Joe Biden Was Allegedly Blindsided By Rudy Giuliani Raid

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During an interview with TODAY's show's Craig Melvin on Thursday, President Joe Biden said he was blindsided by the FBI's raid of Rudy Giuliani's home, Raw Story reported.

"I made a pledge I would not interfere in any way... to stop any investigation the Justice Department had," he said.

"I learned about that last night when the rest of the world learned about it, my word," "I had no idea this was underway."

According to Biden, he does not expect to be briefed by the Department Of Justice.

Biden Slammed Donald Trump's Justice Department

During the interview, Biden also took aim at the Justice Department under his predecessor, Donald Trump.

"This last administration politicized the Justice Department so badly, so many of them quit, so many left because that's not the role -- that's not the role of a president to say who should be prosecuted, when they should be prosecuted, who should be not prosecuted."

According to Biden, the Justice Department should not serve the president, as he believes the department did under Trump.

Investigators Seized Giuliani's Electronic Devices

Investigators raided Giuliani's Manhattan apartment and office on Wednesday and seized his electronic devices, CNN reported. 

The outlet noted that the raid is linked to a probe that has been in action for over two years. The inquiry examines Giuliani's Ukraine activity linked to his efforts to find dirt on Biden and his son amid the 2020 election.

Raw Story noted that federal agents also seized the phone of Washington attorney Victoria Toensing, who worked with Giuliani on Ukraine-related matters and acted as an adviser for Trump.

Giuliani Is Also Linked To A Georgia Probe

Rudy Giuliani at an event.
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Giuliani is also facing scrutiny due to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' probe into Trump's purported attempts to meddle in Georgia's election.

As The Inquisitr reported, Giuliani could be charged with racketeering for his alleged ties to the scheme. The probe is reportedly looking into multiple times where Giuliani's words could have constituted illegal activity. 

In one instance, the lawyer appears to have lied to a Georgia State Senate committee about evidence that could prove the 2020 election was rigged. No evidence has yet to support his claim.

Trump Threw His Support Behind Giuliani

Trump came to the defense of Giuliani during a Thursday interview with Fox Business, CNBC reported.

"He just loves this country," the real estate mogul said.

"And they raid his apartment, it’s like, so unfair and such a double -- like a double standard, like I don’t think anybody’s ever seen before."

Trump called Giuliani a "patriot" and expressed dismay at the FBI's actions.

As noted by CNBC, Trump is also linked to a criminal investigation being carried out by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.