Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Ex-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe Sues Over What He Calls Wrongful Firing

Thursday, August 08, 2019

The former No. 2 leader of the FBI argues that his dismissal last year was groundless and that he was defamed by people in the Trump administration. He may still face criminal charges.

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Trump's Impact On Federal Courts: Judicial Nominees By The Numbers

Monday, August 05, 2019

Conservatives are delighted by a promise kept to nominate a wave of young judges. Liberals fear effects for decades — and peril for abortion rights. The judges are also largely white and male.

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Trump's Judicial Legacy

Friday, August 02, 2019

President Trump has now appointed nearly one in four of all federal circuit court judges, cementing an important part of his legacy. The picks are far less diverse than his predecessor's.

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DOJ Could Resume Executions In The Federal Prison System As Early As December

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Attorney General William Barr is directing the Bureau of Prisons to resume capital punishment in the federal prison system.

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Justice Department To Resume Federal Executions In December

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Attorney General William Barr effectively clears the way to resume capital punishment in the federal prison system.
The Justice Department says it wants to resume executions as early as December.

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Lawmakers Question Mueller Over His Report On Russian Election Interference In 2016

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Robert Mueller warned in his opening statement that he would not go beyond his report on the Russian interference in the 2016 election. But lawmakers tried to get him to underline their points.

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What To Expect From Robert Mueller's Congressional Testimony

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Robert Mueller says his report on Russian election interference is his testimony. But lawmakers from both political parties are strategizing how to score their own points at Wednesday's hearing.

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Thousands Freed From Prison Custody As DOJ Implements Sentencing Reform Law

Friday, July 19, 2019

More than 3,100 are moving out of the Bureau of Prisons system on Friday and the Justice Department is making other changes to comply with a law passed by Congress last year.

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DOJ Says Local Governments Need To Prepare For Ransomware Attacks

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Department of Justice says ransomware attacks on small and mid-sized local governments by criminal groups are becoming more sophisticated. The agency is warning municipalities to be ready.

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Opioids, El Chapo, Ransomware And Mueller: 1 Year Atop DOJ's Criminal Division

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski kept clear of the special counsel investigation and stepped up enforcement to fight the addiction epidemic — and says more of that is coming.

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Financier Taken Into Federal Custody On Allegations Of Sex Trafficking

Monday, July 08, 2019

Hedge Fund Manager Jeffrey Epstein is due in a New York courtroom Monday after being arrested over the weekend. A source tells NPR that Epstein is facing allegations of sex trafficking.

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Washington, D.C., Prosecutors Launch Restorative Justice Program For Juveniles

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Prosecutors in D.C. are trying a new approach for juveniles on the wrong side of the law. They've launched a program that puts young people in touch with their victims to come up with a way forward.

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D.C. Prosecutors, Once Dubious, Are Becoming Believers In Restorative Justice

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

The District of Columbia is leading the way on a new program in which young offenders get a second chance. It's difficult, but authorities say it's worth it.

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'Wake-Up Call' About A Broken System: New Study Shows Failings Of Probation, Parole

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The nationwide analysis has concluded that probation and parole violations amount to nearly half of admissions to state prisons. The majority of those violations were minor infractions.

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Congress Clashes With Justice Department Over Its Decisions Not To Defend Laws

Friday, June 07, 2019

Congress is at odds with DOJ over enforcement of a ban on female genital mutilation. Prosecutors say they can't appeal a judge's decision because the law needs work; the House wants its will upheld.

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When Politics, Prosecution Collide: Veteran Lawyer Calls Current State 'Disturbing'

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Reid Weingarten, a former public corruption prosecutor, was called a conservative toady and a "lefty" the same day in separate cases. But the system resists the will of any individual, he says.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Makes First Public Comments On Russia Investigation

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller made his first public statement Wednesday saying his report was his testimony and making it clear he does not plan to testify before Congress

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Analysis Of Mueller's Justice Department Remarks

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller makes his first public remarks since the release of his office's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Mueller Defends Office's Investigation Into Russian Interference In 2016 Election

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller gives his first public statement since the release of his office's report. He emphasized the report's finding that Russians launched an attack on our political system.

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Mueller: Special Counsel Office To Close

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, speaking publicly for the first time since the start of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, says his office is closing and he is resigning.

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