During an interview over the weekend, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that his lawyer, Robert Costello, was told that the FBI monitored both Giuliani’s and former President Donald Trump’s iCloud messages and chats during the impeachment hearings that took place in 2019.
Giuliani told WABC Radio that his lawyer was told about the surveillance by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan.
“He asked [the prosecutor] to repeat it because he couldn’t believe it was true. To me they just trashed the president of the United States,” Giuliani said.
The wiretapping took place after House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry against the former president because of a phone call that took place between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Trump.
Meanwhile, the Justice Department, while I’m defending [Trump] on [the Impeachment Inquiry] with others, invaded my iCloud. I can’t fathom that would be done to an ordinary citizen,” Giuliani said. “The president doesn’t have any more rights than anybody else, but he doesn’t have any less. To me, they just trashed the president of the United States like he has no constitutional rights.”
Just last week, agents carried out a search warrant of the former mayor’s home and confiscated electronic devices from Giuliani.