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Politics Rudy Giuliani says Trump will 'raid every one of Biden's houses' if the former president wins the 2024 presidential election

22:20  13 august  2022
22:20  13 august  2022 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference in New York on June 7, 2022. Mary Altaffer/Associated Press © Mary Altaffer/Associated Press Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference in New York on June 7, 2022. Mary Altaffer/Associated Press
  • Giuliani says Trump will "raid every one of Biden's houses" if the ex-president runs and wins in 2024.
  • "Breaking into the home of a former president is a political act," Giuliani told The New York Post.
  • The FBI is probing Trump for potential violations of the Espionage Act and obstruction of justice.

Rudy Giuliani earlier this week said former President Donald Trump would "raid" President Joe Biden's homes if he were to win the White House in 2024, with the ex-personal lawyer to the former president arguing that the FBI's search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago club was a "political act."

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  The far right is calling for civil war after the FBI raid on Trump's home. Experts say that fight wouldn't look like the last one. "People's sense of the civil and civic ways of resolving disputes" is "out the window," Fiona Hill told Insider, warning of the potential for "civil conflict."Just a small crowd of supporters had gathered as of 2 p.m. Several people who said they were part of Club 45 — an independent Trump-supporting organization — said more people would assemble from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., after people were done working for the day. Traffic was becoming more backed up by 3 p.m. By 5 p.m., about 60 people had gathered on the bridge.

Giuliani, a former New York city mayor and longtime Trump loyalist, told The New York Post that Trump could use the FBI to retaliate against Biden if he were to head back to the Oval Office.

"Breaking into the home of a former president is a political act — particularly since you're breaking precedent. All of a sudden, you're the first president of the United States who introduced the banana-republic process of prosecuting your predecessor. We've avoided it for 240 years. Trump didn't do it to Hillary. Ford didn't do it," he told the newspaper.

"If Trump gets elected, the first thing he'll do is raid every one of Biden's houses," he added.

When he spoke with the newspaper, Giuliani argued at the time that the search had been conducted to aid the House committee investigating the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.

However, Friday's release of the FBI search warrant and property list revealed that agents were looking for documents connected to potential violations of the Espionage Act, which bars the unauthorized removal of defense-related information that could aid a foreign government.

Trump is also being investigated for potential obstruction of justice violations.

As Trump's onetime personal lawyer, Giuliani played a pivotal role in the former president's administration — and after the ex-commander-in-chief left the Oval Office last year.

Giuliani for years has sought to shine a light on the work of presidential son Hunter Biden, who at one point sat on the board of the Ukrainian natural-gas company Burisma Holdings.

The House in December 2019 voted to charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress regarding his alleged efforts to solicit Ukraine's interference in the 2020 presidential election. However, he was acquitted by the Senate on both articles of impeachment in February 2020.

Giuliani was especially dogged in seeking information about Hunter Biden's business dealings from a laptop that reportedly belonged to the lawyer and former member of the Amtrak board of directors.

Republicans are angling to investigate Hunter Biden if they capture one or both of chambers of Congress this fall, even as the Department of Justice continues its investigation of the presidential son. (He could potentially face charges that include tax violations, per The New York Times.)

Giuliani has also been one of the fiercest proponents of Trump's challenges to the 2020 presidential election.

In "Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency," the writer Michael Wolff detailed how Giuliani reportedly wanted Trump to declare victory shortly after polls closed in much of the country on election night in November 2020.

"We've won! We need to declare victory!" Giuliani told a group at the time that included then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and then-Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien.

"If we don't say we won, they will steal it from us. Look, we've won Michigan!" Giuliani added. (Trump went on to lose Michigan by a three-percentage point margin, coming up short by a little over 150,000 votes.)

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