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Biden says he was not advised the F.B.I. deliberate to go looking Giuliani’s workplace and residential.

 

Federal investigators on Wednesday seized cellphones and computer systems from Mr. Giuliani, the previous mayor of New York Metropolis who turned President Donald J. Trump’s private lawyer, stepping up a prison investigation into Mr. Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine.

“That’s not the function of the president to say who ought to be prosecuted, when they need to be prosecuted, who shouldn’t be prosecuted,” Mr. Biden mentioned. “That’s not the function of the president. The Justice Division is the individuals’s lawyer, not the president’s lawyer.”

Requested if he’s been briefed about some other investigations, Mr. Biden mentioned, “No, and I’m not asking to be briefed.” He added that Mr. Trump “politicized the Justice Division so badly, so a lot of them stop, so many left.”

The president’s remarks got here as his predecessor, Mr. Trump, advised Fox Enterprise that the search was “like, so unfair” and known as Mr. Giuliani “an incredible patriot.”

“I don’t know what they’re in search of, what they’re doing,” Mr. Trump advised Maria Bartiromo on Thursday. “They are saying it needed to do with filings of varied papers, lobbying filings.”

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