Federal Investigators in Giuliani Probe Seeking Evidence Related to Marie Yovanovitch: Report

Marie Yovanovitch testifies as part of the impeachment inquiry into then-president Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., November 15, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/ Reuters)

Manhattan federal prosecutors sought evidence relating to former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, as well as communications between Rudy Giuliani and a number of Ukrainian officials, in a raid on Giuliani’s apartment on Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Search warrants executed by federal agents sought communications between Giuliani and his associates who pushed for Yovanovitch’s ouster as ambassador in 2019, people familiar with the warrants told the Journal. The warrants reportedly sought evidence connected with former Ukrainian prosecutors general Viktor Shokin and Yuriy Lutsenko, former prosecutor Kostiantyn Kulyk, and former president Petro Poroshenko.

Federal U.S. prosectors have investigated the theory that Giuliani pushed to remove Yovanovitch at the urging of Ukrainian officials, in exchange for information about the Biden family dealings in Ukraine. If true, prosecutors could charge Giuliani with violating federal lobbying laws.

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