To our readers:

Since 1996, your generosity and commitment have made it possible to offer The Patriot Post without a subscription fee to military personnel, students, and those with limited means — for over 25 years! Please support the 2021 Year-End Campaign today.

Nate Jackson / April 30, 2021

Giuliani Reacts to FBI Raid

He noted that the agents wanted nothing to do with Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Rudy Giuliani, former personal lawyer to Donald Trump and former mayor of New York City, was the subject of an early-morning FBI raid Wednesday, as our Thomas Gallatin wrote yesterday. Giuliani joined Tucker Carlson last night on Fox News to talk about that raid, and he offered some fascinating details.

After being woken at 6 a.m. by a loud “bang,” Giuliani said seven FBI agents were at his door with a search warrant. “I looked at the warrant, and I said, ‘You know, this is extraordinary because I offered to give these to the government and talk it over with them for two years.’”

“I don’t know why they have to do this,” Giuliani said, though he noted that the agents “seemed somewhat apologetic.” Indeed, he added, “They were very, very professional and very gentlemanly.”

Still, if it’s true that he’d spent the last two years making overtures to the FBI regarding this material, the rationale for the raid is, from a legal standpoint, a mystery. Politically, of course, it’s a no-brainer. This is Joe Biden’s Social Justice Department, after all.

The investigation relates to whether Giuliani violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) by lobbying the U.S. government on behalf of Ukraine. As Gallatin pointed out yesterday, “This is the same charge the FBI used to go after former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.”

Giuliani says the charge is completely bogus. “The search warrant is on one single failure to file for representing a Ukrainian national or official that I never represented,” he said. “I have never represented a Ukrainian national or official before the United States government. I’ve declined it several times. I’ve had contracts in countries like Ukraine. In the contract is a clause that says I will not engage in lobbying or foreign representation. I don’t do it because I felt it would be too compromising.”

You know who probably should have registered as a foreign agent? Hunter Biden. Yet the FBI had no interest in material related to him.

“At the end of the search, when they had taken about, I would say, seven or eight electronic items of mine,” Giuliani explained, “they weren’t taking the three hard drives, which of course, are electronic devices. They just mimic the computer. I said, ‘Well, don’t you want these?’ And they said, ‘What are they?’ I said, ‘Those are Hunter Biden’s hard drives.’ And they said, ‘No, no, no.’”

Giuliani found that bizarre. “I mean, the warrant required them to take it,” he explained. Yet three times they refused. The agents were “completely content to rely on my word that these were Hunter Biden’s hard drives,” he said. “I mean, they could have been Donald Trump’s. They could have been Vladimir Putin’s. They could have been anybody’s.”

He also highlighted the very absurdity of an early-morning raid. “I’ve known about this for two years, Tucker,” he added. “I could have destroyed the evidence. The evidence is exculpatory. It proves the president and I and all of us are innocent. They are the ones who are committing — it’s like projection. They are committing the crimes.”

Indeed, remember that time Donald Trump was impeached for what Joe Biden actually did in Ukraine? Let the good times continue.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.