Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Trump Violating Lawyers' First Rule For Clients: Keep Your Mouth Shut

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The president and his advisers are playing into lawyers' worst nightmare: digging their legal case into a deep hole by making remarks outside the courtroom.

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Courts To Hear Disputes About Whether Trump's Travel Ban Is Constitutional

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

President Trump's revised order on immigration, which temporarily halts the refugee program and travel from 6 mostly Muslim countries, goes into effect on Thursday. Courts are asked to block it.

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ACLU Lawyer Sits At Heart Of Legal Resistance To Trump Agenda

Monday, March 13, 2017

In some ways, the American Civil Liberty Union's new national legal director, David Cole, has spent his entire career preparing for this moment.

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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Fired After Refusing To Resign

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Preet Bharara, the federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, says he was fired by President Trump after he refused an order to resign.

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'You're Stuck With Me,' FBI Director Says, Citing No Plans To Leave Job

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

James Comey told attendees at a cyber conference in Boston that he does not intend to leave before the end of his 10-year term. Comey has faced critics on both sides of the political spectrum.

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Hearing For Deputy Attorney General Nominee Focuses On Sessions, Russia

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from any possible investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia, Rod Rosenstein would have to pick up the task if confirmed.

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Trump Claims Obama Ordered Wiretap On Trump Tower, Offers No Evidence

Monday, March 06, 2017

President Trump's tweet without evidence about alleged wiretapping is raising questions about whether the White House will respect the independence of the Justice Department and the FBI.

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Will Russia Investigation Be Insulated From Political Interference?

Friday, March 03, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will play no role in a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election. During his confirmation, Sessions failed to disclose contacts with a Russian ambassador.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia Investigations

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Sessions says he will recuse himself from any investigations related to the presidential campaigns after a news report concluded he failed to disclose contacts with the Russian ambassador.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Signals Shift At The Justice Department

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Jeff Sessions has already signaled he is ready to change course at the Justice Department, pledging more gun and drug prosecutions and vowing to treat police departments as partners, not problems.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Focuses On Violent Crime And Police Morale

Monday, February 27, 2017

The new AG held his first on-record briefing as head of the Justice Department on Monday. He said he's "not a fan" of legalized marijuana use, and threats against Jewish centers are unacceptable.

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What's Next For Transgender Rights Lawsuits With School Guidance Rescinded

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lawyers fighting over the scope of civil rights law for transgender people are urging the Supreme Court to bring some clarity to the issues.

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Trump Administration Rescinds Guidance On Transgender Bathroom Use

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Trump administration withdrew guidance offering legal protections to transgender students who want to use the bathroom that conforms with their gender identity.

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Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Rule On Transgender Students' Bathroom Use

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The administration will not direct public schools to allow students to use facilities that match their gender identities. It notes the primary role of state and local districts in education policy.

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Trump Defends Order After Court Declines To Reinstate Travel Ban

Friday, February 10, 2017

One day after a federal appeals court declined to lift a temporary restraining order on President Trump's travel ban, NPR considers what happens next for travelers and in the courts.

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Federal Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump's Travel Ban

Thursday, February 09, 2017

A federal appeals court unanimously rejected a request by the Trump administration to lift a temporary restraining order on the president's executive order on immigration.

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Stay On Trump's Immigration Order

Thursday, February 09, 2017

A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate President Trump's executive order on immigration, which barred immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries.

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DOJ, States Argue Whether To Lift Suspension Of Trump's Travel Ban

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

A federal appeals court heard arguments on whether to reinstate the executive order on immigration Tuesday. A federal judge in Washington put a temporary restraining order on the policy last Friday.

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Federal Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments In Trump Immigration Order Case

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether or not to resume President Trump's immigration order that banned travelers and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. The order was temporarily halted by a lower court last Friday.

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Courts And Trump Administration Clash Over Immigration Order

Sunday, February 05, 2017

President Trump called the federal judge who temporarily halted Trump's immigration ban a "so-called judge." Overnight, another court refused to lift the suspension.

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