Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Mueller Turns Up The Heat With Unusual Search Warrant In Russia Probe

Friday, August 11, 2017

Legal experts said Russia special counsel Robert Mueller is moving with unusual speed and assertiveness. Mueller may be increasing pressure to try to secure cooperation from insiders.

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Lawyers Launch Initiative To Challenge Executive Power

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

National security lawyers are launching a new effort called the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection. They plan to sue over discrimination, privacy and national security issues.

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Justice Department Reverses Course In Major Ohio Voting Rights Case

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Justice Department has reversed its position on an important voting rights case the Supreme Court will hear this term. Critics say the change could open the door to purge voter rolls.

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DOJ Announces Crackdown On Leaks As Intelligence Agencies' Calls For Probes Triple

Friday, August 04, 2017

Top Justice Department officials raised the prospect they could loosen policies on issuing subpoenas to news organizations to stop the flow of information.

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White House Lawyer Is Top Pick For Open Court Seat, And Controversy Could Follow

Friday, July 28, 2017

Gregory Katsas has a sterling legal pedigree. But his service in the Trump White House could play an important role in any confirmation hearings if he's selected as a federal appeals court judge.

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Top Lawyer For Civil Rights At Justice Department Leaving After Roughly 6 Months

Friday, July 28, 2017

Thomas Wheeler led the Justice Department's civil rights unit through a period of transition. He told lawyers he never intended to stay in the job permanently.

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Trump Continues To Publicly Attack Sessions

Thursday, July 27, 2017

President Trump continues denouncing Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.

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Sessions Has Long Shown Unwavering Support For Trump

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

From his early endorsement of then-candidate Trump February 2016, through his time so far as Attorney General, Jeff Sessions has been one of the most loyal supporters of Trump and his populist agenda.

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Amid Trump Tweet Storm, Sessions Holds Firm

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

President Trump continued to attack his attorney general on Twitter. But allies of Jeff Sessions say he doesn't want to resign.

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'White House Arrest?' Legal Experts Disagree About Prosecuting A President

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller may be a long way from charging anyone with wrongdoing, let alone the president. But a debate has raged since the country's founding about indicting a sitting president.

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FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Questioned By Senate Judiciary

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Christopher Wray, President Trump's nominee to head the FBI, faced questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Wray pledged to lawmakers that he would be an independent leader of the FBI.

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Donald Trump Jr. Admits To Meeting With Russian Lawyer

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. acknowledges meeting with a Russian lawyer to get damaging information about Hillary Clinton, and FBI director nominee Christopher Wray prepares to answer questions from senators.

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5 Questions For FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee and a host of human rights and civil liberties groups have questions for the president's nominee to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Could Help Steady The Bureau Amid Turmoil

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The former prosecutor operates outside the spotlight. But his friends and mentors say he appreciates Justice Department traditions and will uphold them if he's confirmed to lead the FBI.

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Trump's FBI Director Pick Faces Confirmation Hearing

Sunday, July 09, 2017

President Trump's nominee to become director of the FBI, former Justice Department leader Christopher Wray, is scheduled to go before senators next week for his confirmation hearing.

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Special Counsel Mueller Lets His Actions Do The Talking: 15 Hires, More to Come

Saturday, July 08, 2017

The man leading the DOJ investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election is building an all-star team of prosecutors. A conservative group that supports President Trump launched an attack ad.

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An Update On Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation

Friday, July 07, 2017

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who's leading the Russia probe, has assembled a high-powered team of investigators and lawyers.

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Morning News Brief: Trump Meets Putin, Russia Probe Update, New Tesla Car

Friday, July 07, 2017

President Trump meets with Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit. Also, an update on Robert Mueller's Russia probe, and a look at electric carmaker Tesla's new lower-priced car.

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'Let Local People Solve Local Problems,' Memphis Says In Bid To End DOJ Oversight

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The Justice Department's agreement to overhaul troubled juvenile courts in Memphis had been lauded as a national model. Now local officials want to get out from under federal oversight.

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White House Puts More Pressure On Sanctuary Cities To Comply With Immigration Law

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Trump administration is intensifying its conflict with cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Republicans in Congress are adding to the pressure. Friday is the deadline for sanctuary cities to respond to the Department of Justice.

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