Rudy Giuliani, former NYC Mayor and longtime lawyer/confidante to Donald Trump, is in a bit of a bind at the moment, having taken a bit of a tumble from grace in the post-Trump era.
Well, to be fair, Giuliani wasn’t coasting along sweetly for months before Joe Biden’s inauguration, having been tasked with proving to the world that the 2020 election was rigged against Donald Trump. In court, Rudy and fellow Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis were routinely shooed away by judges who barely attempted to hide their annoyance at times, and New York State has now gone so far as to suggest that Giuliani’s work in the realm of the 2020 election is enough to warrant the suspension of his law license.
Now, to make matters even worse, the Department of Justice has now doubled the number of investigations they are conducting with Rudy as a focus.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is reportedly the subject of yet another Justice Department investigation, this one focusing on possible illegal lobbying he performed on behalf of Turkish clients.
Bloomberg News ran a story Tuesday claiming that the investigation, which has been underway for the past year, is focusing on Giuliani’s 2017 work for Reza Zarrab and Fethullah Gulen.
According to the report, Giuliani, then the personal attorney to then-President Donald Trump, pressed the Trump administration to both drop charges against Zarrab relating to a sanctions-evasion scheme and extradite Gulen, who was accused of attempting a 2016 failed coup against Turkish President Recep Erdogan. Zarrab eventually submitted a guilty plea in exchange for implicating Erdogan in the scheme, while the Trump administration declined to extradite Gulen.
While Rudy could face criminal complaints in the Ukraine case, it appears as though the Turkey investigation is not criminal in nature.
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