Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Retired Marine General Pleads Guilty To Lying In Leak Probe

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

James E. Cartwright pleaded guilty to making a false statement in a federal case involving a leak of classified information. The leak involved a secret cyberattack on Iran's nuclear facilities.


In New Responses, Hillary Clinton Insists Email Setup A Matter Of 'Convenience'

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hillary Clinton responded to 25 questions from the conservative group Judicial Watch about her email practices, but the answers shed little new light on the controversy.


Prosecutor Leading NSA Secrets Case Is The Ultimate Survivor

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Rod Rosenstein has served as U.S. attorney in Baltimore for 11 years, outlasting all of his counterparts in the Bush administration and most from the Obama years, too.


Government Charges Contractor With Stealing Classified Information

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Federal prosecutors have charged a contractor with stealing government secrets and unauthorized removal of classified documents that cover a wide variety of national security issues.


DOJ National Security Chief 'Not Afraid To Impose Consequences' On Hackers

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The outgoing leader of the Justice Department's national security unit confronted a shifting threat, from hackers tied to foreign powers to young Americans inspired by online extremism.


Outgoing Justice Dept. Chief Outlines Focus On Cyber Security

Monday, October 03, 2016

The leader of the Justice Department's national security division, who's leaving after 17 years of government service, says one of the biggest changes during his tenure is the commitment to punish nation states and individuals who hack U.S. infrastructure and businesses.


Lawmakers On The Hill Grill FBI Director Over Email Investigations

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

FBI Director James Comey faced hours of questioning Thursday from the House Judiciary Committee over his agency's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.


Clinton, Trump Clash Over Stop And Frisk In First Debate

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The practice of stop and frisk came up repeatedly in the first presidential debate. NPR takes a look at whether the assertions comport with the facts.


FBI: Murders Up Nearly 11 Percent In 2015; Violent Crime Rose Slightly

Monday, September 26, 2016

Experts said homicides and other violence remain at low rates compared with a crime wave from 20 years ago.


The Issues: How Clinton And Trump Come Down On Law And Order

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Law and order has been a major theme this year on the campaign trail. But that means very different things to the two major party presidential candidates.


Administration Aims To Fight Crime With Job Training

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Labor Department is handing out $5 million in grants to fund job centers for people coming out of jail. The program is part of a broader effort to reduce recidivism.


Study: Violent Crime And Murders Slightly On The Rise This Year In Largest Cities

Monday, September 19, 2016

A new study by the Brennan Center for Justice has found violent crime and homicides on the rise this year, but analysts said a small number of cities such as Chicago account for much of the increase.


Platform Check: Presidential Candidates On Legalizing Marijuana

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Several states are voting on legalizing marijuana in November. NPR takes a look at where the presidential candidates stand on the issue of legal pot.


Lawyer Nominated By Obama Would Be First Muslim Federal Judge

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Abid Qureshi is a partner at the Washington, D.C., firm Latham & Watkins. Colleague and former White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler says he is a "brilliant" lawyer with "legendary" collegiality.


Obama Nominates First Muslim To Federal Court

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The White House nominated Abid Qureshi for a federal judgeship in Washington, D.C. If confirmed, advocates say he would be the first Muslim judge on the federal bench.


FBI Releases New Documents Related To Clinton Email Probe

Friday, September 02, 2016

The FBI released documents about its investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use. That probe did not lead to charges against Clinton. These documents shed light on what she told the FBI.


Trump Wants A Special Prosecutor For Clinton. But They Can Be Political Weapons, Too

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Donald Trump has called for a special prosecutor to investigate his political opponent. But the history of special prosecutors suggests they do not remove politics from the law enforcement process.


Obama Commutes 111 Prison Sentences; DOJ Working To Clear Backlog

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The prisoners got word on Tuesday that their sentences are being shortened, as a result of the White House's efforts on clemency. Justice Department officials are working through a backlog of cases.


Obama Grants Clemency To 111 Prisoners; DOJ 'Confident' It Will Clear Backlog

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Thousands of petitions are still pending, but the Justice Department tells NPR that despite doubts from advocates it plans to consider each of them before President Obama leaves office.


Former Navy SEAL Settles With Authorities Over Bin Laden Raid Book

Friday, August 19, 2016

Matthew Bissonnette, who wrote a best-seller about the Osama bin Laden raid, has agreed to pay more than $6 million to resolve civil breach of contract claims with the government.