Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Rosenstein Says Most Important Part Of The Job Is To Maintain Public Confidence

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been taking heat from the president, friends of the fired FBI director and members of Congress. He said he wants to protect the Justice Department brand.

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Deputy Attorney General Bears The Weight Of The Justice Department

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

In 5 months, leaders at the Justice Department have been under heavy pressure — on everything from the travel ban to the Russia investigation. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has a heavy load.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intel Committee

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee less than a week after the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey raised several questions about Sessions' contacts with Russians in Washington, D.C., before his recusal from the investigation now underway.

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Comey Testimony Reverberates Across Washington, D.C.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday. That's the same panel that former FBI Director James Comey testified before.

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Comey Testimony Raises More Questions About Attorney General Sessions

Friday, June 09, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey raised more questions about Attorney General Jeff Sessions than he answered at Thursday's hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Had Been On White House Shortlist To Run FBI

Friday, June 09, 2017

The Trump White House had been considering Robert Mueller to lead the FBI. Then, the Justice Department moved in and asked him to serve as special counsel in its Russia investigation.

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James Comey Accuses White House Of Lying About His Firing

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Fired FBI Director James Comey testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, as part of its inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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A Month After He Was Fired, Comey Will Tell His Side Of The Story

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee. In preview remarks, he says President Trump asked him to ease off of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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President Trump Selects New Leader For The FBI

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

In a tweet, the president says he'll name former prosecutor Christopher Wray to be his next FBI director. Wray would replace James Comey, who Trump fired.

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Countdown Clocks, Morning Cocktails As Former FBI Director Prepares To Testify

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey to the Senate Intelligence Committee has become one of the most highly anticipated congressional proceedings in decades.

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Lawmakers Consider Tough New Penalties For Opioid Crimes, Bucking Trend

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

A bipartisan team of lawmakers has been drafting a bill that would create new sentencing guidelines for people who sell and distribute synthetic opioid drugs blamed for a steep rise in U.S. overdoses.

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Trump Appeals To Supreme Court To Reinstate Travel Ban

Friday, June 02, 2017

President Trump has appealed to the Supreme Court over the travel ban. Just one week ago, the 4th Circuit Appeals Court rejected an appeal by the government, and the executive order has been on a legal hold since it was issued.

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Top White House Lawyer Donald McGahn Sits At The Center Of Controversy

Friday, May 26, 2017

Lawyers are dissecting the performance of White House counsel Donald McGahn — and the top lawyer at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is getting mixed reviews amid several Trump administration controversies.

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Mueller Approved By Justice Dept. Ethics Team, Despite Former Law Firm's Ties

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, had been working for a law firm whose clients include Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. Justice has ruled Mueller may serve as special counsel.

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Justice Department Narrows Scope Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Executive Order

Monday, May 22, 2017

The move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions comes after a federal judge blocked a key part of the directive, the threat of withholding federal funds.

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This Week On The Call In: Criminal Justice Reform

Sunday, May 21, 2017

We examine criminal justice reform and drug sentencing. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to impose the most serious charges for drug offenses.

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New Russia Special Counsel Has Yet to Undergo Conflicts Check

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ethics experts said the Justice Department needs to review possible conflicts involving special counsel Robert Mueller III because his former law firm represents people involved in the Russia probe.

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Ex-FBI Director Mueller Appointed As Special Counsel To Oversee Russia Probe

Thursday, May 18, 2017

On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller to oversee the growing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump associates.

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Who Is Robert Mueller, Special Counsel Overseeing Russia Investigation?

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Robert Mueller led arguably the biggest FBI overhaul in the bureau's history during his 12-year term as director. Now, he'll investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Former FBI Director Robert Mueller Appointed To Lead Russia Inquiry

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Justice Department appointed Robert Mueller to lead the inquiry into Russia's influence on the 2016 presidential election. This comes after FBI Director James Comey was fired last week.

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