‘Complete & Total Vindication’: Giuliani celebrates as feds drop case after early morning raid

Odd how an election seems to function as a cleanser of sorts when it comes to the actions taken by government agencies in the alleged interest of justice.

With most of the counting done after last week’s midterm elections, federal prosecutors in New York have informed the presiding judge that they do not plan to bring criminal charges against Rudy Giuliani following a dramatic early morning raid on his Upper East Side apartment.

The April 2021 raid on the former mayor of New York City who was also President Donald Trump’s personal attorney was reportedly part of a criminal investigation into Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine.

“Based on information currently available to the Government, criminal charges are not forthcoming,” prosecutors said in a letter to the judge, according to CBS News, further noting that the grand jury probe that led to the raid had concluded.

In effect, a review of the electronic devices confiscated produced no evidence to support the charge, prompting Giuliani to tweet: COMPLETE & TOTAL VINDICATION

“In my business, we would call that total victory,” Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello, told The Associated Press. “We appreciate what the US attorney’s has done. We only wish they had done it a lot sooner.”

The New York Times reported at the time the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan and the FBI had been trying to secure a search warrant for Giuliani’s phones for months and that executing a search warrant against a lawyer for a former president “marks a major turning point in the long-running investigation into Mr. Giuliani.”

So much for turning points, though it could be argued that the blaring headlines generated by the action served to further undermine Donald Trump and the MAGA movement in America.

Giuliani’s lawyers argued that the early morning raids on his home and office were not necessary because he had made clear in 2019 that he would cooperate, according to the Daily Mail.

His legal team said prosecutors instead “simply chose to treat a distinguished lawyer as if he was the head of a drug cartel or a terrorist, in order to create maximum prejudicial coverage of both Giuliani, and his most well known client – the former President of the United States.”

Trump noted then that President Joe Biden and his son Hunter did not file lobbying registrations related to Ukraine, as he denounced the raid.

“Rudy Giuliani is a great patriot. He just loves this country and they raid his apartment. It’s so unfair and it’s like a double standard like I don’t think anybody’s ever seen before,” Trump said. “It’s very, very unfair.”

Here are but a few responses to the story from Twitter:

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