Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

A pretrial hearing in the Trump classified documents case is set for today

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

A pretrial hearing is taking place Tuesday in Miami for the federal case about former President Donald Trump's alleged mishandling of classified documents.

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Special counsel calls for a speedy trial in Trump's documents case

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Lawyers for the special counsel team pushed back on a bid by former President Donald Trump for an indefinite delay in the case, calling some of his arguments "baseless."

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FBI Director Chris Wray defends agency at House Judiciary Committee hearing

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

The FBI director faced heated questions from Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, who assailed the bureau for that they said are politically-motivated investigations.

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DOJ won't shield Trump from claims he defamed writer E. Jean Carroll

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

The move reverses course on one of the Justice Department's most controversial decisions during the early stretch of the Biden administration.

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Trump asks the judge to delay the start of his classified documents trial

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

The former president foreshadowed some of the legal challenges he will mount against the unprecedented federal criminal case against him.

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Special counsel has spent millions investigating Trump

Friday, July 07, 2023

Special counsel Jack Smith has spent more than $5 million so far on his twin investigations that circle former President Trump.

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Judge considers releasing an alleged Jan. 6 rioter arrested near Obama's home

Thursday, July 06, 2023

A magistrate judge is wrestling with whether a U.S. Navy veteran accused of disorderly conduct and other charges should be detained pending trial. He was arrested near the Obama residence last week.

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Hunter Biden agrees to plead guilty to federal tax charges

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Federal authorities also charged Biden, the surviving son of the president, with a felony firearm offense.

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Hunter Biden agrees to plead guilty in tax case and avoid prosecution on gun charge

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

The president's son agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax offenses. He's also charged with a felony firearm offense, for which he agreed to enter a pretrial diversion agreement.

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Read the highlights of Trump's arraignment transcript

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has released the transcript for former President Donald Trump's arraignment hearing Tuesday afternoon. Read it here.

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Attorney General Garland defends special counsel's integrity in Trump indictment

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

In the face of allegations of bias, Attorney General Merrick Garland called Jack Smith a "veteran career prosecutor" with a "commitment to integrity and the rule of law."

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Trump to appear in court in Miami after being indicted over classified documents

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Former President Donald Trump will surrender to federal authorities and appear in court at 3 p.m. Trump says he is innocent and is being unfairly targeted by because he's running for president again.

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Trump is set to appear in court after being indicted over classified documents

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

The former president is expected in the federal courthouse in Miami for processing on Tuesday afternoon. Trump faces 37 federal charges, including unlawfully retaining government secrets.

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What we know about the indictment of Trump and his aide

Friday, June 09, 2023

The Justice Department has unsealed an indictment against former President Donald Trump and one of his aides, charging Trump with unlawfully retaining government secrets and obstruction.

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Trump is indicted by a grand jury in the classified documents case

Friday, June 09, 2023

Donald Trump has become the first former president to be indicted by the federal government that he once led. Trump faces seven charges in the probe of documents found at his Florida estate.

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Trump says he's been indicted tied to classified documents probe

Thursday, June 08, 2023

Former President Donald Trump says he has been indicted in the federal probe into mishandling government documents and obstruction. He is the first former president to be charged with a federal crime.

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Trump indicted in case of alleged mishandling of government secrets

Thursday, June 08, 2023

The former president has been indicted on seven counts, including willful retention of information related to national defense and at least one false statements charge, a source tells NPR.

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Federal prosecutors tell Trump that he is a target in classified files probe

Wednesday, June 07, 2023

The notice from the Department of Justice gives Trump's lawyers a chance to argue against indictment. People who receive target letters are usually indicted, but not always.

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Prison sexual assault victims can now petition for compassionate release

Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Advocates are hoping more survivors of sexual assaults in federal prison can use a new method to win early release.

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Pence won't be charged in DOJ classified documents investigation

Friday, June 02, 2023

Two sources confirm the Justice Department sent a letter to former Vice President Mike Pence saying the investigation would close without any finding of criminal wrongdoing.

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