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Feds raid Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan apartment, accelerating inquiry into Ukraine dealings

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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington on Nov. 19, 2020. A law enforcement official tells the Associated Press that federal investigators have executed a search warrant at Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan residence. The former New York City mayor has been under investigation for several years over his business dealings in Ukraine.

Federal authorities raided the Manhattan apartment of former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Wednesday amid a continuing investigation into the former New York mayor’s dealings in Ukraine, a person familiar with the matter said.

The move represents the highest-profile action yet as part of the inquiry into Giuliani’s lobbying efforts in Ukraine at a time when he was searching for damaging information to assist Trump in the race against President Joe Biden.

The development was first reported by the New York Times.

Giuliani and his lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The Justice Department declined comment Wednesday; the FBI did not respond to inquiries. 

Federal investigators have been examining Giuliani since at least early 2019, as part of his business dealings with Ukranian-born Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, of Belarus, who had been indicted in the fall of 2019 on campaign finance charges.

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