Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Justice Department Warns 'Sanctuary Cities,' With Grant Money At Risk

Friday, April 21, 2017

Justice Department officials are demanding proof that cities receiving millions in law enforcement grants are complying with federal immigration law.


Leader Of Justice Department National Security Division On The Way Out

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.


Justice Department Veterans Warn Federal Money Could Have 'Strings Attached'

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.


Washington Labor Lawyer Eric Dreiband Could Run DOJ Civil Rights Unit

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.


Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch To Serve On Supreme Court

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.


Legal Marijuana Advocates Are Uneasy With Sessions' Stance

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.


DOJ Orders Review Of Agreements That Target Unconstitutional Policing

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.


Justice Department To Review All Civil Rights Agreements On Police Conduct

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.


No Signs Yet Of Investigators Giving Flynn Immunity

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.