No Likely Charges Against Giuliani Over Ukraine Dealings

November 15, 2022

Federal prosecutors revealed Monday that former Trump attorney and New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) will not face criminal charges over his interactions with Ukrainian figures in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.

The case centered on whether Giuliani should have registered as a foreign agent because of his dealings with Ukrainians who wanted his help in dealing with then-President Trump’s Administration. In return, Giulani was looking for the Ukrainians’ help launching an investigation that might hurt Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Prosecutors with the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan wrote that after reviewing electronic evidence gathered during raids on Giuliani’s home and law office in April 2021, “Based on information currently available to the Government, criminal charges are not forthcoming.” 

They said the grand jury probe that led to the seizure of Giuliani’s electronic devices had concluded. And Giuliani’s lawyer said FBI agents had returned the 16 seized electronic devices back in August.

Giuliani has denied wrongdoing. On Monday he tweeted, “COMPLETE & TOTAL VINDICATION.”

Meanwhile, retired U.S. Federal Judge Barbara Jones, who was the special master overseeing the Giuliani case, has just been appointed to do the same in the New York State Attorney General’s $250 million lawsuit alleging fraud against the Trump Organization.

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