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Alan Dershowitz slams FBI raid on Rudy Giuliani’s apartment

Legal professional Alan Dershowitz on Sunday defined why he agreed to assist Rudy Giuliani as the previous mayor is investigated over his Ukraine dealings — slamming the US as a “banana republic” after the FBI raided Giuliani’s Manhattan house.

Dershowitz, a Harvard legislation professor who served on President Donald Trump’s impeachment authorized staff, mentioned it was “inappropriate” for the federal brokers to execute a search warrant at Giuliani’s Higher East Facet apartment final week.

“In banana republics, in Castro‘s Cuba, in lots of elements of the world when a candidate loses for president, they go after the candidate, they go after his legal professionals, they go after his buddies,” Dershowitz informed host John Catsimatidis on the “Cats Roundtable” podcast Sunday.

“That’s occurring in America now. They’re going after Rudy Giuliani,” he continued, noting that Giuliani was the US legal professional for the Southern District of New York within the 1980s.

Dershowitz argued {that a} subpoena would have been extra applicable, provided that Giuliani would possibly preserve privileged data from his personal shoppers at his house.

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani had his Manhattan home raided by the FBI on April 28, 2021.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani had his Manhattan house raided by the FBI on April 28, 2021.
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“A search warrant on a lawyer or a physician or a priest? You don’t use search warrants,” he mentioned.

“You don’t use search warrants when folks have privileged data on their cellphones and of their computer systems. You employ a subpoena. The distinction between a subpoena and a search warrant is like evening and day … It’s simply not constitutional,” he mentioned.

Federal prosecutors are reportedly wanting into whether or not Giuliani illegally lobbied for Trump on behalf of officers and oligarchs in Ukraine.

Dershowitz mentioned he believes Giuliani has a robust case to problem federal prosecutors in the event that they accessed his iCloud account in early 2019 when he was the president’s lawyer — a declare that Giuliani made final week, with out offering additional particulars.

“They gave Rudy Giuliani plenty of authorized arguments that he can prevail on,” Dershowitz mentioned.

The Upper East Side home of Rudy Giuliani that was raided in April.
The Higher East Facet house of Rudy Giuliani that was raided in April.
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“Apparently, they went after the [iCloud] and different materials and data with out telling him. That’s simply not the way in which the federal government is meant to deal with its residents.”

Dershowitz mentioned Giuliani referred to as him Saturday to ask if he’d signify him attributable to his constitutional experience.

“Rudy and I’ve had our disagreements through the years about every part, however we utterly agree concerning the Structure,” Dershowitz mentioned.

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