Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Legal Opinions Or Political Commentary? A New Judge Exemplifies The Trump Era

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Judge James Ho has begun what likely will be decades of service on the federal bench, drawing attention from critics and supporters and encapsulating how much effect Donald Trump is having.

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Maria Butina's Lawyer Demands Proof Of Alleged Sex-For-Job Proposition

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Lawyers for a woman charged with serving as a Russian agent dueled in court with prosecutors over evidence in the case, including an alleged honeypot scheme.

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Federal Judge Delays Manafort Trial, Grants Immunity To 5 Witnesses

Monday, July 23, 2018

Attorneys for Donald Trump's former campaign chairman asked for more time to prepare for Paul Manafort's first of two federal trials; a judge agreed to push back the start.

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Justice Department Calls Russian Woman, Maria Butina, A Flight Risk

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Russian woman living in the U.S. has been charged with working as an unregistered foreign agent. The Justice Department wants her detained until trial.

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Judge Orders Maria Butina, Linked To Russian Spy Agency, Jailed Ahead Of Trial

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A federal magistrate judge ordered a Russian woman charged with serving as a foreign agent into custody ahead of her trial after prosecutors said she was a flight risk.

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Maria Butina To Appear In Court

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Maria Butina, a Russian woman living in the U.S., has been charged with working as an unregistered foreign agent. She is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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News Brief: Trump Walks Back Comments, Russian Student Charged, Migrant Detentions

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

President Trump takes that Helsinki comment back. Another thread in the story of alleged Russian influence in U.S. affairs. And disturbing stories from migrant detention facilities, from those inside.

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Feds Charge Russian Student, Linked To NRA, With Conspiracy

Monday, July 16, 2018

Prosecutors accused Maria Butina of conspiring to violate a law that requires foreign agents to register with the U.S. government. Authorities said she was working for Russia.

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Government Charges 12 Russian Officers With Election Attack

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Justice Department has charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with conspiring against the U.S. by hacking in order to interfere with the 2016 election.

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Justice Department Charges Russian Cyberspies With Attack On 2016 Election

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Justice Department announced Friday that a new indictment had been unsealed against 12 Russians connected to hacking of Democratic Party and other targets.

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Senate Confirms New Boss For Justice Department Criminal Division

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Ending months of delay, the Senate has voted to confirm Brian Benczkowski as an assistant attorney general. Democrats had attacked his work for a Russian bank.

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Prosecutors Object To Manafort Bid To Delay Trial, Saying He Is Treated Like A 'VIP'

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Prosecutors argue there is no reason to delay a trial for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. A judge has ordered him to be moved closer to the court in which he'll appear.

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Manafort: Never Mind, Please Don't Move Me To Jail Near Washington After All

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A judge agreed to move President Trump's former campaign chairman closer to the site of his trial, but Paul Manafort says he has changed his mind and wants to say put.

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Judge Sets Timeline That Could Mean Flynn Is Sentenced In October

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A federal judge convened a hearing on Tuesday at which former national security adviser Mike Flynn and prosecutors talked about what could follow Flynn's guilty plea.

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Brett Kavanaugh Supported Broad Leeway For Presidents Under Investigation

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

President Trump's new nominee for the Supreme Court argued that presidents should be protected from lawsuits and investigations while they're in office.

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Facing An Uphill Battle, Activists Race To Oppose Trump's Supreme Court Pick

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Demand Justice launched this year to oppose President Trump's judicial nominees. Now the group is reaching out to left-leaning activists before hearings begin to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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Top Justice Department Lawyer Resigns, Latest To Step Down

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Scott Schools, the highest ranking career official at the Justice Department, will soon leave his position. Schools touched sensitive issues at DOJ including the special counsel probe.

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Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Hints He May Cooperate With Federal Prosecutors

Monday, July 02, 2018

Cohen once said he would "do anything" to protect Donald Trump. Facing an ongoing FBI probe of his finances and business dealings, Cohen now says his "first loyalty" rests with his family.

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News Brief: Report Criticizes Comey, Republicans To Vote On Immigration, Tariffs On China

Friday, June 15, 2018

Former FBI Director James Comey has been found insubordinate in his handling of the Clinton email investigation, but not biased. Also, House Republicans plan to vote next week on immigration bills.

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What's Next After Inspector General Report

Friday, June 15, 2018

We look at the implications of a new inspector general's report about the conduct of the FBI and James Comey during an investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.

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