On Wednesday afternoon, news broke out of Manhattan that seemed to set a new tone for American politics.
Rudy Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York City and former lawyer to Donald Trump, was the target of a federal raid on his office and apartment, with investigators absconding with electronic devices and other potential “evidence”. Initial indications were that Rudy was being targeting by the feds over his dealing with Ukraine, some of which occurred during the Trump presidency.
Just hours after Rudy’s trouble, No. 45 weighed in.
Former President Donald Trump on Thursday denounced the raids by federal investigators on the Manhattan home and office of his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, defending the former New York mayor as the victim of a politically biased Justice Department.
“Rudy Giuliani is a great patriot. He does these things — he just loves this country, and they raid his apartment,” Trump told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo in an interview. “It’s, like, so unfair and such a double — it’s like a double standard like I don’t think anybody’s ever seen before.”
Trump and Rudy’s relationship took a turn for the worst late in The Don’s first term, as Giuliani ran into brick wall after brick wall attempting to convince the world that the 2020 election was stolen from his boss.
“I don’t know what they’re looking for, what they’re doing. They say it had to do with filings of various papers, lobbying filings,” Trump said, going on to allege — without offering evidence — illegal foreign lobbying by President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
And, finally, Trump appeared mournful.
“It’s a very, very unfair situation,” Trump said. “You have to understand Rudy. Rudy loves this country so much. It is so terrible when you see things that are going on in our country, with the corruption and the problems. And then they go after Rudy Giuliani. It’s very sad, actually.”