Rudolph Giuliani, attorney for President Donald Trump, arrives for a press conference in the Republican National Committee on complaints regarding the result of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020.
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Federal investigators on Wednesday carried out a search warrant on the Manhattan apartment of Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor who was former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney. This was confirmed by the local subsidiary of NBC News.
The search was part of a criminal investigation into Giuliani’s business in Ukraine, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing three people with knowledge of the matter.
The New York District Attorney’s Office last year obtained approval from top Justice Department officials to request a search warrant for Giuliani’s electronic communications, NBC News reported. Giuliani is the former United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, the same bureau that investigates him.
Giuliani and a Trump spokesman did not immediately respond to CNBC’s requests for comment on the report. A spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York declined to speak to CNBC about the reported raid on Giuliani’s home.
The Justice Department did not immediately comment.
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– CNBC’s Amanda Macias and Dan Mangan contributed to this report.