It turns out the Feds didn’t just raid the home of Rudy Giuliani today. They also raided the home of another Trump “lawyer” today, Victoria Toensing, who along with Giuliani was also knee deep in the Trump-Ukraine scandal. In addition, the search warrant against Giuliani specifically named his communications with John Solomon, who wrote the infamous phony op-ed hyping the imaginary Hunter Biden scandal to begin with.
It’s now abundantly clear that the Feds aren’t simply looking to target Giuliani for the dirty foreign money he took, and call it a day. Instead, they’re going after the entire Trump-Ukraine scandal. This is the scandal that got Trump impeached the first time, after he tried to pressure the leader of Ukraine into opening a phony criminal probe into Hunter Biden, in the hope of altering the outcome of the 2020 election.
Here’s the thing. If you’re targeting everyone who was involved in a particular criminal conspiracy, then by definition you’re gunning for the kingpin of that criminal conspiracy. The kingpin in this instance certainly wasn’t Rudy – and it wasn’t Bill Barr either, though he had his fingers in it. The kingpin was Donald Trump, and everyone knows it.
This makes it fairly clear that the Feds really are looking to get to Donald Trump in this Ukraine scandal investigation. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll get to him. They’ll probably need the testimony of an insider such as Giuliani or Toensing in order to prove to a jury that Trump really was pulling the strings. So it’s clear that right now the Feds are pitting these Ukraine scandal players against each other to see who flips first. After all, everyone knows that only the first person to flip gets a lenient deal.
Keep in mind that this federal probe into the Ukraine scandal is entirely separate from the ongoing criminal case against Donald Trump in New York State. In that instance, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office already has more than enough evidence to indict and convict Trump for various financial crimes. So Trump is going down in New York. If the Feds are also able to get to him, it’ll be icing on the cake.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report