Trump Administration Stalled Investigation Into Rudy Giuliani — Merrick Garland Won’t
Merrick Garland is awaiting a confirmation vote to become our new Attorney General, and it could mean bad news for Rudy Giuliani.
The Washington Post reported recently that the Justice Department had tried last year to obtain a search warrant for some of Giuliani’s digital records regarding his efforts on Donald Trump’s behalf in Ukraine. However, they’d been stopped at every turn by Trump appointees, preventing them from getting to the necessary information.
As a result, the matter was essentially delayed and left for the incoming administration to deal with — a process that’s still underway.
At this point, Joe Biden has been in office for less than two months, and his appointees are still struggling through a partisan congress for confirmation. Biden has promised to stay all the way out of investigations into the former administration, saying that for him to be involved would make it a political matter, and it’s not his job. Instead, he’ll leave it to the Justice Department — and under a new Attorney General, some of the cases that stagnated during Trump’s reign could finally move forward.
Giuliani could also find himself roped into the investigation of the Capitol insurrection attempt. According to USA Today Garland has affirmed that this is his first priority once he’s in office. Giuliani could be implicated in incitement alongside Donald Trump, as he also gave a speech calling for “trial by combat” before the attack. Legal experts have already said that a lawsuit against Trump, Giuliani, and several others for inciting the attack is not likely to go well for the defendants.