Former President Donald Trump argued the raid of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s apartment is like nothing he “has ever seen before” on Thursday during a Fox Business interview and lamented what he suggested is the tragic mistreatment of the former mayor.
“Rudy Giuliani is a great patriot. He just loves this country and they raid his apartment. It’s so unfair and it’s like a double standard like I don’t think anybody’s ever seen before,” Trump said. “It’s very, very unfair.”
Federal investigators searched Giuliani’s New York City apartment on Wednesday. They reportedly confiscated the former Trump lawyer’s electronic devices.
“I don’t know what they’re looking for or what they’re doing,” Trump said. “They say it had to do with filings of various papers and lobbying files.”
The former president argued the government’s targeting of Giulani is unfair, especially in comparison with other corruption in the nation. “It’s so terrible when you see the things going on in our country with the corruption and problems and they go after Rudy Giuliani. It’s very sad, actually.”
The U.S. Attorney’s office had a warrant to search Giuliani’s apartment for months but had been blocked. The raid took place after the confirmation of Attorney General Merrick Garland, the Times reported.
Giuliani denied any wrongdoing and condemned the search warrants.
Giuliani’s son Andrew briefly addressed reporters outside of his father’s apartment on Wednesday to denounce the Department of Justice. According to CNN, he noted if this can happen to “the former president’s lawyer, this could happen to any American.”