Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

D.C.'s Female Judges Are Central To The Russia Imbroglio, Often Behind The Scenes

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Some of the least-known but most important figures in the Russia investigation and its aftermath are the women who preside over its headline-grabbing cases.

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Recapping The Busy Week In The Russia Investigation

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Paul Manafort was sentenced for the second time, Roger Stone appeared in court and a key investigator is leaving the team.

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Seriously Ill Federal Prisoners Freed As Compassionate Release Law Takes Effect

Friday, March 15, 2019

Judges are beginning to limit the sentences of cancer sufferers and other badly ailing prisoners after a law passed last year by Congress.

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As End Nears To Mueller Era, D.C. Lawyers Fear Lasting Politicization Of Justice

Friday, March 15, 2019

Washington's legal community worries that the attacks on federal law enforcement, judges and the broader justice system may hurt its reputation long after the special counsel's investigation wraps.

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News Brief: FAA Grounds 737 Max, Mueller Team Member Leaves

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The FAA has grounded all Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the U.S. as investigators probe the cause of the crash in Ethiopia. Also, new information suggests the special counsel's investigation is done.

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Top Mueller Prosecutor Stepping Down In Latest Clue Russia Inquiry May Be Ending

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Andrew Weissmann, one of the best-known lawyers in special counsel Robert Mueller's office, is set to depart soon from that job and the Justice Department, NPR has learned.

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Paul Manafort Sentenced To 3.5 More Years In Prison; New State Indictment Announced

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Donald Trump's former campaign chairman was ordered to serve some of his time concurrently with a 4-year term handed down last week, making his sentence a total of 7.5 years.

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News Brief: Legal Response To Trump's Emergency, McCabe Speaks, Jussie Smollett Case

Monday, February 18, 2019

Following the president's declaration of a national emergency on Friday, we look at the legal action now being taken against it and how it could play out in the courts.

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Andrew McCabe, Ex-FBI Deputy, Describes 'Remarkable' Number Of Trump-Russia Contacts

Monday, February 18, 2019

The former acting director of the bureau also tells NPR that he and Justice Department leaders were so rattled following the dismissal of James Comey they struggled with how to respond.

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Judge Rules Paul Manafort Lied To Special Counsel's Team

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A federal judge ruled that the ex-Trump campaign chairman lied to special counsel Robert Mueller's office after agreeing to cooperate with its investigation into Russia's influence in the election.

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Manafort Intentionally Lied To Special Counsel, Judge Says

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The ruling from Judge Amy Berman Jackson means the prosecutors led by Robert Mueller are no longer bound by their plea deal with Manafort, onetime chairman of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder Close To 2020 Decision As He Heads To Iowa

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The former Obama AG will decide whether he's running in the next two weeks. The speech he plans to give certainly sounds like the building blocks of a possible campaign to challenge President Trump.

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Whitaker Says He Hasn't Interfered In Mueller Probe

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker faced intense questioning by Democrats on the House Judiciary committee over his independence in overseeing the Mueller probe.

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Acting Attorney General Says He Has Not Interfered With Mueller Investigation

Friday, February 08, 2019

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told lawmakers on Friday he has not taken steps to interfere with the Russia probe.

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William Barr, Attorney General Nominee, Gets Nod From Key Senate Committee

Thursday, February 07, 2019

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to recommend that the full chamber confirm President Trump's choice to take over the leadership of the Justice Department.

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Paul Erickson, Boyfriend Of Russian Agent Maria Butina, Charged In Fraud Scheme

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Erickson has pleaded not guilty. An attorney representing him told NPR the charges are "unfounded" and "will be met with a vigorous defense."

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Matthew Charles Becomes One Of The First Inmates To Benefit From First Step Act

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Matthew Charles is one of the first prison inmates to be released under the First Step Act. His cause has been championed by prominent politicians.

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Neomi Rao, Picked For D.C. Circuit Court, Faces Scrutiny Over Earlier Views On Rape

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Rao has been nominated for a spot on that prestigious court opened by the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. She has drawn criticism for an argument she aired as an undergraduate decades ago.

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Political Consultant Roger Stone Makes Uncharacteristically Silent Court Appearance

Friday, February 01, 2019

Roger Stone was in court Friday for a conference on his criminal case. Prosecutors say the electronic evidence is voluminous.

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Roger Stone Pleads Not Guilty In D.C. Federal Court Following Florida Arrest

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The longtime GOP consultant and self-described "dirty trickster" was indicted on charges of obstruction, making false statements to Congress and witness tampering. He says he has done nothing wrong.

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