Rudy Giuliani Says “Only In A Dictatorship” Could This Happen To Him — It Happened Under Trump
Rudy Giuliani has tried to spin the investigation into some of his activities in Ukraine as a politically motivated attack, more about President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, than his own (alleged) criminal activity. However, when he made the claim that Federal agencies accessing his iCloud to look for evidence could only happen under a dictator, perhaps he didn’t realize who was in the White House at the time.
You can see Giuliani’s interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News below, in which he talks a lot about Hunter Biden, and then goes on to make a case against himself by saying that a warrant for a raid such as the one on his home and office can only be obtained when there’s sufficient reason to believe that there is evidence and that the subject would destroy or get rid of it if given opportunity. Only then does he get to the iCloud complaint.
“The only way you can get a search warrant is if you can show that there’s some evidence that the person is going to destroy the evidence or is going to or is going to run away with the evidence. Well, I’ve had it for two years and I haven’t destroyed it. And they also got it from the iCloud, so there was no justification.”
Yes, that’s Giuliani appearing to say there was evidence in the seized devices, with his defense being that he didn’t destroy it. However, the iCloud complaint brings up another aspect of the case.
He goes on to suggest Biden knew, riffing off the q-anon claim that Biden suffers dementia and telling Carlson that perhaps the president just forgot, then says that this could only happen under a dictatorship.
However, Bloomberg documented a since-deleted tweet in which Giuliani said, “The DOJ told my lawyer they secretly went into my iCloud account in 2019. Who else are they spying on? You?”
So, in Rudy’s own words, the Department of Justice carried out actions that he says could only happen under a dictator, investigating the contents of his iCloud account in 2019…when Donald Trump was still the President of the United States.
It’s a little hard to pin that on Biden, who didn’t have any authority to direct Justice Department actions in 2019.