The New York Times reports that federal investigators have raided the office and home of close Trump ally and disgraced former mayor Rudy Giuliani. The search warrants were executed as part of the ongoing investigation into Giuliani’s shady activity in Ukraine, where he is said to have sniffed around for dirt on the Biden family while Trump was still in office. The raids represent an embarrassing turn of events of Giuliani who made his political bones prosecuting the New York mafia as a U.S. Attorney.
It’s as yet unclear what if any charges will ultimately be brought against Giuliani, but it would hardly be surprising to learn that a man who swore fealty to a lifelong crook like Donald Trump was himself engaged in criminal activity. Regardless of the results of the investigation, Giuliani has already forever stained his entry in the history books. In just a few short years, he has burned through all of the goodwill he garnered as Mayor of New York City during 9/11 by enabling the worst president in American history and spewing all manner of deranged conspiracy theories.
It’s impossible to know but fun to speculate how this might turn out. If the investigators do indeed have evidence that could send Giuliani to prison it’s possible that he could decide to flip on Trump and cut a deal. Who knows what he might reveal about the disgraced former president? Trump no longer has the power to pardon, so Giuliani won’t be able to wriggle out the way some of other Trump’s cronies have. Any way you look at it, this is terrible news for Donald.
While Republicans are already crying foul, upset at the mere thought of one of their own being held accountable for his actions, most of Twitter is rejoicing at the news. For many, today feels like Christmas.
For any federal agents currently trying to access any of cyber expert Rudy Giuliani’s seized laptops, try “password” or “12345”.
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) April 28, 2021
Wrong apartment. We kicked him out months ago. pic.twitter.com/uDb84az8Qq
— Four Seasons Total Landscaping (@therealfstl1992) April 28, 2021
Guys in FBI jackets hauling jug after jug of Mr. And Mrs. T's Bloody Mary Mix out of Rudy Giuliani's apartment.
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) April 28, 2021
I concur that Rudy Giuliani is in deep trouble
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) April 28, 2021
rudy giuliani should be personally liable for all the scabies medication that the FBI agents who just executed a search warrant for his apartment will now be requiring
— Erin justice breyer please retire Ryan (@morninggloria) April 28, 2021
we should abolish prison entirely but between now & when we do that Rudy Giuliani should absolutely, positively be in prison https://t.co/Z9Upi6Gnyw
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) April 28, 2021
Does Rudy Giuliani ever think about how easy and pleasant his life could have been? He could have spent the last 20 years giving lucrative speeches about Leadership, consisting of a few nouns, a few verbs, and 9/11.
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) April 28, 2021
Retweet if you’re glad Rudy Giuliani is being investigated.
— Phil Arballo (@PhilArballo) April 28, 2021
Rudy Giuliani Matt Gaetz
Going to prison
— Jack Cocchiarella (@JDCocchiarella) April 28, 2021
1. One orange, semi-peeled
2. Three copies of Time w Giuliani on cover (one barely legible)
3. Commemorative "America's Mayor" paperweight
4. Signed Trump toilet paper
5. Misc ferret-themed tchotchkes https://t.co/CdscIzaYzg
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) April 28, 2021
You guys, Rudy Giuliani already tweeted this and deleted it. Today is a great day. pic.twitter.com/Q7iFXxR7n7
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) April 28, 2021
If you're surprised that Rudy Giuliani's home was raided today, then you've been listening to the wrong pundits. Once Trump lost the election, he and his henchmen were always going down. This was inevitable. They were never just going to "get away with it all."
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) April 28, 2021
🚨The Feds conducted pre-dawn raids of Rudy Giuliani's home & business, along with the home of Victoria Toensing, who represented Dmitry Firtash, a pro-#Russia Ukrainian mobligarch under indictment in the US.
Team🇷🇺Traitor is gonna go thru some things.😎https://t.co/TzdHUUOVj8
— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) April 28, 2021
Four Seasons Total Landscaping is trending.
It won’t be long until Rudy Giuliani is in prison.
Can we please arrest Trump next? pic.twitter.com/P2NOcgx0X9
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) April 28, 2021
Bill Barr had barred investigators from searching Rudy Giuliani’s apartment
Now, barring a miscarriage of justice, Rudy will be behind bars soon
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) April 28, 2021
The standard for the search warrant: A federal magistrate judge found probable cause there is evidence of crime at the residence and office of Rudy Giuliani. https://t.co/e5PnsCkHUO
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 28, 2021
You know who's more upset today than Rudy Giuliani?
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) April 28, 2021
Hope the FBI agents didn’t slip on all of the flop sweat pouring off Rudy’s bulbous dome.
— This Flower Stinks (@TFStinks) April 28, 2021
Wait, Feds took "electronic devices" from Rudy Guiliani's apartment? Saul Goodman had burner phones, Rudy. https://t.co/purKAoLz3r
— Crooks and Liars (@crooksandliars) April 28, 2021
Rudy Giuliani just had a federal search warrant executed at his apartment.
It seems like the feds are getting ready for charges, things are not looking good for him.
— Right Wing Cope (@RightWingCope) April 28, 2021
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