Rudy Giuliani tried to divert attention from his own legal troubles by citing a report in the New York Post that mentioned this Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company that once served on the board of President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden, is under investigation by the Justice Department.
"Did one of Ukraine's crooked oligarchs pay Hunter millions for his expertise OR was he trying to get VP Biden to step in to rescue the $ 5 billion he stole from Ukraine and keep his Burisma company? ”He wrote .
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Did one of Ukraine's crooked oligarchs pay Hunter millions for his expertise OR was he trying to get VP Biden to step in to rescue the $ 5 billion he stole from Ukraine and keep his company Burisma? https://t.co/2sCadxmFtK
– Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) June 4, 2021
Giuliani had his house searched by federal agents as part of a federal investigation into its business relations with Ukraine.
Last month, during an interview with Fox News personality Tucker Carlson, he shared his experience while remembering Hunter Biden.
“Well, around six in the morning there was a big bang! Bang! Bang! There were seven FBI agents on the door and outside with an electronics arrest warrant, ”Giuliani began. "And I looked at the warrant and said, 'This is extraordinary because I offered to give this to the government and talk to them for two years." "
Giuliani said the agents were "professional" but were not interested in three hard drives that he claimed belonged to Hunter Biden.
"I said, 'Are you sure you don't want her?" I mean, the arrest warrant made her do it, "said Giuliani. "And they said 'No!'"
Giuliani indicated that the agents failed to honor their arrest warrant by refusing to take her away.
“They were also perfectly happy to take my word for it that these are Hunter Biden's hard drives. I mean, they could have been Donald Trump's. You could be Vladimir Putin. They could be from anyone. But they relied on me, the man who had to be mugged in the morning, ”he said.
Conspiracy theories about Hunter Biden's business have been popular in conservative circles for some time.
Last year, a The New York Post investigation released emails suggesting that Hunter Biden introduced his father to an executive at Burisma Holdings – a Ukrainian gas company – in 2015 by Republicans accusing the tech giant of censoring conservative voices.
A federal judge last week approved A request from the Department of Justice to appoint an independent supervisor to review materials seized from Giuliani's apartment.The move is part of an effort to filter out any privileged documents obtained in the course of the investigation into Giuliani, former attorney for former President Donald Trump . The judge also denied Giuliani's efforts to challenge the legality of the search warrant, as well as an earlier one that was executed two years ago.
Alan is a writer, editor, and news junkie from New York.