(ReliableNews.org) – You hear a lot of talk about judicial activism these days — the courts interfering in politics through their activist opinions. You don’t hear as much about prosecutorial activism, but there’s every reason to believe it is real.
The activities of the prosecutors working for the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) are an example. They have aggressively investigated and prosecuted several associates of former President Donald Trump.
To date, they have indicted Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort, former personal attorney Michael Cohen, longtime advisor Roger Stone, and former White House advisor Steve Bannon.
Breaking NYT: FBI agents have also executed a search warrant at the DC-area home of Victoria Toensing, a lawyer close to Rudy Giuliani who had dealings with Ukrainians involved in the effort to find damaging information about the Bidens. https://t.co/M55weRwDjH
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 28, 2021
On April 28, the news media exploded with the news that SDNY prosecutors dispatched FBI agents to the home of Trump’s longtime attorney and friend Rudy Giuliani to execute a search warrant.
Agents reportedly seized phones, computers, and other electronic devices. FBI agents executed a similar warrant at the home of Victoria Toensing, a lawyer who has worked with Giuliani in the past.
Rudy's son Andrew Giuliani: "Any American, whether you are red or blue, should be extremely disturbed by what happened here today, by the continued politititation [sic] of the Justice Department." pic.twitter.com/W2llUUFNZG
— The Recount (@therecount) April 28, 2021
The New York Times reported that the use of search warrants against an attorney, “let alone a lawyer for a former president,” is “an extraordinary action.” Giuliani’s son Andrew told reporters that “any American… should be extremely disturbed” by the politicization of the Department of Justice.
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