The editorial comments in this are from a staff writer at Law Enforcement Today.
NEW YORK CITY- That sound you heard on Monday was likely that of liberal heads exploding across the fruited plain, when federal prosecutors said that former New York Mayor and close confidante of former President Trump Rudy Giuliani would face no criminal charges.
That announcement came as part of a three-year grand jury probe into Giuliani’s alleged lobbying efforts in Ukraine, USA Today reported.
Prosecutors, in a brief filed with U.S. District Court Judge Paul Oetken, wrote that the inquiry had concluded and “based on information currently available to the Government, criminal charges are not forthcoming.”
Oetken was overseeing the work of a special master, appointed to investigate materials recovered during 2021 searches of Giuliani’s law office and apartment as part of a federal probe into his dealings in Ukraine. Giuliani was also looking to get damaging information about Joe Biden and his crackhead son Hunter.
Giuliani’s attorney met with federal prosecutors and FBI agents in January to discuss the case. However the attorney, Robert Costello said he received no advance notice of the government’s decision not to prosecute Giuliani on Monday.
“Nothing untoward happened,” Costello said. “I am pleased but not surprised. I had seen all of the evidence, and there was no evidence that he did anything wrong.”
In addition, the federal prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebekah Donaleski asked Oetken to shut down the privilege review by the special master, who has been reviewing seized files for over a year.
“Accordingly, the Government respectfully requests that the Court terminate the appointment of the Special Master, the Hon. Barbara S. Jones,” the letter concluded.
The Southern District of New York refused to answer any further questions beyond the scope of the public filing.
The decision by prosecutors serves as a major vindication of Giuliani, at one time the very popular mayor of New York City who helped shepherd the recovery of the city after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
It was Giuliani’s friendship and relationship with Trump that put a bullseye on him and made him a favorite whipping boy of the radical left.
The case against Giuliani stemmed from his trip to Ukraine where he sought the dirty laundry on Biden. He was also accused of pushing to have then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch fired, with her being seen as an obstacle to his efforts to get dirt on Biden, Forbes reported. Those events were tied into the first impeachment attempt against Trump.
However it was the allegations that Giuliani’s attempts were to have Yovanovitch removed to help Ukrainian businessmen who wanted her fired for their own reasons led to the investigation.
He was being looked at for possible violations of federal laws which require lobbyists for foreign interests to register with the Department of Justice.
Giuliani has repeatedly denied acting in the capacity of a foreign lobbyist, and it was reported by the New York Times in August that the DOJ was unlikely to charge Giuliani with any crimes due to a lack of evidence.
Still, Giuliani is facing some other obstacles, as is Trump as the deep state seeks to undermine the both of them.
For example, there is an investigation underway in Georgia examining whether the former president and his allies, including Giuliani, illegally tried to overturn that state’s votes subsequent to the tainted 2020 election.
Giuliani was informed by prosecutors during the summer that he was also a target of the probe.
He is also being sued by Dominion Systems and Smartmatic, two voting machine equipment companies whose products were identified by Giuliani and others as being responsible for a number of maladies in the 2020 general election.
Earlier this month, a judge in New York State (where else) amplified Giuliani’s civil culpability in the suit filed by Smartmatic. He also had another count reinstated last week. Likewise he also lost a similar motion to launch the separate Dominion lawsuit, Law & Crime reported.
Also last year, a judicial panel in New York suspended his license to practice law in that state for making “demonstrably false and misleading statements” about the 2020 election.
Costello praised the decision by prosecutors not to pursue the Ukraine angle against Giuliani,
“It’s wonderful, long-expected news,” he said. “Unfortunately, Mayor Giuliani had to spend two and a half years to three years with this cloud over his head.”
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