Skip to comments.FBI spied on Giuliani, Trump iCloud chats during impeachment hearings, says lawyer
Posted on 05/01/2021 8:16:25 PM PDT by Mount Athos
Rudolph W. Giuliani says that the FBI secretly spied on his Apple iCloud account beginning in late 2019 when he was having regular messaging conversations with his client, President Trump, during House impeachment proceedings.
Mr. Giuliani said the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan on Thursday informed his attorney, Robert Costello, that covert wiretapping took place.
Mr. Giuliani, once the mob-fighting top prosecutor in New York and then the city’s mayor, said an assistant U.S. attorney made the disclosure because the operation will have to be detailed in court. The penetration happened under the Trump administration and then-Attorney General William P. Barr and was carried out by the U.S. Southern District of New York. It prosecuted former Trump attorney Michael Cohen on tax charges.
The FBI raided Mr. Giuliani’s New York apartment and law office on Wednesday morning, grabbing seven to nine electronic communication and storage devices. The search warrant said he is suspected of violating the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act by allegedly representing a Ukrainian official in dealings with the U.S. government and not filing as an agent. Mr. Giuliani said he never acted as an agent with any of his Ukrainian contacts as he investigated the Biden family.
“Meanwhile, the Justice Department, while I’m defending him on that with others, invaded my iCloud,” Mr. Giuliani said.
“I can’t fathom that would be done to an ordinary citizen,” he said. “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.”
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FBI is a domestic enemy of the United States
“The penetration happened under the Trump administration and then-Attorney General William P. Barr ...”
What a complete failure; unless he was always Deep State. Probably was.
The FBI needs to be disbanded immediately, and reorganize under a far more transparent hierarchy.
That backstabbing POS was not a friendly.
The FBI has become the American Stasi.
Time they were shut down.
Barr was AG when Ruby Ridge happened.
No form of depravity from Rat Party Headquarters,and their disciples,surprises me. It’s time for secession,folks. The United States of America is a failed experiment.
Probably? Was from Day 1
Problem with the entire 4 years was, President Trump was only going to appoint and get confirmed someone suitable to the criminals in the Senate and Deep State. So many folks want to rant about how he picked the wrong people. They’re right. But he had a tightly controlled list to pick from. Anyone not on that list was going nowhere.
I think Pompeo was the only outlier in that, the DS and the Senate probably thought they had a loyal foot soldier who then turned out to be more loyal to President Trump.
FBI excesses are why Bill Ayers is walking free.
The FBI spies on everyone. Except for Democrats.
Big question,again, what was the probable cause for the warrant? Especially to violate attorney-client privilege. If true, obvious not much has changed with the whole process, from the Russian collusion disaster.
Corrupt, Dishonorable DOJ/FBI - bump for later...
I doubt the FBI would do this without higher authorization and/or direction. That higher authority would have to be at the DOJ.
Does t have to be a FISA warrant. But I’ve seen wiretap, electronic communication warrants. They are like books. Affiant has to show why the information is needed and that, most importantly, there is no other way to access the info.
Between this and what they did to Cohen, it would appear that the FBI/DOJ has rendered attorney-client privilege obsolete.
You nailed it. Absolutely no need for violence or talk of a civil war. The alert says that we need them more than they need us. Let’s do this thing and find out.
Pompeo is the real deal. He has my respect. He has Deep State background but remained loyal to President Trump. You would think other guys would wake up and do the same thing. But that's not what happened here.
FBI spied on Giuliani, Trump iCloud chats during impeachment hearings, says lawyer
"I doubt the FBI would do this without higher authorization and/or direction. That higher authority would have to be at the DOJ."
We have our own KGB now.. and our DOJ is like the old Ministry of Justice in the USSR.
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