RUDY Giuliani claimed the FBI turned down taking Hunter Biden’s hard drives three times while they raided his home.
Giuliani made the comments during an appearance on Tucker Carlson TonightCredit: Fox News
Giuliani said that he tried to give the FBI agents Hunter Biden’s hard drives multiple times
“The agents seemed somewhat apologetic, I might say,” Giuliani said.
“They were very, very professional and very gentlemanly. The only time they got perturbed is at the end of the search, when they had taken about seven or eight electronic items of mine … they weren’t taking the three hard drives.”
Giuliani continued to allege that he told the agents searching his home that the hard drives came from a laptop that belonged to Hunter Biden, and asked if they wanted them, to which, according to Giuliani, they said, “no, no, no, no.”
“I said, ‘Are you sure you don’t want them?’ The warrant required them to take it,” Giuliani continued. “And they said no.”
Giuliani said otherwise, the agents who raided his home were very politeCredit: AP
Giuliani’s New York City home was raided on WednesdayCredit: EPA
“Now, Hunter Biden’s hard drives fall within the scope of the subpoena. The subpoena required them to take all electronics, but they decided to leave that behind,” he added.
The comments Giuliani made during the interview mimicked comments his lawyer, Robert Costello, made in a statement released on Thursday.
Costello accused the Justice Department under the Biden administration of perpetuating a double standard and of ignoring “clear evidence” of wrongdoing by prominent Democrats, including President Joe Biden‘s family.
“The Biden department of justice has completely ignored clear evidence (which the FBI has had for over a year) in texts and emails on Hunter Biden’s hard drive of failing to register numerous times as a foreign agent, child pornography, money laundering, and 30 years of Biden Crime family taking millions and millions in bribes to sell his public offices,” Costello wrote.
Giuliani and his lawyer have slammed the Justice Department under the Biden administrationCredit: Splash
“Instead, the Justice Department decided it was a higher priority to serve (at dawn) search warrants for electronics at the home and law office of former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.”
On Wednesday, federal investigators turned up at Giuliani’s home and seized his electronic devices, according to the New York Times.
Giuliani, who served as NYC mayor from 1994 until 2001 and was former President Donald Trump‘s personal attorney, has denied any wrongdoing.
The United States Attorney’s office in Manhattan and the FBI had reportedly been trying to obtain search warrants for Giuliani’s electronics for months.
Obtaining the warrant marks a step up in the criminal investigation into Giuliani’s dealings with Ukraine and into whether he broke any lobbying laws while working for Trump.
Trump stuck up for Giuliani during an appearance on Fox on Thursday morning, mimicking the “double standard” comments.
“Rudy Giuliani is a great patriot, he does these things, he just loves this country, and they raid his apartment,” Trump said.
“It’s like, so unfair, and such a double standard.”