In the comments to AL’s late night/overnight open thread post last night, there was a discussion about why Rudy Giuliani offered what he claims are Hunter Biden’s hard drives to the FBI agents who served the warrant and seized all 18 of his electronic devices. The reason he did this was simple and it was not, primarily, so he and his attorney could complain about it incessantly. The reason he did this is that the warrants for Rudy Giuliani’s electronic devices – all 18 of them – DID NOT cover hard drives alleged to be Hunter Biden’s! Had the FBI agents taken them, it would have allowed Giuliani and his attorney to challenge the search and seizure of his electronic devices – all 18 of them – covered under the warrant because the FBI agents had seized something not covered by the warrant.
The FBI agents, being professionals who know their jobs, did not fall into Rudy’s cunning trap. Which is why Rudy has been complaining endlessly about their refusal to take the hard drives he claims are Hunter Biden’s. Rudy is still a smart enough lawyer, or his attorney is, to have tried to pull this off. But because it failed and because Rudy can’t keep his mouth shut and thinks he’s far smarter and a far better lawyer than he ever was, is now ranting about it incessantly.
And that, my friends, is why Rudy Giuliani offered hard drives he claims belong to Hunter Biden to the FBI agents who raided his home and office and seized his electronic devices. All 18 of them.