According to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the Federal Bureau of Investigation surveilled his private iCloud chats with President Donald Trump in 2019 during the first of two impeachment hearings. Once known as America’s Mayor, Giuliani relayed that the U.S. Attorney’s Office informed his personal attorney that he and the Donald had been wiretapped. So dumbfounded by the admission, his attorney asked the prosecutor to “repeat” it for clarification.
Just last week, the Feds searched Giuliani’s home and law office at dawn for electronics, hoping to prove he failed to register as a foreign agent. They got nada. Giuliani has consistently denied said allegation and has offered to prove, with attorney Robert Costello speaking on his behalf, the allegation was untrue: twice. As Liberty Nation first reported the full responding transcript: “Twice the offer was rejected by the SDNY by stating that while they were willing to listen to anything Mr. Costello had to say, they would not tell Mr. Giuliani or Mr. Costello the subject matter they wanted him to address.” Those non-subject-matter questions are tough to answer.
And now, according to Giuliani’s attorney, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has admitted it was listening in all along. And that is in no way, shape, or form legal — until it is. No one seems to know just what evidence the DOJ has that may have prompted a wiretap and the admission of such.
Mr. Giuliani Goes Public
Perhaps Giuliani has decided to let the populace determine if he has cause to be offended. In airing this unsavory laundry on local New York radio station WABC, the former mayor was quite candid in his opinions:
“Meanwhile, the Justice Department, while I’m defending [Trump] on that with others, invaded my iCloud. I can’t fathom that would be done to an ordinary citizen. The president doesn’t have any more rights than anybody else, but he doesn’t have any less. To me, they just trashed the president of the United States like he has no constitutional rights.”
Now the worry seems to be that the numerous emails, photos, and text messages that the Apple-based iCloud stores for users could be accessed. Among those in this case are conversations Giuliani has had as President Trump’s personal counsel.
Giuliani continued, “Unless these people have no ethics or any sense of what it means to be a lawyer, what you do when you do that, people who listen to this now say how can I trust talking to my lawyer?” Ah, the complications of unintended consequences.
‘Til He’s Dead and Buried
It’s not about the investigation into whether or not Trump crossed the line in one short phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump was effectively cut off at the knees following the 2020 presidential election. Perhaps the fear of a phoenix-like Trump rising from the ashes stronger, more dangerous, and much more popular could be why the Democrats, the DOJ, and the entrenched Swamp elite won’t rest until 45 is politically dead and preferably underground.
As some folks whisper around the hallowed water coolers on the Hill, is the DOJ becoming the hatchet-arm of the Swamp? Is the new tendency to focus on dispatching political rivals rather than dispensing justice? Or is there some logic to the flogging of a dead man and his allies?
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