Rudy Giuliani: US investigators raid MeK lobbyist's home


The FBI has carried out searches at the home and office of Rudy Giuliani, a prominent lobbyist for the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MeK) terrorist group.

The raid is part of a probe into Mr Giuliani's dealings with Ukraine. His lawyer says he denies breaking the law.

Before the 2020 presidential election Mr Giuliani led an effort to find incriminating information about Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter in Ukraine.

Mr Biden won the election and he and his son have denied any wrongdoing.

Mr Trump was impeached in 2019 over allegations he sought help from Ukraine to boost his chances of re-election.

What do we know about the raid?

Searches took place on Wednesday at the former New York City mayor's Upper East Side apartment, as well as his Park Avenue office.

Several electronic devices belonging to the 76-year-old were seized, according to the New York Times.

The warrants included an allegation that Giuliani failed to register as a foreign agent. The Foreign Agents Registration Act requires people to notify the State Department if they are acting as a foreign agent on behalf of another nation.

Mr Giuliani's lawyer, Robert Costello, called the searches "legal thuggery".

"This is totally unnecessary," Mr Costello told Fox News, adding that the search was conducted to "make him look like he's some sort of criminal".

He added that the raids stem from an "alleged incident of failure to register as a foreign agent".

Mr Giuliani has previously called the investigation "pure political persecution".


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