Rudy Giuliani, ex-Trump lawyer, will not be charged for his activities in Ukraine
Rudy Giuliani was former US President Donald Trump's lawyer.
L' Former Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani will not be charged for his lobbying activities in Ukraine, at the heart of the former president's first impeachment trial, federal prosecutors announced Monday.
In April 2021, the former New York mayor's apartment was subject to a high-profile search and electronic devices were seized as part of an investigation on its activities in Ukraine.
The government wishes to notify the court that the grand jury investigation leading to this search is complete and that, based on the information gathered, no criminal charges are planned, federal prosecutor Damian Williams wrote to the judge handling the case on Monday.
Rudy Giuliani's business in Ukraine came to light in the fall of 2019 when the House of Representatives impeached the Republican president for abuse of power.
The elected officials accused Donald Trump of having imposed as a condition for military aid to Ukraine the delivery of compromising information on the son of his Democratic rival Joe Biden. And Rudy Giuliani had emerged as a centerpiece of the pressure exerted on kyiv.
Donald Trump had finally been acquitted by the Senate and Rudy Giuliani had remained his personal lawyer. In 2020, he had been at the maneuver during the billionaire's crusade against the result of the presidential election, but he had failed to convince the courts of the existence of massive electoral fraud.
Rudy Giuliani remains the subject of an investigation in the State of Georgia on the pressure exerted in this context on local election officials.