Federal investigators on Wednesday seized cellphones and computers from Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City who became President Donald J. Trump’s personal lawyer, stepping up a criminal investigation into Mr. Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine, three people with knowledge of the investigation said.
F.B.I. agents executed search warrants around 6 a.m. at Mr. Giuliani’s apartment on Madison Avenue and his Park Avenue office in Manhattan, carting away the electronic devices, Mr. Giuliani confirmed in a statement.
The execution of search warrants is an extraordinary action for prosecutors to take against a lawyer, let alone a lawyer for a former president. The move marked a major development in the long-running investigation into Mr. Giuliani, which examines some of the same people and conduct that were at the center of Mr. Trump’s first impeachment trial.
It was also a remarkable moment in Mr. Giuliani’s long arc as a public figure.
To repeat, yet again, it’s unfuckingbelievable the degree to which IOKIYAR’s become SOP.
Batshit insane wingnuttery is, to the elite media, one side of both sides.
High Broderism is catechism.
And, to be clear, I’m not defending the mainstream Democratic Party.
Lesser-of-evils isn’t absence of, um, evil.
But the GOP’s bugfuck nuts.
And that’s putting it nicely.
So nuts they spent an entire election cycle assuming they’d cow the press into turning Hunter Biden into the bastard spawn of HRC…while all the time they were up to their eyeballs…in the same place.
And while they didn’t quite manage to jerk the chain enough to eke out an Electoral College win, Rick Perry, former DOE head, isn’t even an afterthought these days.
Try to imagine the press ignoring anything like that in a Democratic administration.