The former New York City mayor reportedly helped prosecutors with as many as five devices, leaving prosecutors hopeful that their investigation will finally proceed further toward answering whether he will face charges
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Rudy Giuliani gave prosecutors investigating his past work in Ukraine a big helping hand by revealing the passwords to multiple devices they seized from him last year, a Tuesday night report suggests.

The electronics, including phones, are part of some 18 taken during an April 2021 FBI raid of his New York City home and office. 

Federal investigators are reportedly hopeful that a decision on criminal charges for the former Big Apple mayor could be on the horizon, according to CNN.

It comes after months of stonewalling the probe through his refusal to help them unlock the devices.

He’s met with prosecutors to unlock three devices in recent weeks, according to the report. The disgraced lawyer also sent a list of potential passwords for two others, people familiar are quoted as saying.  

The report notes it’s unclear whether he answered investigators’ questions during the meetings, but his attorney told the outlet that Giuliani has offered to sit down for an interview.

His lawyer told CNN, If you are innocent, you don’t have anything to hide and you don’t want allegation of a criminal investigation hanging over your head.’

‘You do things like giving passwords to electronic devices that we had no obligation to. If we thought there was anything bad on those devices, we wouldn’t do it. His actions speak louder than words.’ 

The former New York City mayor reportedly helped prosecutors with as many as five devices, leaving prosecutors hopeful that their investigation will finally proceed further toward answering whether he will face charges

The former New York City mayor reportedly helped prosecutors with as many as five devices, leaving prosecutors hopeful that their investigation will finally proceed further toward answering whether he will face charges

Eighteen devices were seized during high-profile raids on his home and office in April 2021

Eighteen devices were seized during high-profile raids on his home and office in April 2021

Giuliani is being investigated by the Southern District of New York, the US Attorney’s Office he once led, over whether he ran afoul of US foreign lobbying laws, allegedly working for Ukrainian officials while also being retained as Donald Trump’s personal attorney. 

He reportedly pushed for the ouster of then-US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and pressured officials there to open a corruption investigation into 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

‘All we need from the President [Zelensky] is to say, “I’m gonna put an honest prosecutor in charge, he’s gonna investigate and dig up the evidence that presently exists and is there any other evidence about involvement of the 2016 election”,’ Giuliani can be heard saying in a 2019 audio recording obtained by CNN. 

Giuliani has denied any wrongdoing and claimed in the past that he ‘never represented’ anyone from Ukraine, insisting his work in the country was in his sole capacity as Trump’s lawyer.

The ex-New York City mayor appeared to mock investigators in the ongoing federal probe for not being ‘nice’ enough during a bizarre interview with NBC New York last summer.

All of Giuliani's known legal woes are linked to his relationship with Donald Trump, though the ex-president is not implicated in anything

All of Giuliani’s known legal woes are linked to his relationship with Donald Trump, though the ex-president is not implicated in anything

Prosecutors from Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Justice Department had his phone, Giuliani said, but ‘I don’t think they’ve been able to get in.’

‘Which is why they won’t give it back,’ he added.

‘If they were nicer I would help them, but they’re not nice, they’ve been investigating me for two and a half years, and I’ve been offering to go there and explain anything they want.’

During the rambling interview he also dismissed concerns over possibly ‘imminent’ charges, claiming ‘If they charge me they’ll have to make it up.’

‘They can torture me all they want, they can put me in prison,’ the disbarred lawyer said. 

The man once celebrated as ‘America’s Mayor’ is grappling with multiple legal threats at the moment, all of them tied to his relationship with Trump. 


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He’s facing a $1.3 billion lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems over pushing false conspiracy theories including that its machines ‘rigged’ the 2020 election in Biden’s favor and that the company was backed by ‘communist money’ from Cuba and China.

A January court filing in the case indicates that Giuliani is seeking settlement talks but asserts he has ‘nothing to show remorse for’ in pushing the wild claims. 

Giuliani is also in talks with the House January 6th committee investigating the Capitol riot via his attorney, after the Democrat-led panel subpoenaed the former Trump lackey earlier this year. 

But his attorney flagged concerns last month that could derail the road to a cooperation agreement. 

It was after the committee asked a judge to waive attorney-client privilege in its case against pro-Trump lawyer John Eastman.

Giuliani has said previously that he does not intend to waive privileges in the January 6 investigation. 

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