Faulty redactions in court document show federal investigators seized more info in case against Rudy Giuliani than previously disclosed


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The court filing, which contained redacted portions that CNN was able to read by copying and pasting them into another document, also disclosed that federal prosecutors have “historical and prospective cell site information” related to Giuliani and another lawyer, Victoria Toensing, both of whom were the subjects of search warrants executed late last month.

The Ukranians include the former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, former head of the Ukrainian Fiscal Service Roman Nasirov and and businessman Alexander Levin.

The filing, written by an attorney for an indicted former Giuliani ally Lev Parnas, describes a chart in which federal prosecutors described the scope of the materials they sought and seized beginning in late 2019 and continuing through earlier this year.

Parnas’s lawyer, Joseph Bondy, filed the letter on behalf of attorneys for all of the defendants in the case, asking a federal judge for a status conference on materials seized by authorities in the searches executed Giuliani and Toensing in late April, saying the searches produced documents relevant to their case.

A spokesman for the Manhattan US Attorney’s office declined to comment.

Parnas’ lawyer, Joseph Bondy, declined to comment, and Robert Costello, a lawyer for Giuliani, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Bondy wrote that the evidence seized “likely includes e-mail, text, and encrypted communications” between Giuliani, Toensing, former President Donald Trump, former Attorney General Bill Barr, “high-level members of the Justice Department, Presidential impeachment attorneys Jay Sekulow, Jane Raskin and others, Senator Lindsey Graham, Congressman Devin Nunes and others, relating to the timing of the arrest and indictment of the defendants as a means to prevent potential disclosures to Congress in the first impeachment inquiry of then-President Donald. J. Trump.”

In prior court filings, prosecutors disclosed they seized 18 electronic devices from Giuliani in late April and had covertly searched his iCloud account in 2019; they also acknowledged they took Toensing’s cell phone during the April searches.

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