Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

White House Adviser Jared Kushner Pushes Prison Reform Bill Forward

Monday, May 14, 2018

White House adviser Jared Kushner is pushing a bill that would make programming available to federal prisoners and ease a path for some to win early release. Though some advocates say it's not enough.

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Senate On Track To Confirm 6 More Of Trump's Judicial Nominees

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

This week, the Senate is on track to confirm six more federal appeals court judges nominated by President Trump. NPR looks at who they are as they make their way to the judicial bench.

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As Trump Pressure Builds, Spotlight Falls On Solicitor General Noel Francisco

Thursday, May 03, 2018

If Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein were removed, Francisco is the next in line to supervise the Justice Department's special counsel investigation.

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Trump Repaid Lawyer $130,000 That Was Given To Porn Star, Giuliani Says

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Donald Trump reimbursed his lawyer Michael Cohen for the hush money paid to adult movie actress Stormy Daniels. Trump legal adviser Rudolph Giuliani made the comment on Fox News Wednesday night.

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Trump Admits To Authorizing Stormy Daniels Payoff, Denies Sexual Encounter

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

In a Fox News interview, the former New York mayor turned presidential lawyer appeared to contradict the president's claims not to have known about the 2016 payment.

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As WH Legal Team Undergoes Changes, Trump Intensifies His Attacks On Justice Department

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended the Justice Department Tuesday against threats from hardline congressional Republicans to impeach him. On Wednesday, President Trump reignited his long simmering dispute with the Rosenstein via tweet.

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Mueller's Questions For Trump Offer A Glimpse Into Special Counsel's Investigation

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly wants President Trump to answer some four dozen questions. But what is significant about them and where did they come from?

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Rosenstein Rejects Pressure From Hill, Vows Justice Dept Won't Be 'Extorted'

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

The deputy attorney general used a Law Day appearance in Washington to defend himself and the Justice Department from a pressure campaign waged by Trump allies.

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Leaked List Of Questions Indicates What Mueller Wants To Ask Trump

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

The New York Times has published a list of questions that the special counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask President Trump in relation to the Russia investigation.

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Former FBI Director Comey Could Be Witness Against McCabe

Friday, April 20, 2018

Former FBI Director James Comey could be a witness against his former deputy, Andrew McCabe. That's if prosecutors decide to charge McCabe with wrongdoing over a media leak in 2016.

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Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe's Camp Fires Back

Friday, April 20, 2018

This week brought news that Andrew McCabe could face criminal charges for alleged misstatements. But now, McCabe is creating a legal defense fund to help pay for his attorney fees.

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Former Deputy FBI Director McCabe Launches Legal Defense Fund

Friday, April 20, 2018

Andrew McCabe's attorney says he needs help paying for the costs associated with potentially defending himself in court — and possibly suing Donald Trump.

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Justice Department Refers McCabe To Prosecutors, But Unclear If They'll Charge Him

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The DOJ's Inspector General's Office has sent the case of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe to the Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney's Office, but it isn't clear what comes next.

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Former FBI Director James Comey Says Holding The Job In 2016 Felt Like A 500-Year Flood

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Former FBI director James Comey sat down for an interview with NPR to talk about the drama of the 2016 election in which he played a central role and defended the decisions that he made.

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Ex-FBI Chief Comey Reflects On Circumstances Surrounding His Firing

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

In his new book, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI Director James Comey says he did his very best to protect the FBI and the Justice Department from an assault by President Trump.

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News Brief: James Comey Talks To NPR, Michael Cohen Investigation, Shinzo Abe Visits U.S.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Former FBI Director James Comey talked with NPR about his actions during the 2016 campaign and his opinions on President Trump. Also, an update on the legal situation of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

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Transcript: James Comey's Full Interview With Steve Inskeep And Carrie Johnson

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Nearly a year after President Trump fired James Comey, the former FBI director has a new memoir, A Higher Loyalty. He talked to NPR about the book and his decisions in the run-up to the 2016 election.

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James Comey Says FBI 'Would Be Worse Today' If Not For His Actions

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

In an interview with NPR, the fired FBI director maintained he wouldn't do things differently if he had a chance. "I saw this as a 500-year flood," he said, "and so where is the manual?"

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White House Responds To Former FBI Director James Comey's New Book

Friday, April 13, 2018

In his new memoir, former FBI Director James Comey accuses the Trump administration of being more worried about the public's perception than Russian interference in elections.

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Despite Swirl Of Conspiracy Theories, Investigators Say The MLK Case Is Closed

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Fifty years after the murder of Martin Luther King Jr., alternate theories about his death continue to flourish. Three men who investigated the crime said they're confident in their conclusions.

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