Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Who Is Neil Gorsuch, Trump's First Pick For The Supreme Court?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Gorsuch, 49, is one of the youngest Supreme Court nominees in decades. The judge has a sterling legal pedigree and has been likened to Justice Antonin Scalia, whom he is in line to replace.

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At Sessions Hearing, Dems Focus On Fired Acting Justice AG

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee again debated Sen. Jeff Sessions nomination as attorney general, meeting a day after the acting attorney general was fired for refusing to defend an executive order.

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Trump Replaces Acting Attorney General After Immigration Order Flap

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Trump relieved Sally Yates, an appointee from the Obama administration serving temporarily, after she said the Justice Department should not defend his executive order on immigration and refugees.

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Trump Fires Acting Attorney General For Refusing To Defend Immigration Order

Monday, January 30, 2017

The president concluded that Sally Yates had "betrayed the Department of Justice" by refusing to defend his executive order imposing a temporary ban on certain refugees and visa holders.

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5 Questions About The Law And Trump's Immigration Order

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The order on immigration has sparked a number of legal challenges, but the issues involved are far from settled.

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Examining The Legal Issues At Stake As Groups Fight Trump's Executive Order

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A federal judge has put a temporary stay on deportations after President Trump's executive order. We examine the legal questions ahead as groups challenge it in courts.

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Key Justice Dept. Office Won't Say If It Approved White House Executive Orders

Friday, January 27, 2017

A key Justice Department unit has declined to comment on whether it's reviewing a stream of executive orders coming during Donald Trump's first week as president.

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Justice Department Signals Change In Approach To Civil Rights Cases

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A new team is starting to take shape at the Justice Department. Among their early moves, a signal they will change the approach to major civil rights cases.

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In Inaugural Address, Trump Decries 'Carnage' And Promises 'America First'

Friday, January 20, 2017

Donald Trump has completed an unlikely journey from real estate mogul to the 45th president of the United States.

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Can Trump's Pick For Attorney General Serve Independently From The White House?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

There's supposed to be a firewall between the Justice Department and the Oval Office, but Sessions' vigorous support of Donald Trump's campaign raises doubts about how independent he could be.

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Obama Commutes Sentence Of Ex-Army Analyst Chelsea Manning

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

President Obama is commuting most of Chelsea Manning's sentence. Manning is the army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking material about U.S. military and diplomatic activities through WikiLeaks in 2010.

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DOJ Releases Chicago Police Department Report, Updates On Philadelphia

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Department Of Justice officials released a report this week about the Chicago police department. There have also been further developments in Philadelphia and Baltimore.

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DOJ Watchdog To Review Pre-Election Conduct Of FBI, Other Justice Officials

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The inspector general will examine whether FBI Director James Comey's public statements about the Clinton investigation ran afoul of policies that caution against influencing an election.

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Witnesses Testify About Sen. Jeff Sessions In Confirmation Hearing

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Former Justice Department officials, civil rights advocates and a current senator are among the witnesses testifying about Sen. Jeff Sessions and his bid to become U.S. attorney general.

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Sen. Jeff Sessions Addresses Past Racism Controversy In Confirmation Hearing

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, faced his fellow senators in a confirmation hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

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5 Things To Watch For In Jeff Sessions' Attorney General Hearings

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Alabama Republican senator counted himself as one of Donald Trump's earliest supporters on Capitol Hill. Now, he's in line to become the next U.S. attorney general.

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Justice Department Issues New Guidance On Securing Eyewitness IDs

Friday, January 06, 2017

The policy directs federal investigators to document or record an eyewitness's confidence in an identification at the moment of the ID and encourages the use of "blinded" photo arrays of suspects.

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Obama Faces Difficult Choices Amid Stream Of Last-Minute Clemency Requests

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The White House is flooded with last-ditch requests for clemency by several prominent applicants including NSA leaker Edward Snowden and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Supreme Court To Return To 1984 Case Involving Prosecutor Misconduct

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving a notorious 1984 murder in Washington, DC. The key issue involves whether prosecutors failed to turn over favorable evidence to the defendants.

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FBI, CIA Agree That Russia Was Trying To Help Trump Win The Election

Friday, December 16, 2016

Intelligence sources tell NPR that the FBI agrees with the leaked CIA assessment that Russia interfered with the U.S. election, in part to help Donald Trump become president.

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