President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Tuesday lashed out against federal prosecutors investigating him, suggesting they are acting as “secret police” and serving the political interests of President-elect Joe Biden.
Giuliani’s Twitter rant against the Department of Justice came a day after NBC News reported that federal prosecutors in New York are requesting approval from top DOJ officials to seek a search warrant from a judge for Giuliani’s electronic communications.
It came on the same day that judges in U.S. District Court in Manhattan formally appointed Audrey Strauss as the top federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, effective Jan. 16.
Strauss, who is overseeing the probe of Giuliani, has been serving as acting U.S. attorney for the SDNY since last summer, when her predecessor, Geoffrey Berman, was forced out.
Sources told NBC that the SDNY’s investigation of Giuliani is “very active.”