Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

'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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Robert Mueller, Long A Sphinx, Speaks — Then Says It Was His Final Word

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Mueller, a decorated veteran and long-serving prosecutor, returned to public life to lead the most-watched — and yet lowest-profile — Washington investigation in a generation.

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U.S. Brings New Charges Against Julian Assange In War Logs, State Cables Case

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia returned a superseding indictment with 17 more charges against the founder of WikiLeaks in connection with leaks by Chelsea Manning.

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FBI Stays On Watch As Terrorists Finish Prison Terms And Broader Threat Evolves

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Investigators acknowledged that Americans might worry about the release of terrorists such as John Walker Lindh, but said the FBI is tracking a changing terror threat across the board.

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Federal Judge Orders More Information Released On Russia Investigation

Friday, May 17, 2019

According to newly unsealed court documents, President Trump's former national security adviser Mike Flynn gave investigators evidence about alleged White House interference with the Russia probe.

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Attorney General Barr Appoints U.S. Attorney To Investigate Russia Probe Origins

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Attorney General Barr has tasked U.S. Attorney John Durham with investigating the origins of the Russia probe. Durham will look into the intelligence gathering aimed at the Trump campaign in 2016.

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FBI Awards Partners, Anti-Drug Campaigners And Difference-Makers Across U.S.

Friday, May 03, 2019

"Your mission is a commitment to serving your communities," FBI Director Christopher Wray told awardees. "You're showing people kindness when they need it most."

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Attorney General Barr Skips Thursday's House Hearing

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Attorney General William Barr didn't show up to Thursday's hearing called by the Democratic majority before the House Judiciary Committee. Congress and the Justice Department are in a standoff.

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Mueller Report Takes Front And Center At Attorney General Barr's Hearing

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Attorney General William Barr faced questions from lawmakers Wednesday after special counsel Robert Mueller expressed concerns about Barr's summary of the special counsel's report.

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Attorney General Barr, Only Weeks Into Job, Makes A Mark Under The Spotlight

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

William Barr has garnered headlines over the special counsel investigation, but he also has been at the center of several other big story lines in Washington.

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Rod Rosenstein, Face Of Russia Probe, To Step Down As Deputy Attorney General

Monday, April 29, 2019

The departure of the Justice Department's number two leader has been expected for months. Rosenstein has described himself as someone dealt a bad hand, one he played the best he could.

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Key U.S. Attorney, Swept Into Russia Investigation, May Prosecute WikiLeaks Case

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Zachary Terwilliger started at the Justice Department as an intern in high school. Now, he is the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, in the intelligence community's backyard.

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Questions Remain After Redacted Mueller Report Is Released

Friday, April 19, 2019

The special counsel's report has left many questions unanswered. So where do voters and Congress go from here? The report affirms numerous news media accounts of conduct within the White House.

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The Redacted Mueller Report Is Out But It Does Not Exonerate Trump Of Obstruction

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Attorney General William Barr laid out the conclusions of the redacted Mueller report on Thursday and said he didn't think the evidence was "sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction of justice offense."

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