(FeaturedNews.com) – The Justice Department’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, caught a huge break when Giuliani himself decided to aid investigators. The former New York City mayor offered the passwords to devices seized nearly a year ago by the FBI. The agency is looking into whether or not his lobbying efforts while Trump was in office constitute a violation of federal law.
Giuliani unlocks phones collected for evidence in Ukraine lobbying investigation https://t.co/z4sWmKUWvP
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Giuliani’s attorney, Robert Costello, said his client has nothing to hide, adding that handing over passwords voluntarily shows a willingness to cooperate and a strong case for exoneration. Of the 13 devices taken by authorities last April, eight remained locked until Giuliani decided to help.
Agents intend to use the evidence they collect to determine if Trump’s former top aide used his position to push Ukrainian interests while pursuing an investigation into Hunter Biden. Costello stated Giuliani “never represented a Ukrainian national or official before the United States government.”
According to the Washington Examiner, FBI Special Master Barbara Jones has been pouring through tens of thousands of texts and emails to determine what does and does not constitute attorney-client privilege.
As an attorney, any texts exchanged with clients are protected by law and inadmissible as evidence. Now that the government has the remainder of the devices unlocked, work on the investigation should wrap up this week, leaving the Justice Department to decide if the US Attorney should file charges.
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