Poorly redacted court filings inadvertently revealed that federal prosecutors have more information related to Rudy Giuliani than previously disclosed, CNN reports.
The redacted court filing from the attorney of indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, which reporters were easily able to read by copying and pasting it into a new document, revealed that investigators have collected messages from accounts belonging to former top Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko, former Ukrainian official Roman Nasirov, and the cell phone and iPad of pro-Trump Ukrainian businessman Alexander Levin.
The court filing also showed that prosecutors have "historical and prospective cell site information" related to Giuliani and attorney Victoria Toensing, who assisted Giuliani with his anti-Biden efforts in Ukraine.
Giuliani’s home and office were raided by the FBI earlier this year. The FBI also served a search warrant for Toensing’s phone.
The filing came on behalf of Parnas to show the scope of materials collected by federal investigators.
Though federal prosecutors have indicated that their investigation is wider than just Giuliani and Toensing, they had not identified the Ukrainian subjects of search warrants.
Prosecutors are investigating Giuliani's lobbying efforts to oust former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, who was fired by former President Donald Trump.
Giuliani has publicly said he viewed Yovanovitch as an impediment to his push for Ukraine to investigate the Bidens but prosecutors are investigating whether the effort may have also been on behalf of Ukrainian officials accused of corruption.
Rudy’s efforts draw more scrutiny:
Giuliani has said his efforts in Ukraine were solely on behalf of Trump and that he "never represented a Ukrainian national or official before the United States government."
Lutsenko met with Giuliani multiple times and multiple former State Department officials testified that he was part of a smear campaign against Yovanovitch.
It’s unclear what Giuliani’s ties are to the other two men.
Parnas attorney Joseph Bondy said in court filings that the evidence seized by prosecutors likely includes “e-mail, text, and encrypted communications" between Giuliani, Toensing, Trump, former Attorney General Bill Barr, "high-level members of the Justice Department, Presidential impeachment attorneys Jay Sekulow, Jane Raskin and others, Senator Lindsey Graham, Congressman Devin Nunes and others, relating to the timing of the arrest and indictment of the defendants as a means to prevent potential disclosures to Congress in the first impeachment inquiry of then-President Donald. J. Trump."