According to media reports, American investigators have searched the New York residence of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani because of his role in the Ukraine affair. The" New York Times " as well as the TV stations CNN and NBC reported on Wednesday, citing anonymous sources, on the action of the authorities against the 76-year-old lawyer, in which, among other things, electronic items were seized. < / p>
Initially, the "New York Times" had made the searches in Manhattan's Upper East Side and in Giuliani's office in New York public. They were linked to his involvement in the Ukraine affair, which led to the first impeachment proceedings against former President Donald Trump for abuse of power. < / p>
The camp of Trump, who was voted out in November, had tried to connect the presidential rival Joe Biden with alleged dubious business dealings of his son Hunter in Ukraine. Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani played a key role in the endeavor and unsuccessfully urged Ukrainian authorities to investigate the Bidens. < / p>
According to the "New York Times", the prosecution's investigation of Giuliani also focused on whether he had exercised unfair influence on the Trump administration on behalf of Ukrainian businessmen. Biden won the election last year and has been President of the United States since January.