The raid on Rudy Giuliani’s apartment has reportedly sent fears through Donald Trump’s inner circle — and Ivanka could be next.
There are people in Donald Trump’s inner circle who thought they could never be touched.
But their world is starting to unravel, with fears those closest to the former president are next in the firing line after Rudy Giuliani’s apartment and the office were raided. Not only do insiders believe the raid sent a strong message from the feds on what could be to come, they think Mr. Trump’s former lawyer won’t remain fiercely loyal and is likely to roll. That means the likes of Ivanka, her husband Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr, and even the former president could be ratted out for Mr. Giuliani to save his own backside from prison.
Federal investigators on Wednesday executed a search warrant at the Manhattan apartment as they probed Mr. Giuliani’s business dealings with Ukraine, seizing computers and files to help in the inquiry looking at whether Mr. Giuliani engaged in illegal lobbying for Ukrainian officials. But Trump insiders told CNN the raid was orchestrated to send a message to his inner circle, and it had worked, with a sense of fear ignited in those who believed they weren’t in the firing line. This was a show of force that sent a strong message to a lot of people in Trump’s
world that other things may be coming down the pipeline,” one Trump adviser said. “I can’t for the life of me think why you would need to send seven FBI agents to go and collect a cellphone and laptop.” Mr. Giuliani, once a top New York prosecutor before becoming a celebrated mayor of the city, was a personal lawyer for Trump when the president was impeached in December 2019 for seeking political help from Ukraine.