Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Trump appeals Colorado ballot ruling

Wednesday, January 03, 2024

Former President Donald Trump has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a landmark decision by Colorado's top court that ruled him ineligible from appearing on that state's primary ballot.

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2023 was the year of special counsel appointments for cases involving Trump and Biden

Sunday, December 31, 2023

This year two more special counsels joined Jack Smith in leading some of the most sensitive investigations at the Justice Department.

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Supreme Court is called to weigh in on Trump's eligibility to appear on 2024 ballot

Friday, December 29, 2023

The Supreme Court is being asked to consider issues that could affect the outcome of next year's presidential election, as part of a series of cases that relate to Donald Trump.

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This week in Trump's trials

Saturday, December 23, 2023

The Supreme Court refused to take up Special Counsel Jack Smith's request to decide whether former President Donald Trump is immune from prosecution for alleged crimes committed while in office.

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The Supreme Court will not fast-track the request to review Trump's immunity

Friday, December 22, 2023

The court denied special counsel Jack Smith's petition without offering a reason for its decision.

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The special counsel has asked the Supreme Court to decide whether Trump has immunity

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

The Supreme Court has been asked to fast track a case that centers on whether former President Donald Trump should be shielded from criminal prosecution.

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Trump's legal team tries to delay his election interference trial — and get it on TV

Saturday, December 09, 2023

Former President Donald Trump and some media organizations are pushing for the Jan. 6 federal election interference trial to be televised.

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Hundreds released from prison during pandemic may be sent back under Senate proposal

Thursday, November 30, 2023

A resolution in the Senate could send hundreds of people released from prisons during the pandemic back into federal facilities. Only a tiny fraction committed new crimes during home confinement.

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Takeaways from a busy week in Trump's trials

Saturday, November 25, 2023

In the latest segment of Trump's Trials, NPR's Scott Detrow speaks with NPR Political Editor and Correspondent Domenico Monataro and Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson.

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An appeals court will hear arguments over Trump's gag order in Jan. 6 case

Monday, November 20, 2023

Lawyers for former President Trump and the special counsel team will argue before a federal appeals court in Washington about the scope of a gag order lodged against him.

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Prosecutors link Trump to violence on Jan. 6

Friday, November 17, 2023

Prosecutors are tying former President Trump to the violent events on Jan. 6, 2021, after he asked a court to remove that language from his federal indictment.

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The election interference case against Trump is taking shape

Friday, November 17, 2023

Prosecutors are tying former President Donald Trump to the violent events on Jan. 6, 2021. His lawyers asked a court to strip references to that language from his federal indictment.

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Siding with Trump, the ACLU says a judge's gag order in Jan. 6 case is too sweeping

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

The ACLU says a judge's gag order against former President Trump restricts too much of his speech on matters of public importance.

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Trump's lawyers urge judge to dismiss federal election interference case

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

The former president's lawyers are arguing that the Justice Department is criminalizing "core political speech" protected by the First Amendment and selectively targeting him for prosecution.

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Trump isn't above the law, Justice Department tells a judge

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Prosecutors said the former president should not enjoy blanket immunity from criminal prosecution in the federal election interference case against him.

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Judge weighs imposing partial gag order against Trump after inflammatory posts

Monday, October 16, 2023

A federal judge holds a hearing Monday on the special counsel's request for a partial gag order on Donald Trump — arguing his remarks erode confidence in the courts and could bias potential jurors.

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Judge imposes partial gag order against Trump in election-interference case

Monday, October 16, 2023

The limited gag order bars the former president from making statements targeting prosecutors and court personnel as well as inflammatory statements about likely witnesses.

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Judge sets March 4, 2024, as Trump trial date in election interference case

Monday, August 28, 2023

The judge overseeing a criminal case against former President Donald Trump for interfering with the 2020 presidential election has set a trial date of March 4, 2024.

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Federal prosecutors will seek a January trial date for ex-President Trump

Monday, August 28, 2023

The judge overseeing the election conspiracy case against former President Donald Trump says she intends to set a trial date at a hearing Monday.

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Judge in Trump trial has a tough sentencing record in Jan. 6 cases

Friday, August 25, 2023

Judge Tanya Chutkan knows her way around a courtroom after years as a public defender. Now her rulings will be on international display in the Jan. 6 case against the former president.

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