“Executing a search warrant is an extraordinary move for prosecutors to take against a lawyer, let alone a lawyer for a former president,” writes the New York Times. “While the warrants are not an explicit accusation of wrongdoing against Mr. Giuliani, it shows that the investigation has entered an aggressive new phase.”
Trump White House officials – and Giuliani himself – were warned by the FBI that Derkach was a Russian agent and that Giuliani should avoid dealing with him.
Giuliani continued to coordinate with Derkach, and that may well prove to be his undoing.
Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) Tweeted: Source confirms Justice Dept under Barr blocked a warrant for Giuliani — meaning House Judiciary chair Nadler may have been right all along that Berman ouster from SDNY was to disrupt probes implicating Trump. https://twitter.com/hugolowell/status/1387521459413831688?s=20
Giuliani’s long quest to put himself in legal jeopardy appears to have paid off. https://t.co/CkWjbtkQq0
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 29, 2021
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) May 1, 2021
Rudy Giuliani is doing My Pillow ads during his hour-long YouTube video on UFOs. pic.twitter.com/7eIEYFpPYx— The Recount (@therecount) June 3, 2021