#MerrickGarland

.Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
Rudy Giuliani is the former mayor of New York City. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@RudyGiuliani)

  • Rudy Giuliani's residence and a separate office were searched, electronic devices seized
  • The ongoing investigation is related to Giuliani's activities in Ukraine
  • Giuliani spent months trying to find dirt on Joe Biden

.Moscow, Russia
Sergey Lavrov has served as the Russian FM since 2004. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The sanctions from Russia came in response to the sanctions imposed by Biden
  • FBI director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland have also been sanctioned 
  • Moscow's sanctions will also target US-based not-for-profit groups

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Even many Republicans praised Merrick Garland. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The Senate voted 70 to 30 to confirm Merrick Garland to the top Justice Department post
  • Among the 20 Republicans approving the nomination was Senator Mitch McConnell
  • Garland was controversially denied a seat on the Supreme Court in 2016

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland.(Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The vote finished 15 to 7 in favour of the nomination
  • All Democratic senators and four Republicans voted in favor of Garland
  • Garland is the former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit