Federal prosecutors investigating Rudy Giuliani have seized material from a wider array of individuals than previously disclosed, including messages from email and iCloud accounts they believe belong to two former Ukrainian government officials, as well as the cell phone and iPad of a pro-Trump Ukrainian businessman, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday.
The court filing contained redacted portions that CNN was able to read by copying and pasting them into another document, which then disclosed that federal prosecutors have “historical and prospective cell site information” related to Giuliani and another lawyer, Victoria Toensing, both of whom were the subjects of search warrants executed late last month. Though prosecutors had previously indicated that their investigation was expansive and encompassed people beyond Giuliani and Toensing, they hadn’t publicly identified the other recipients of subpoenas or subjects of search warrants.Prosecutors are investigating whether Giuliani violated foreign lobbying laws by operating on behalf of Ukrainian officials when he sought the removal of the then-US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, while urging Ukraine to investigate Trump’s political rival, then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and his son Hunter.
Barr stopped the investigation into Giuliani so he was not arrested when his pals Lev & Igor were. Now Trump can’t pardon him. Who else is happy to see him face justice?
— Grandma Grit 🌎 (@grandmagrit) May 25, 2021
The prosecution also appears to have pursued material connected to Giuliani’s efforts abroad. Lutsenko, whose email account prosecutors targeted, met with Giuliani several times, and several former US State Department officials testified that he was part of a smear campaign against Yovanovich. Lutsenko falsely said that Yovanovich was speaking negatively about Trump and that she gave him a “do not prosecute” list.
Just a reminder:
Jim Jordan took money from Giuliani.
Knowing Giuliani was the target of a federal investigation.
While on the committee that oversees the Justice Department. https://t.co/7VbDxvJw2x
— Jeff Sites for Congress (@Sites4Congress) May 20, 2021
Watch CNN’s segment about the Giuliani investigation, below.