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On Wednesday, FBI agents raided the Manhattan home and office of Rudy Giuliani as part of a long-running investigation into whether he broke lobbying laws related to his dealings in Ukraine.
That same morning, at 6:30 a.m., FBI agents showed up to the Washington, DC-area home of Victoria Toensing to execute a search warrant, taking one of her cell phones, a person familiar with the events told Insider.
Toensing and her husband and law partner, Joseph diGenova, have been friends with Giuliani for decades. The two have been a conservative power couple in their own right since Ronald Reagan was president. And while they don’t have the Trump-era name wattage of Giuliani, Paul Manafort, or Roger Stone, they’ve been involved in numerous scandals and legal battles related to Donald Trump’s presidency.
There’s no doubt that Toensing is also a central figure in Giuliani’s work in Ukraine.
She and diGenova have represented Dmytro Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch connected to the Russian mob who is under indictment by the US Justice Department. Firtash has worked with Giuliani to push a conspiracy theory that Joe Biden himself had corrupt dealings in Ukraine. Giuliani is reportedly under investigation for his attempt to oust the US ambassador and push the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden in order to help Trump’s 2020 campaign.
Here’s everything you need to know about Toensing, diGenova, and their involvement with Giuliani’s scandals.
The two became leading conservative lawyers in the Reagan era
Toensing and diGenova met in 1980 at a Republican rally and quickly became powerful partners in the Reagan-era Justice Department.
Reagan appointed diGenova to be the US Attorney for Washington, DC, a powerful perch where he oversaw the convictions of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard and officials in the administration of DC Mayor Marion Barry.
Toensing was appointed the …read more
Source:: Business Insider