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Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Report: Juveniles Lack Legal Advice; Often Urged To Plead Guilty

Monday, November 14, 2016

A report finds many juveniles accused of crimes never see a lawyer or receive ineffective legal advice. It finds if they do get an attorney, it is usually the least experienced or the most burned out.

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Donald Trump Clinches The Presidency In Major Upset

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The rise of a candidate with no experience in the military or elected office confounded nearly everyone in politics. But Trump won over white voters with his promise to "Make America Great Again."

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Justice Department Sending Fewer People To Monitor Polling Places

Monday, November 07, 2016

The Justice Department will deploy more than 500 people to help watch polling places on Election Day. That's a significant decrease since the last presidential contest.

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FBI Affirms July Decision Not To Charge Clinton After Additional Email Reviews

Monday, November 07, 2016

The FBI concluded that emails discovered on the laptop of a key Hillary Clinton aide don't change an earlier conclusion: that Clinton's use of a private email server does not rise to a criminal act.

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FBI Continues Review Of Emails Connected To Hillary Clinton Aide

Friday, November 04, 2016

The FBI is reviewing emails it discovered on a laptop belonging to the estranged husband of one of Hillary Clinton's top aides, and the agency has become a big part of the presidential election.

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FBI Reviews Newly Discovered Emails For Connection To Clinton Probe

Monday, October 31, 2016

The FBI is rushing to sift through thousands of emails that may relate to its investigation of Hillary Clinton's private server.

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FBI Director James Comey Suffers Backlash Over Email Investigation

Monday, October 31, 2016

FBI Director James Comey has been taking heat from Democrats and Republicans for his handling of the newly discovered emails that could be related to the probe into Hillary Clinton's server.

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FBI Obtains Warrant To Search Emails That Renewed Look Into Clinton Server

Sunday, October 30, 2016

FBI Director James Comey says the emails "appear to be pertinent" to the inquiry of Hillary Clinton's server. Agents found the emails in early October but haven't been able to examine the contents.

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Hillary Clinton Calls On FBI To Release Information On Newly Discovered Emails

Friday, October 28, 2016

Clinton called on the FBI to release information about the newly discovered emails that appear to be related to a review of classified information on the server she used as secretary of state.

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FBI Reopens Probe Into Hillary Clinton's Email Server

Friday, October 28, 2016

The FBI is investigating newly discovered emails in connection with Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state. The disclosure, provided to Congress, came with few details.

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Federal Prosecutors: Former NSA Contractor's Alleged Theft Is 'Breathtaking'

Friday, October 21, 2016

Federal prosecutors allege a former contractor for the National Security Agency stole a massive amount of classified government material. The defendant appeared in court Friday.

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U.S. Calls Alleged Theft By NSA Contractor 'Breathtaking' In Longevity, Scale

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Federal prosecutors said in court documents that they plan to file Espionage Act charges against a former NSA contractor accused of stealing a huge trove of government secrets.

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Retired Marine General Admits To Lying In Leak Investigation

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Retired four-star Gen. James Cartwright has pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents investigating a media leak. He will be sentenced Jan. 17, but he could be in line for a presidential pardon.

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