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18 Electronic Devices Were Seized From Giuliani During Raid

Federal prosecutors seized 18 electronic devices belonging to Rudy Giuliani and more than one of his employees when they raided his home and office last month, according to a new court filing.

The new filing has fewer redactions than the one previously released on April 29 and provides more information on the steps that the government took during the investigation.

The investigation examines Giuliani’s ties to Ukraine and whether he violated a federal law that governs lobbying on behalf of foreign countries or entities.

Giuliani has insisted that his activities in Ukraine were conducted on behalf of Trump. At the time, Giuliani was leading a campaign to press Ukraine for an investigation into then-presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

The bulk of the now revealed material relates to a covert search of Giuliani’s iCloud account in 2019. Giuliani’s lawyers are arguing that the search was illegal and prosecutors should not be able to review the materials they seized last month.

In objecting to the search, Giuliani’s lawyer said the prior search overlaps in time with the latest search, but 56 days were added at the end.

The Justice Department acknowledges the overlap in the newly unredacted portion of the letter.

“Based on the Government’s investigation to date, given the overlap in date range and because certain materials, including certain emails and text messages, were backed up to the iCloud accounts that were searched pursuant to these prior warrants, the Government expects some, but not all, of the materials present on the electronic devices seized pursuant to the Warrants could be duplicative of the materials seized and reviewed pursuant to the prior warrants,” the letter says.

Giuliani told Fox News that the FBI took seven or right electronic devices when they raided his home in April.

DOJ is soon expected to file a reply to the Giuliani objections.

 

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