WASHINGTON (AP) – The question of declaring Rudy ul Uliani’s posts wanted by the Justice Department in recent months has been murmured at the Justice Department, dividing New York’s Washington officials unresolved into a new leadership team. ,
The new crowd solved it dramatically this week. On Wednesday, federal agents raided the home of former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer’s office, collecting phones and computers as an investigation into whether he had violated US lobbying laws by not being registered as a foreign agent in his case.
It is not clear why Justice Department officials chose to go on strike at this time, but that was not the case for the agency under new Attorney General Merrick Garland. The move was just one of a series of headline decisions made by the department, which moved rapidly in terms of investigations and policy-making.
Over the past two weeks, President Biden’s attorney general has also vowed to run the department’s civil rights center, announcing large-scale investigations into police stations in Minneapolis and Louisville, as well as hate crime charges against three Georgian men, the assassination of Ahmad Arberi.
The FBI’s operation in New York on Wednesday was particularly notable for both the importance of the Giuliani investigation and the heated debate in the Trump-era Department of Justice over the search warrant.
New York prosecutors wanted to issue a warrant for ul-uliani last fall as part of an investigation into whether he did not register as a foreign agent in dealings with Ukrainian officials. But that request was denied by officials from the Deputy Attorney General’s Office in Washington. During the debate over the investigative tactics, they raised concerns both before and after the election, and did not sign the verdict, said many people familiar with the matter.
The new leadership team led by Garland seems to have come to a different conclusion, although it is not clear on what grounds. The new Deputy Attorney General, Lisa Monaco, and his Deputy Attorney General, John von Carlin, formerly head of the Department of Homeland Security, which is responsible for enforcing the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, will likely be investigating as it moves forward.
Former Justice Department official David Laufmann said it would be wise for the new leadership team to review the judicial process, especially if they believe the previous administration made the wrong decision on “important investigations that are very important.” :
Stuart Gerson, who served as attorney general in the early weeks of the Clinton administration before Annette Reno was confirmed, says it is common for new leaders to make big decisions when they take office.
“You have a summary book on your desk. “If you did not know them before, you know them now,” said Gerson. “Whatever your philosophy, you see that some of these things are directly relevant to meeting the needs of society.”
In order to receive testimonials from the judge, the prosecutor’s office had to present the probable reason for Gi Uliani’s violation of the law. He denied all the wrongdoings and tried to discredit the investigation on Thursday.
Investigators say they are investigating FARA, said Robert Costello, Ul Uliani’s lawyer. At least one decree also seeks information on former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who was fired by Trump two years ago.
Yovanovitch was a key figure in the first impeachment case against Trump, describing in detail the campaign by Ulyan այլ’s campaign by Trump’s other allies that preceded his ouster in 2019.
The fact that the order mentions Yovanovitch, that he is looking for Gi uliani’s “several Ukrainians”, indicates that the authorities are trying to find out whether Gi Gi ու լի ու: ջանք’s efforts to oust the ambassador were dictated by Trump or the Ukrainians. This distinction is possible because federal law requires everyone to lobby the United States on behalf of a foreign state or entity to register with the Department of Justice.
The 76-year-old former mayor of New York, Ul Uliani, who has been running for office since 9/11, has been a staunch supporter of Trump and halted his failed legal attempt to overthrow the election by falsely claiming it was a mass effort. Democrats falsified the results, although election officials from both political parties and Trump Attorney General William Barn said there had been no widespread electoral fraud.
Ul Uliani was also deeply involved in encouraging Ukraine to find malicious information about Biden ahead of the 2020 election by meeting with a Ukrainian lawmaker whom US officials describe as an active Russian agent who released recordings during the 2020 presidency. campaign in an attempt to discredit Biden.
Ul Uliani also worked hard to overthrow Yovanovitch, whose removal was one of the key issues in Trump’s first impeachment case. Yovanovitch, a career diplomat who served for decades under both Republican and Democratic presidents and was first appointed by Ronald Reagan, testified in the cold-blooded impeachment of Ul Uliani’s “dirty campaign” against him.
Major decisions are still pending in the Department of Justice with other possible but unrelated investigations that Garland inherited from the Trump administration, including a tax investigation into President Biden’s son Hunter; Matt Gaets.