allies worried by raid on Giuliani as new transcript shows him pressuring ...

Donald 's allies are deeply troubled by Wednesday's raid on his lawyer Rudy Giuliani's apartment, it has been claimed, as a transcript of a conversation between Giuliani and a Ukrainian official is published, laying bare what seems to be the substance of the investigation.

Giuliani's Manhattan home was targeted in a dawn raid orchestrated by New York prosecutors, who for the last two years have been looking into whether Giuliani acted illegally when working on Ukraine.

The work was looking into whether Joe Biden had acted improperly when pressuring Ukraine's then-president to fire their chief prosecutor. He was also looking for 'dirt' on Joe's son Hunter.

A transcript of his July 2019 call which seemed to be the start of the investigation was published by BuzzFeed on Friday.

Rudy Giuliani, speaking at the rally before the Capitol riot on January 6, had his home raided

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Rudy Giuliani, speaking at the rally before the Capitol riot on January 6, had his home raided

Trump tasked Giuliani with looking for 'dirt' on Hunter and Joe Biden in Ukraine

tasked Giuliani with looking for 'dirt' on Hunter and Joe Biden in Ukraine

Giuliani's own actions may, it is thought, have fallen foul of lobbying and registration rules. He insists that he has acted properly at all times.

On Friday CNN reported that members of 's inner circle were worried about who may be next - or what Giuliani could say.

'This was a show of force that sent a strong message to a lot of people in 's world that other things may be coming down the pipeline,' one adviser told CNN.

Seven FBI agents turned up at dawn, and seized Giuliani's electronic devices.

Rudy Giuliani's Upper East Side home was raided at 6am on Wednesday

Rudy Giuliani's Upper East Side home was raided at 6am on Wednesday

Rudy Giuliani's apartment building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan

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Rudy Giuliani's apartment building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan

Federal investigators executed a search warrant Wednesday on Rudy Giuliani's New York City apartment and office, seizing electronic devices

Federal investigators executed a search warrant Wednesday on Rudy Giuliani's New York City apartment and office, seizing electronic devices

He said on Thursday night that the seizure was overly dramatic and unnecessary, as he had repeatedly volunteered to hand over the devices himself.

Michael Cohen: Giuliani is an 'idiot' who will turn on - and will not hesitate to 'throw him under the bus'

Michael Cohen has said Rudy Giuliani 'would give Donald up in a heartbeat' after federal agents raided the former New York City mayor's home and office. 

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Thursday, 's former fixer called Giuliani an 'idiot' who has 'no relationship' with the ex president, who, he says, operates in a 'garbage can orbit'.  

Federal agents raided the 76-year-old's apartment Wednesday, taking with them his electronic devices including computers and cellphones.    

After news of the raid broke Wednesday, Cohen - who was also subject of a federal raid and would eventually plead guilty to eight federal counts - tweeted: 'Here we go folks.'

He said Thursday: 'He's [Giuliani] nervous and rightfully so. Rudy will give up Donald in a heartbeat. Donald will throw anyone and everyone under the bus.

'Rudy has been shady for a long time.  

'We have no idea how expansive this investigation is going to ultimately reveal itself, because Rudy's an idiot. And that's the problem. 

'Rudy drinks too much. Rudy behaves in such an erratic manner, that, who knows what's on those telephones or what's on his computers?'

Cohen was convicted in 2018 of campaign finance violations while working as 's personal attorney – he was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to nine charges. 

Less than a year after his sentencing, Cohen was released from Otisville Correctional Facility in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic on compassionate grounds. 

He has been confined to his Park Avenue apartment in Lenox Hill ever since July 2020.

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The adviser told CNN the raid seemed to suggest, worryingly for many, that Justice Department officials could be more willing to

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