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DOJ to Rudy Giuliani: ‘Oops!’

Posted on | November 15, 2022 | No Comments

Mentioned this in the earlier post, but gosh, isn’t it just a timely coincidence that we’re just now learning this?

Federal prosecutors in New York said Monday they have declined to file criminal charges against former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, more than a year after his apartment and office were searched by the FBI.
The grand jury investigation has concluded “and that based on information currently available to the Government, criminal charges are not forthcoming,” prosecutors said in a letter to the court.
Prosecutors asked the court to end the appointment of Barbara S. Jones, the retired federal judge who had been appointed special master in the case.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan had been deciding whether Giuliani, one of Trump’s lawyers and a close adviser, violated lobbying laws when he campaigned for the ouster of then-U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch from Ukraine.
The FBI seized more than a dozen devices from Giuliani’s home and office during a search in April 2021. Jones had been reviewing the contents.
Giuliani “was very pleased” when he learned Monday he would face no foreign lobbying charges, his attorney told ABC News.
The attorney, Bob Costello, said he informed Giuliani shortly after the U.S. attorney’s office issued its letter.
“We are very pleased that they did this,” Costello said. “I’m not surprised that they did this because I saw the evidence, or lack thereof, and knew Rudy Giuliani didn’t do anything wrong.”
“They deviated from office policy by issuing a statement like this, which is very nice, because there’s a memorialization now that Rudy Giuliani didn’t do anything wrong in Ukraine.” Costello added he wished prosecutors had done it sooner.
“The mayor has been completely and totally vindicated,” Giuliani spokesperson Ted Goodman told ABC News in a statement. “The grand jury failed to find even probable cause that a crime was committed, which is the basis for a search warrant.”
A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York declined to comment beyond the letter that was filed on the public docket.
Costello had denied any wrongdoing by his client speaking to ABC News at the time Giuliani’s home and office were raided last year.
“They’re trying to make Rudy Giuliani look like a criminal. He has done nothing wrong,” Costello said in April 2021.
On April 28, 2021, Giuliani was awoken by federal agents at 6 a.m. at his home on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Costello told ABC News. Agents took electronic devices, including Giuliani’s cellphone, while at his office they seized devices, including a computer belonging to longtime Giuliani assistant Jo Ann Zafonte, Costello said.
Giuliani, though he is now off the hook in the Southern District of New York, he remains a target of criminal investigators in Georgia over his role in seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

The Georgia case will, of course, come to an ignominious end just as soon as it ceases to serve the partisan purposes of Democrats, which is why this federal “investigation” ended when it did. The whole point was to keep Giuliani quiet — to prevent him from defending Trump — while the persecution of Trump supporters and Nancy Pelosi’s J6 witch hunt continued through Election Day. Once the midterm campaign ended, so did the DOJ “investigation” of Giuliani. In related news . . .

Christopher Wray Refuses to Answer
Whether Or Not His Paid Informants Were
Inside the Capitol Building on January 6th

It has been reported that the FBI had at least eight informants inside the Proud Boys, and a dozen more who were part of the J6 riot crowd, and it’s hard to avoid the suspicion that these fed assets acted the role of agents provocateurs, inciting the “insurrection” at the Capitol.

Even if we could take Wray’s word for this — which we can’t, because he’s notoriously dishonest — one does not have to believe that the FBI’s sources “instigated or orchestrated” the riot in order to question what, exactly, was going on here. If, as has been alleged, the riot was a “conspiracy,” plotted in advance, why didn’t the FBI’s sources warn somebody to beef up security so that the riot could be prevented?

That’s a rhetorical question. Because we all know the answer.




 

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