Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

News Brief: Legal Response To Trump's Emergency, McCabe Speaks, Jussie Smollett Case

Monday, February 18, 2019

Following the president's declaration of a national emergency on Friday, we look at the legal action now being taken against it and how it could play out in the courts.


Andrew McCabe, Ex-FBI Deputy, Describes 'Remarkable' Number Of Trump-Russia Contacts

Monday, February 18, 2019

The former acting director of the bureau also tells NPR that he and Justice Department leaders were so rattled following the dismissal of James Comey they struggled with how to respond.


Judge Rules Paul Manafort Lied To Special Counsel's Team

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A federal judge ruled that the ex-Trump campaign chairman lied to special counsel Robert Mueller's office after agreeing to cooperate with its investigation into Russia's influence in the election.


Manafort Intentionally Lied To Special Counsel, Judge Says

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The ruling from Judge Amy Berman Jackson means the prosecutors led by Robert Mueller are no longer bound by their plea deal with Manafort, onetime chairman of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.


Former Attorney General Eric Holder Close To 2020 Decision As He Heads To Iowa

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The former Obama AG will decide whether he's running in the next two weeks. The speech he plans to give certainly sounds like the building blocks of a possible campaign to challenge President Trump.


Whitaker Says He Hasn't Interfered In Mueller Probe

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker faced intense questioning by Democrats on the House Judiciary committee over his independence in overseeing the Mueller probe.


Acting Attorney General Says He Has Not Interfered With Mueller Investigation

Friday, February 08, 2019

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told lawmakers on Friday he has not taken steps to interfere with the Russia probe.


William Barr, Attorney General Nominee, Gets Nod From Key Senate Committee

Thursday, February 07, 2019

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to recommend that the full chamber confirm President Trump's choice to take over the leadership of the Justice Department.


Paul Erickson, Boyfriend Of Russian Agent Maria Butina, Charged In Fraud Scheme

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Erickson has pleaded not guilty. An attorney representing him told NPR the charges are "unfounded" and "will be met with a vigorous defense."


Matthew Charles Becomes One Of The First Inmates To Benefit From First Step Act

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Matthew Charles is one of the first prison inmates to be released under the First Step Act. His cause has been championed by prominent politicians.


Neomi Rao, Picked For D.C. Circuit Court, Faces Scrutiny Over Earlier Views On Rape

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Rao has been nominated for a spot on that prestigious court opened by the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. She has drawn criticism for an argument she aired as an undergraduate decades ago.


Political Consultant Roger Stone Makes Uncharacteristically Silent Court Appearance

Friday, February 01, 2019

Roger Stone was in court Friday for a conference on his criminal case. Prosecutors say the electronic evidence is voluminous.


Roger Stone Pleads Not Guilty In D.C. Federal Court Following Florida Arrest

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The longtime GOP consultant and self-described "dirty trickster" was indicted on charges of obstruction, making false statements to Congress and witness tampering. He says he has done nothing wrong.


Trump Adviser Indicted On 7 Counts Related To 2016 Election Attack

Friday, January 25, 2019

Roger Stone has been indicted and arrested in Florida, according to Justice Department documents. President Trump's informal political adviser and longtime friend is due in court Friday morning.


Trump's Ex-Attorney Cohen Postpones Hill Testimony, Citing Ongoing 'Threats'

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The former fixer was scheduled to appear before a House committee in February. Now that's off. The president's camp has called for an investigation into Cohen's father-in-law.


Senators Hear Sharply Different Views On A.G. Nominee From Outside Witnesses

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Law enforcement and legal establishment witnesses told senators on Wednesday they want Bill Barr as attorney general. Civil rights and urban advocates, however, want the Senate to reject him.


Senate Judiciary Committee Questions William Barr, Trump's Pick For Attorney General

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

William Barr is in line to be President Trump's next attorney general and the Senate Judiciary Committee had a lot of questions for him.


William Barr Supported Pardons In An Earlier D.C. 'Witch Hunt': Iran-Contra

Monday, January 14, 2019

The former attorney general, nominated to return to run the Justice Department, backed President George H.W. Bush's decision to pardon ex-Reagan officials caught up in an earlier imbroglio.


What Changes At The Justice Department Will Mean For The Russia Investigation

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

As William Barr meets with senators on Capitol hill, it's clear the guard is changing at the Justice Department. But what does that mean for the Russia investigation?


Manafort Allegedly Shared 2016 Polling With Associate Linked To Russian Intelligence

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Paul Manafort's lawyers botched redactions in a court filing, revealing the information. Separately, the Supreme Court denied a request believed to be a challenge to special counsel Robert Mueller.