Former Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox News Monday and accused federal prosecutors of trying to “frame” him by using the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) over his support for the former president, who employed him as a personal attorney. he also complained that prosecutors didn’t let him know about their intentions of raining his apartment and office ahead of time.
During his interview, the former New York City mayor claimed that an ongoing investigation into whether he had violated FARA by working as an unregistered agent for Ukrainian clients was an effort by Trump’s political enemies to target the former president’s associates. However, the investigation was authorized by then-attorney general Bill Barr, a Trump ally.
“They are trying to frame me,” Giuliani told Fox News. “They are trying to find something they can make into a crime, some technical violation, some mistake I made,” he added before complaining that prosecutors didn’t let him know about their intentions ahead of time because they wanted to embarrass him publicly due to his support for Trump.
“Usually a person who has been a former assistant U.S. attorney, a U.S. attorney, a mayor, the associate attorney general, usually they receive a subpoena — not have their home raided,” Giuliani said.
The comments are Giuliani’s latest attempt to explain the ongoing federal investigation surrounding his work in Ukraine. He faces allegations, according to multiple news reports, that he lobbied the Trump administration on behalf of top Ukrainian officials to secure the firing of Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to the country.