Carrie Johnson appears in the following:
Friday, April 21, 2017
Justice Department officials are demanding proof that cities receiving millions in law enforcement grants are complying with federal immigration law.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord told staff this week she is leaving to pursue other opportunities. McCord has led the probe into Russian election meddling.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
A new review announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions could have big consequences for local jurisdictions that refuse to follow federal immigration and marijuana laws.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Dreiband, who currently works for a prestigious D.C. law firm, was once top lawyer for the EEOC in the George W. Bush administration. He also worked in the office of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.
Friday, April 07, 2017
After a filibuster by Democrats that led to a historic rule change in the Senate, Neil Gorsuch was confirmed Friday to serve on the Supreme Court.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Drug legalization advocates and former prosecutors are watching the Justice Department to see how it shifts emphasis on marijuana prosecutions. Attorney General Sessions takes a hard line on the drug.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Justice Department to review agreements that seek to overhaul troubled police departments, which he says isn't the federal government's job.
Monday, April 03, 2017
The order by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the bid to reassess an agreement in Baltimore may signal that the Trump administration plans to scale back investigations and reopen past deals.
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Retired Gen. Michael Flynn has asked for immunity from prosecution, in advance of any testimony before congressional committees investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.