Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Labor Secretary Eyed As White House Searches To Replace Attorney General

Friday, October 10, 2014

The White House effort to replace Attorney General Eric Holder is happening largely in the shadows. But Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is emerging as a top candidate for the post.


Understated Justice Department Lawyer Emerges As Key Player

Friday, October 03, 2014

Stuart Delery stayed out of the limelight even as he argued controversial cases. A recent promotion makes him the highest-ranking openly gay lawyer in the Justice Department.


With The End In Sight, Holder Reflects On His Legacy

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder tells NPR's Carrie Johnson that he's sorry his parents couldn't see Obama's tribute to him on Thursday — and that his greatest regret hit home on a visit to Newtown.


Despite A Bumpy Tenure, Holder Had A Broad Impact

Friday, September 26, 2014

Between clashes with Congress on Operation Fast and Furious and U.S.-based trials for Sept. 11 suspects, the attorney general advanced civil rights priorities and reached several landmark settlements.


Victories For LGBT, Civil Rights Among Holder's Legacy

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday. He says he will step down as soon as the Senate confirms his successor.


Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The nation's first black U.S. attorney general had a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, sentencing reforms and battles with congressional Republicans.

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Domestic Violence Protections Still Resonate 20 Years After Crime Bill

Saturday, September 13, 2014

President Clinton signed major crime legislation in 1994, and provisions that protect women from domestic violence have deep staying power.


20 Years Later, Parts Of Major Crime Bill Viewed As Terrible Mistake

Friday, September 12, 2014

In 1994, Congress passed the most significant crime-fighting legislation in a generation. Now, policymakers are dialing back Clinton's tough-on-crime policies.


Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill

Thursday, September 04, 2014

A federal judge has ruled that British Petroleum is guilty of gross negligence in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill. The decision means BP might be fined billions of dollars in penalties for its role.


Holder Says Ferguson Probe Will Look For Source Of Police Mistrust

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Justice Department investigation is likely to last for months and could result in a court-enforceable agreement to improve things like hiring and training of police in the Missouri city.


No. 3 Justice Department Official To Depart For The Private Sector

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Associate Attorney General Tony West served as the point man for the Obama administration's efforts to recover taxpayer money in settlements related to residential-mortgage-backed securities.


Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.


Former Border Protection Insider Alleges Corruption, Distortion In Agency

Thursday, August 28, 2014

James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.


Holder Seeks To Soothe Nerves During Visit To Ferguson

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.


Rights Of Protesters, Media Misunderstood In Ferguson

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Authorities in the Missouri city are barring protesters and the media from recording their actions, arresting photographers and reporters and insisting that marchers walk instead of stay in one place.


Islamic State Gives U.S. Reason To Intervene In Syria, Ex-Ambassador Says

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kelly McEvers talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford about current U.S. policy in the region, and where it should be headed.


What Washington Can, And Can't, Do In Ferguson

Monday, August 18, 2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited the White House to brief President Obama on the latest federal response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo. FBI agents are set to finish canvassing for witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown, and more federal peacemakers will arrive to try to ease tensions.


Attorney General Holder: Ferguson Scenes Cannot Continue

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Eric Holder said federal investigators have already conducted interviews with eyewitnesses to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb.


Government Watchdogs Complain Of Closed Doors Set Up By White House

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Inspectors general complain that they're being stiffed on the access they need to serve effectively. Four lawmakers are now demanding that the Obama administration comply with transparency requests.


Long Process Begins To Win Non-Violent Drug Offenders Pardons

Thursday, August 07, 2014

It's all part of an effort to clear overcrowded prisons of non-violent drug offenders who would have received shorter sentences if they had been convicted today.