Rudy Giuliani appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show on his first public appearance since the FBI raid.
During the interview with Tucker he discredited the raid was quoted saying
The raid was unnecessary because I offered two years ago to provide federal prosecutors my electronic devices and to talk it over with them. They also were completely content to rely on my word that these were Hunter Biden’s hard drives. I mean, they could have been Donald Trump’s. They could have been Vladimir Putin’s. They could have been anybody’s. But they relied on me, the man who had to be raided in the morning,” he said.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) April 30, 2021
‘All Of Us Are Innocent’: Rudy Giuliani Tells Tucker Carlson About FBI Raiding His Home https://t.co/2ros2baGV3
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 30, 2021
The Daily Caller had more to say:
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani gave his first television interview on Tucker Carlson Thursday night after the FBI raided his home.
Federal prosecutors carried out a search warrant Wednesday morning on Giuliani’s Upper East Side apartment over Giuliani’s alleged unregistered lobbying for foreign governments. A number of the former mayor’s electronic devices were seized.
Giuliani told Carlson that seven FBI agents showed up at his home around 6:00 in the morning with a warrant for electronics. He claimed that he has offered to give his devices to the government for two years and was surprised by the warrant, saying that even the FBI agents seemed “somewhat apologetic.” The agents took seven or eight of Giuliani’s devices and two of someone else’s devices, the former mayor said.
Giuliani also claimed that the FBI chose not to take Hunter Biden’s hard drives.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) April 30, 2021
The Daily Wire also reported:
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Thursday for his first television interview since federal investigators raided his Manhattan home and office.
The federal agents “seized the former New York City mayor’s electronic devices in connection with a probe of whether he violated the law by lobbying the Trump administration on behalf of Ukrainian officials,” according to Fox News.
Giuliani told Carlson that he “recalled being woken by a loud ‘bang’ at 6 a.m. Wednesday and being greeted by seven FBI agents at his door with a search warrant.”
“I looked at the warrant, and I said, ‘You know, this is extraordinary because I offered to give these to the government and talk it over with them for two years,’” said Giuliani, adding that the federal investigators remained in his apartment for “nearly two hours,” seizing devices such as laptops and cell phones.
“I don’t know why they have to do this,” Giuliani said, claiming that the agents “seemed somewhat apologetic,” and were “very professional and very gentlemanly.”
Calling feds 'bullies,' Rudy Giuliani defiant a day after FBI raided home, officehttps://t.co/FzUZKuEdK1
— KWKT FOX 44 (@KWKTFOX44) April 30, 2021
The Hill added:
Former President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Thursday said there was no justification for an FBI raid on his apartment earlier in the week and denied any wrongdoing.
“There was no justification for that warrant, it is illegal, unconstitutional warrant,” Giuliani told Tucker Carlson in an appearance on his prime-time Fox News
Giuliani said that seven FBI agents arrived outside his door at 7 a.m. on Wednesday with a warrant for electronics. He claimed that the warrant is based on one instance of failing to file as a foreign agent when he represented a Ukrainian national that he says he never actually represented.