Eight months ago the Feds raided Rudy Giuliani’s home and seized his electronic devices. Since that time we’ve heard relatively little about the criminal case against Giuliani, and some skeptics have begun bashing the DOJ for not being more “aggressive” and such. But in reality, the federal court system had been holding up the case – until now.
Because many of Giuliani’s seized communications were with his “client” Donald Trump, he argued that they were covered under attorney-client privilege. This kind of privilege goes out the window when it’s clear that the attorney and client were communicating for the purpose of committing a crime together. But the courts have to suss out which communications are allowable as evidence and which aren’t.
To that end, the court appointed special master finished the sorting process earlier this week and turned over the majority of the seized Giuliani communications to the DOJ, per court filings. So now, as of a few days ago, the DOJ finally has its hands on the incriminating evidence that it seized from Giuliani’s home eight months ago.
This means that once the DOJ works its way through this evidence, follows up on any new leads, and puts the case in front of a grand jury, it can indict and arrest Rudy Giuliani. It’s taken far too long, but that’s not the DOJ’s fault – Merrick Garland and the DOJ do not control what court appointed special masters decide to do. But the bottom line is that Rudy is now out of time.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report