By Sidney Rosenbloom(NEWSMAX)
When federal agents raided Rudy Giuliani’s Manhattan home early Wednesday, they found a surprisingly cooperative target.
The former New York City mayor quickly brought the agents into his study and began sharing his electronic devices with them, helping them fulfil their search warrant mission.
A source close to Giuliani tells Newsmax that one of the agents pointed to a computer hard drive on the former mayor’s desk, asking about it.
Giuliani responded, “Oh that’s Hunter Biden’s hard drive.”
Giuliani offered to give the hard drive to the agents, telling them “it has evidence of President Biden committing multiple crimes with his son Hunter.”
Surprised, the agents reportedly not only rebuffed the evidence, they didn’t even bother to check what was on the hard drive.
In a statement released after the raid by Giuliani’s attorney, Robert Costello, the lawyer said the refusal to even look at the hard drive demonstrates the political nature of the probe of his client.
“Keep in mind that the agents could not read the physical hard drives without plugging them in, but they took Mr. Giuliani’s word that the hard drives were copies of Hunter Biden’s hard drive and did not contain anything pertaining to Mr. Giuliani,” the statement claimed.
“Their reliance on Mr. Giuliani’s credibility tells you everything you need to know about this case,” Costello added.
Reportedly the federal probe into Giuliani’s dealings in the Ukraine has been underway for over 18 months and is said to focus on whether he registered as a foreign agent when he advocated for the dismissal of the U.S. ambassador in Kiev.
Giuliani, who was lawyer to President Donald Trump, has stated repeatedly that he was representing Trump in Ukraine, and not foreign interests in Washington.
Giuliani and his attorney also insist that they have repeatedly offered to cooperate with prosecutors looking into the case. But Costello said the prosecutors have refused to engage with him and his client.
Instead, prosecutors of the Southern District of New York sought to use a high-profile raid to draw attention to their probe, Costello said.
Costello claimed the raid demonstrated how the Justice Department is “running rough shod over the constitutional rights of anyone involved in, or legally defending, former President Donald J. Trump.”
“It is outrageous that the Trump Derangement Syndrome has gone so far that hatred has driven this unjustified and unethical attack on the United States attorney and mayor who did more to reduce crime than virtually any other in American history,” Costello said.
Another source close to the former mayor suggested the real target of the federal probe is not Giuliani but former Trump.
“For two years Rudy was his personal attorney, knew his whole legal defense in these probes, and also was the point man on all the election stuff,” the source said. “They used this warrant to get information on Trump. This is about the weaponization of the Justice Department for political purposes.”
Costello said Giuliani’s seized devices were “replete” with communications protected by attorney-client privilege.