It has been reported that federal authorities in Manhattan have executed a search warrant at Rudy Giuliani's apartment on Wednesday as part of a criminal probe into his dealings in Ukraine.
Read on for the details.
Now, Giuliani hasn't had the easiest few months.
The nightmare began for the former New York Mayor in October 2020, when Sacha Baron Cohen released his controversial movie, Borat 2.
But we have to admit, the rest was all down to Giuliani himself...
Borat 2 mercilessly targeted the former president, Donald Trump and his team directly...
And, in the movie's most famous moment, caught Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, in a very compromising position.
Giuliani unknowingly featured in a scene with the twenty-four-year-old actor, Maria Bakalova.
But, in the movie, she portrayed the character of Borat's fifteen-year-old daughter, who he was trying to "marry off."
She pretended to be a conservative TV journalist who had requested an interview with Giuliani...
via: YouTubeBut during their chat, Giuliani can reportedly be seen trying to hold her hand, give her compliments, and follow her to the bedroom.
Giuliani was evidently under the impression that this was a legitimate interview...
via: YouTubeAnd he didn't even catch on when Baron-Cohen came in the room disguised as a cameraman. At the end of their interview, Bakalova's character then removed the microphones and the pair moved through to the bedroom.
Giuliani was then seen laying on the bed and putting his hands down his pants as the young woman stood over him...
via: YouTubeBefore Baron-Cohen bursts into the room shouting, "She's fifteen, she's too old for you!".
Since the incriminating scene was released to the public, Giuliani was quick to deliver an explanation.
(1) The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment.… https://t.co/F6blogHGQf— Rudy W. Giuliani (@Rudy W. Giuliani)1603316544.0
Things were quick to turn political...
(3) This is an effort to blunt my relentless exposure of the criminality and depravity of Joe Biden and his entire… https://t.co/yBNMULnsjb— Rudy W. Giuliani (@Rudy W. Giuliani)1603316545.0
But, Giuliani actually addressed this incident months ago during an interview with the New York Post and said he called the police on the unknown man at the time.
via: GettyHe said: "This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit. It was a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top, it looked absurd. He had the beard, bare legs, and wasn't what I would call distractingly attractive."
The former mayor felt like he was the one to have the last laugh...
"This person comes in yelling and screaming, and I thought this must be a scam or a shakedown, so I reported it to the police. He then ran away... I only later realized it must have been Sacha Baron Cohen. I thought about all the people he previously fooled and I felt good about myself because he didn't get me."
Following this series of events, you may have expected Giuliani to keep his head down...
"Do you think we're stupid? Do you think we're fools?" —Rudy Giuliani in Philadelphia, discussing the PA vote.… https://t.co/ysAw3i9Boj— The Recount (@The Recount)1604526972.0
And, shortly following Joe Biden's election win, Giuliani made yet another fool out of himself with the Four Seasons fiasco.
Rudy Giuliani accidentally booking Four Seasons Total Landscaping for a press conference instead of the Four Seasons Hotel may be the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/TRuSOK384v— Hamish Mitchell (@H_MitchellPhoto) November 8, 2020
Instead of booking the Four Seasons Hotel for a Trump press conference, he accidentally booked the Four Seasons Total Landscaping in northeast Philadelphia.
The whole mishap was embarrassing for not only Giuliani but for the entire Trump-Pence administration.
And who can forget the hair dye incident?
Where will the Rudy Giuliani hair dye demonstrations take place? pic.twitter.com/K0fquuuJ5f— SitRep (@isherwoodtim5) January 17, 2021
During a news conference in the week following Biden's win, a nervous Giuliani appeared to sweat off the very hair dye from his head as he continued to allege various accusations of fraud against the Biden-Harris administration.
And, just when you thought the dust had finally settled...
Things have taken a nosedive once again.
Reports released by the former president's office recently claimed that Trump will no longer be represented by Giuliani.
These reports were revealed when both men were sued by a House Democratic lawmaker under the Reconstruction-era Ku Klux Klan Act over the Capitol riot.
Giuliani led Trump's failed effort to overturn the election results in the states he lost...
#BreakingNews Rudy Giuliani is no longer working for Donald Trump as his personal attorney. According to Jason Miller he was fired by Trump.— ⚪️Johnathan Ford⚪️ (@FordJohnathan5) February 16, 2021
And traveled the country to make the case for "massive fraud," even after contracting COVID-19 following a visit to the White House.
A Trump spokesperson told the Daily Mail:
"Mayor Giuliani is not currently representing President Trump in any legal matters." He also disputed the characterization that Giuliani was not involved in Trump's impeachment defense.
And, on the rumors that the decision had any connection to the new lawsuit, he added:
"No connection - he's just not actively representing the President in any legal matters."
He then said of Giuliani, who goes back years with Trump:
"The mayor remains an ally and a friend," and said there was "no split or divorce or anything of the sort."
The New York Times reported that federal authorities in Manhattan have executed a search warrant at Rudy Giuliani's apartment and office.
This has marked a significant escalation in a criminal probe into his dealings in Ukraine.
A law enforcement official confirmed to The Daily Beast the news.
It's been reported investigators seized Giuliani's electronic devices and searched both his Madison Avenue apartment and Park Avenue office at about 6 AM.
This has got rumors that Giuliani was trying to dig for dirt on Joe Biden and Hunter Biden in Ukraine swirling again.
Stay tuned for more updates.