Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

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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Conspiracy Theories About MLK's Death Continue, But Investigators Say Case Is Closed

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Authorities have investigated the death of Martin Luther King Jr. five times since his murder in April 1968. Congress, district attorneys and the Justice Department have all concluded that James Earl Ray shot King as he stood on a motel balcony in Memphis, but conspiracy theories about who was responsible for his death continue to flourish.

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Dutch Lawyer, To Be Jailed and Fined, Is First Sentenced In Mueller Probe

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

A federal judge has sentenced Alex van der Zwaan to 30 days in prison and a $20,000 fine for lying to investigators looking into Russia's attack on the 2016 election.

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Fired FBI Official's Legal Defense Fund To Close After Raising More Than $500,000

Monday, April 02, 2018

Andrew McCabe is closing his legal defense fund after it collected more than $537,000 in just a few days.

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President Trump Seems To Be Struggling To Find Replacements For His Legal Team

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

President Trump's legal team has been in flux for more than a week and several top name attorneys have turned down the chance to work for him. This come as Robert Mueller's special counsel team is intact and moving forward amid that chaos.

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Former 'Apprentice' Contestant Will Proceed With Defamation Lawsuit Against Trump

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A New York judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges the president sexually assaulted and defamed her can go forward. On another front, a former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump is suing to be released from a legal agreement requiring her silence.

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Source: Fired Deputy FBI Director Took Memos, Notes About Interactions With Trump

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Andrew McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday. On Saturday, Washington, D.C., tried to make sense of the latest developments in the seemingly never-ending Russia saga.

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Sessions Fires FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The attorney general has fired former FBI official Andrew McCabe only hours before he planned to retire with full benefits. Justice cited a "lack of candor," but McCabe says he's a scapegoat.

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Justice Department Fires Embattled FBI Deputy Director Just Short Of Retirement

Friday, March 16, 2018

Andrew McCabe was set to retire Sunday. On Twitter, the president hailed the move as "a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy."

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Conservatives Mobilize Grass-Roots Activists To Promote Trump Judges

Friday, March 16, 2018

A conservative group funded by Charles and David Koch wants to mobilize activists across 36 states to play a bigger role in confirming President Trump's judge nominees to lifetime appointments.

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Koch-Funded Group Focuses On Lifetime Appointments Of Judges

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Americans For Prosperity, a conservative group, is pouring resources into energizing its grassroots activists in 36 states around the issue of confirming federal judges for lifetime appointments.

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