6:15 PM PT -- Giuliani’s attorney, Robert Costello, tells TMZ, "In the past two years on two different occasions I told the [Assistant U.S. Attorneys] that to stop the endless anonymous leaks implying that Giuliani committed a crime we would sit down and answer any questions about any criminal law topic. Our only provision was that we could not, by operation of law, disclose attorney client communications or executive privilege communications."
Costello says all he asked was to know the subject, but the feds "refused and said they would listen to anything I wanted to say but they would tell me the subject to talk about." However, he says they never did that, and Costello's strongly suggesting the U.S. Attorney's Office was more interested in sticking it to Rudy with Wednesday's raid.
He adds, "What they obtained today they could have obtained with a grand jury subpoena- but that would have been secret and leaking that to the media would be a federal crime. Not so if you send 7 FBI agents to a posh building on the upper east side of Manhattan where you can be assured that at least one neighbor or a doorman will call a newspaper to report what they saw."
Rudy Giuliani's apartment and office in Manhattan were crawling with federal investigators Wednesday ... we've confirmed they just executed search warrants as part of a criminal investigation.
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