On Wednesday, April 28, Federal investigators executed a search warrant of former New York Mayor and longtime Trump associate Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan apartment.
Electronic devices were seized from both Giuliani's apartment and his office.
Though it's uncertain why exactly the warrant was issued, it would not have been granted if top-level prosecutors didn't "believe they have probable cause that Giuliani committed a federal crime."
One of the most memorable moments to come from the raid of Giuliani's apartment, however, came from one of his upper east side neighbors.
Michele Herbert, who lives near Giuliani, gave some impromptu statements to the gathered press Twitter couldn't stop obsessing over.
Michele Herbert, a tenant in Rudy Giuliani's building, discusses the suspected FBI raid on his residence. https://t.co/6eeET0TkVt— The Recount (@The Recount) 1619634870.0
Witness to the FBI raid of Rudy Giuliani’s apartment: “They were bringing out a lot of stuff.” https://t.co/t3nbRnpX1p— The Recount (@The Recount) 1619635186.0
Rudy Guiliani's neighbor and witness to the FBI raid says her ex-husband called her and told her to "look out your… https://t.co/72cJWloIyC— The Recount (@The Recount) 1619641527.0
To many watching news coverage of the Giuliani raid, Herbert was the perfect upper east sider.
This lady holding her own press conference is just amazing to watch. Classic 2021. No doubt #SNL writers are alread… https://t.co/BZR2okZJvJ— Paul Rieckhoff (@Paul Rieckhoff) 1619647959.0
Even if you’re fully vaccinated, the CDC recommends that you do not communicate with your ex (unless the FBI is rai… https://t.co/0WHnfcxgMw— Sarah Lerner (@Sarah Lerner) 1619644913.0
It seems even Giuliani's neighbors are larger-than-life characters.
she should have been a Seinfeld character https://t.co/C9ATyuKyBP— George Conway (@George Conway) 1619644471.0
Just walked up to the mic and started talking. Hilarious. https://t.co/R8UA2nhILA— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@Rex Chapman🏇🏼) 1619653700.0
Fantastic accounting, fabulous witness. https://t.co/30uplD5EvH— Carleton English (@Carleton English) 1619642100.0
If there's one good thing to come out of Giuliani's legal troubles, it has to be this clip of Herbert.
I need a 7 part @Netflix miniseries on Michele Herbert now please. https://t.co/ulzRKNkkO6— Graham V. (@Graham V.) 1619655869.0
Get ready to fall in love. This woman, (probably a Rudy neighbor?) decides to start her own press conference. Who… https://t.co/C8eItfXQdg— Kathy Griffin (@Kathy Griffin) 1619641197.0
When the history books record the saga of Rudy Giuliani, Herbert is sure to get her own chapter.
The supporting characters in the Rudy raid really make the show https://t.co/TlTPDCH0TF— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast) 1619648923.0
Media and Twitter: please give us more Michele Herbert and less Tucker Carlson. https://t.co/T7BK8dKtpW— Paul Rieckhoff (@Paul Rieckhoff) 1619648052.0
Giuliani is almost certainly not happy his belongings are being confiscated by federal authorities, but every cloud has a silver lining.
Today, that silver lining was named Michele Herbert.