Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

DOJ Releases Chicago Police Department Report, Updates On Philadelphia

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Department Of Justice officials released a report this week about the Chicago police department. There have also been further developments in Philadelphia and Baltimore.


DOJ Watchdog To Review Pre-Election Conduct Of FBI, Other Justice Officials

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The inspector general will examine whether FBI Director James Comey's public statements about the Clinton investigation ran afoul of policies that caution against influencing an election.


Witnesses Testify About Sen. Jeff Sessions In Confirmation Hearing

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Former Justice Department officials, civil rights advocates and a current senator are among the witnesses testifying about Sen. Jeff Sessions and his bid to become U.S. attorney general.


Sen. Jeff Sessions Addresses Past Racism Controversy In Confirmation Hearing

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, faced his fellow senators in a confirmation hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill.


5 Things To Watch For In Jeff Sessions' Attorney General Hearings

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Alabama Republican senator counted himself as one of Donald Trump's earliest supporters on Capitol Hill. Now, he's in line to become the next U.S. attorney general.


Justice Department Issues New Guidance On Securing Eyewitness IDs

Friday, January 06, 2017

The policy directs federal investigators to document or record an eyewitness's confidence in an identification at the moment of the ID and encourages the use of "blinded" photo arrays of suspects.


Obama Faces Difficult Choices Amid Stream Of Last-Minute Clemency Requests

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The White House is flooded with last-ditch requests for clemency by several prominent applicants including NSA leaker Edward Snowden and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.


Supreme Court To Return To 1984 Case Involving Prosecutor Misconduct

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving a notorious 1984 murder in Washington, DC. The key issue involves whether prosecutors failed to turn over favorable evidence to the defendants.


FBI, CIA Agree That Russia Was Trying To Help Trump Win The Election

Friday, December 16, 2016

Intelligence sources tell NPR that the FBI agrees with the leaked CIA assessment that Russia interfered with the U.S. election, in part to help Donald Trump become president.


U.S. Files Lawsuit Against ISIS Aimed At Recovering Looted Artifacts

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The U.S. government filed a federal case Thursday aimed at recovering artifacts looted by ISIS. It centers on an ISIS leader believed to be involved in mistreatment of American hostage Kayla Mueller.


Is Sessions, Trump's Attorney General Pick, Trying to Paper Over His Record?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Senate Republicans want to speed the confirmation process for their colleague, Alabama's Jeff Sessions, to become attorney general. Democrats and civil rights groups are trying to pump the brakes.


Why FBI And CIA Could Differ About Motive For Russian Election Hacks

Monday, December 12, 2016

Current and former national security officials say the apparent disagreement about the intent of Russian hacks before the U.S. presidential election is unusual in a matter of such national import.


Trump's Campaign Rhetoric Signals Possible Shift On Civil Rights

Thursday, December 08, 2016

From LGBT issues to police shootings, civil rights has been the story of the Obama Justice Department. NPR takes a look at what Donald Trump's civil rights team might make a priority.


Justice Department Announces New Package Of Federal Prison Reforms

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Justice Department officials announced a package of federal prison reforms intended to better prepare inmates for a safe return to their communities.


For Trump's White House Lawyer, Policing Conflicts Will Be 'Massive Undertaking'

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

President-elect Trump selected Don McGahn, an elections lawyer, to be his White House counsel. The job involves anticipating and preventing scandals.


Trump Picks Former FEC Chairman As His White House Counsel

Friday, November 25, 2016

Unlike many people in Trump's inner circle, Donald McGahn has deep roots in the nation's capital. He led the Federal Election Commission and worked for the National Republican Congressional Committee.


Obama Shortens Sentences For 79 Federal Prisoners

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

President Obama grants a new round of clemencies to nonviolent drug offenders, pushing the total for his administration past 1,000.


President-Elect Trump Selects Sen. Jeff Sessions As Attorney General

Friday, November 18, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has selected Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions to serve as his attorney general. The post requires Senate confirmation.


Trump Names Picks For National Security Adviser, Attorney General, CIA Director

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sen. Jeff Sessions has been offered the post of attorney general, while Rep. Mike Pompeo and Michael Flynn have been offered the respective positions of CIA chief and national security adviser.


Trump Advisers Assess Whether To Keep FBI Director James Comey

Monday, November 14, 2016

Comey has nearly seven years left on his term but became a divisive figure during the presidential campaign. The Trump team is also considering how to fill critical Justice Department vacancies.