspaper, Giuliani argued at the time that the search was conducted to help the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
However, Friday’s release of the FBI’s search warrant and property list revealed that agents were looking for documents related to potential violations of the Espionage Act, which prohibits the unauthorized deletion of defense-related information that could help a foreign government.
Trump is also being investigated for potential obstruction of justice violations.
As Trump’s former personal attorney, Giuliani played a pivotal role in the former president’s administration — and after the former commander-in-chief left the Oval Office last year.
Giuliani has sought for years to shed light on the work of presidential son Hunter Biden, who at one time served on the board of Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings.
In December 2019, the House voted to charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress regarding his alleged efforts to solicit Ukraine’s interference in the 2020 presidential election. However, he was acquitted by the Senate of the two articles of impeachment in February 2020.
Giuliani was particularly stubborn in digging up information about Hunter Biden’s business dealings from a laptop that would have belonged to the lawyer and former board member of Amtrak.
Republicans are seeking to investigate Hunter Biden if they capture either or both houses of Congress this fall, even as the Justice Department continues its investigation into the presidential son. (He could potentially face charges of tax offenses, by The New York Times.)
Giuliani has also been one of the strongest supporters of challenging Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
In “Landslide: The Last Days of the Trump Presidency,” writer Michael Wolff detailed how Giuliani would have liked Trump to declare victory shortly after polls closed across much of the country on election night in November 2020.
” We won ! We must declare victory! Giuliani told a group at the time that included White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien.
“If we don’t say we won, they’ll steal it from us. Look, we won Michigan!” Giuliani added. (Trump then lost Michigan by a margin of three percentage points, missing just over 150,000 votes.)