United States: This week, Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani claimed the FBI's search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago club was a "political act" and that if Donald Trump were to win the presidency in 2024, He will "raid" the residence of US President Joe Biden.
Giuliani, a staunch Trump supporter, advised The New York Post that, if Trump returns to the White House, he may use the FBI to retaliate against Biden.
Since you are breaking tradition, it is a political act to enter the former President's house. You suddenly find yourself the first US president to start the banana-republic method of prosecuting his predecessor. It has been avoided for 240 years. Trump did not do this to Hillary. He told the newspaper, "Ford didn't do that.
He continued, "If Trump wins the election, the first thing he will do is raid all of Biden's homes."
Giuliani claimed at the time that the discovery was made on January 6, 2021, when he spoke to the newspaper to assist the House committee investigating the Capitol riots.
An FBI search warrant and asset listing, made public Friday, showed agents were searching records related to potential breaches of the Espionage Act, which could result in unauthorized removal of defense information a foreign government could obtain. prohibits. can support.
Trump is also investigating possible crimes that could disrupt the justice system.
As the former president's personal counsel, Giuliani was still required to preside over the former administration after leaving the White House last year.
Hunter Biden, the president's son, once served on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings, and Giuliani has long sought to highlight his achievements.
In December 2019, the House voted to accuse Trump of abusing his power and obstructing Congress in relation to his alleged efforts to woo Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 presidential election. In February 2020, the Senate decided not to impeach him on either of the two articles of impeachment.
Giuliani was particularly persistent in trying to obtain information from a laptop that allegedly belonged to a lawyer and former member of the Amtrak board of directors about Hunter Biden's business deals.
Even as the Justice Department continues to investigate the president's son, Republicans aim to see Hunter Biden if he wins one or both houses of Congress. (The New York Times reports that he could be charged with tax offenses.)
Giuliani has been one of Trump's most ardent supporters in his efforts to influence the 2020 election.
In his book Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency, author Michael Wolff describes how Giuliani reportedly wanted Trump to declare victory on election night in November 2020, right after most of the country's elections.
"We win! We must declare victory! At the time, Giuliani spoke to a group that also included Bill Stapien and Mark Meadows, Donald Trump's former campaign manager.
If we don't declare victory they will steal it from us. Look at us, we won Michigan! Giuliani added. (Trump later lost to Michigan by a three-point margin, reduced to just under 150,000 votes.