Trump's former clown show lawyer and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been under investigation for sometime for acting as an unregistered foreign agent for his contacts in Ukraine, but Rudy is also under investigation for lobbying on behalf of a different country.
It's not clear how long the investigation has been ongoing, but the Justice Department is reportedly looking at Rudy's work on behalf of interests in Turkey.
For almost a year, the former New York mayor and personal lawyer to Donald Trump has been fielding questions about whether he was acting for Turkey when he pushed the Trump administration in 2017 to drop money-laundering charges against gold trader Reza Zarrab and deport exiled Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. Zarrab later pleaded guilty and implicated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a sanctions-evasion scheme, while Erdogan claims Gulen was behind a failed 2016 coup against his government.
The Turkey inquiry, which has not been previously reported, is not criminal, in contrast to the Ukraine investigation, which resulted in the Federal Bureau of Investigation seizing Giuliani’s electronic devices in April 28 raids on his Manhattan home and office. Though both matters focus on whether Giuliani lobbied the Trump administration on behalf of foreign interests, the Justice Department usually takes a softer approach when it thinks failure to register wasn’t intentional.
You may recall that Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was also acting as an unregistered foreign agent for the government of Turkey. Flynn was also lobbying Trump to deport Fethullah Gulen from Pennsylvania back to Turkey.
It's anyone's guess what Rudy was trying to accomplish, but Flynn was once involved in planning a scheme to possibly kidnap and rendition Gulen and it's possible Rudy was also involved in that.
Trump and his henchmen repeatedly compromised our own national security and sovereignty and these are the people that most Republicans still want to see in the White House. These are the people that Republicans in Congress today still grovel for.
It would be funny if there wasn't a very real risk they could return to power in four years.