Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Donald Trump Jr. Admits To Meeting With Russian Lawyer

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. acknowledges meeting with a Russian lawyer to get damaging information about Hillary Clinton, and FBI director nominee Christopher Wray prepares to answer questions from senators.

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5 Questions For FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee and a host of human rights and civil liberties groups have questions for the president's nominee to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Could Help Steady The Bureau Amid Turmoil

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The former prosecutor operates outside the spotlight. But his friends and mentors say he appreciates Justice Department traditions and will uphold them if he's confirmed to lead the FBI.

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Trump's FBI Director Pick Faces Confirmation Hearing

Sunday, July 09, 2017

President Trump's nominee to become director of the FBI, former Justice Department leader Christopher Wray, is scheduled to go before senators next week for his confirmation hearing.

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Special Counsel Mueller Lets His Actions Do The Talking: 15 Hires, More to Come

Saturday, July 08, 2017

The man leading the DOJ investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election is building an all-star team of prosecutors. A conservative group that supports President Trump launched an attack ad.

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Morning News Brief: Trump Meets Putin, Russia Probe Update, New Tesla Car

Friday, July 07, 2017

President Trump meets with Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit. Also, an update on Robert Mueller's Russia probe, and a look at electric carmaker Tesla's new lower-priced car.

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An Update On Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation

Friday, July 07, 2017

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who's leading the Russia probe, has assembled a high-powered team of investigators and lawyers.

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'Let Local People Solve Local Problems,' Memphis Says In Bid To End DOJ Oversight

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The Justice Department's agreement to overhaul troubled juvenile courts in Memphis had been lauded as a national model. Now local officials want to get out from under federal oversight.

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White House Puts More Pressure On Sanctuary Cities To Comply With Immigration Law

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Trump administration is intensifying its conflict with cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Republicans in Congress are adding to the pressure. Friday is the deadline for sanctuary cities to respond to the Department of Justice.

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Too Close For Comfort: Insiders Worry About DOJ Lawyers Speaking At White House

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Recent appearances by the attorney general and a U.S. attorney at the White House podium have some current and former Justice Department officials worrying about law enforcement independence.

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge To Calif. Gun Carry Law

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The case challenged the state's right to impose limits on people openly carrying guns in public. Since 2010, the high court hasn't heard a Second Amendment case frustrating both sides of the debate.

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Rosenstein Says Most Important Part Of The Job Is To Maintain Public Confidence

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been taking heat from the president, friends of the fired FBI director and members of Congress. He said he wants to protect the Justice Department brand.

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Deputy Attorney General Bears The Weight Of The Justice Department

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

In 5 months, leaders at the Justice Department have been under heavy pressure — on everything from the travel ban to the Russia investigation. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has a heavy load.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intel Committee

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee less than a week after the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey raised several questions about Sessions' contacts with Russians in Washington, D.C., before his recusal from the investigation now underway.

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Comey Testimony Reverberates Across Washington, D.C.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday. That's the same panel that former FBI Director James Comey testified before.

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Comey Testimony Raises More Questions About Attorney General Sessions

Friday, June 09, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey raised more questions about Attorney General Jeff Sessions than he answered at Thursday's hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Had Been On White House Shortlist To Run FBI

Friday, June 09, 2017

The Trump White House had been considering Robert Mueller to lead the FBI. Then, the Justice Department moved in and asked him to serve as special counsel in its Russia investigation.

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James Comey Accuses White House Of Lying About His Firing

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Fired FBI Director James Comey testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, as part of its inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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A Month After He Was Fired, Comey Will Tell His Side Of The Story

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee. In preview remarks, he says President Trump asked him to ease off of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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President Trump Selects New Leader For The FBI

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

In a tweet, the president says he'll name former prosecutor Christopher Wray to be his next FBI director. Wray would replace James Comey, who Trump fired.

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