Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

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.


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.


Trump Adviser Indicted On 7 Counts Related To 2016 Election Attack

Friday, January 25, 2019

Roger Stone has been indicted and arrested in Florida, according to Justice Department documents. President Trump's informal political adviser and longtime friend is due in court Friday morning.


Trump's Ex-Attorney Cohen Postpones Hill Testimony, Citing Ongoing 'Threats'

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The former fixer was scheduled to appear before a House committee in February. Now that's off. The president's camp has called for an investigation into Cohen's father-in-law.


Senators Hear Sharply Different Views On A.G. Nominee From Outside Witnesses

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Law enforcement and legal establishment witnesses told senators on Wednesday they want Bill Barr as attorney general. Civil rights and urban advocates, however, want the Senate to reject him.


Senate Judiciary Committee Questions William Barr, Trump's Pick For Attorney General

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

William Barr is in line to be President Trump's next attorney general and the Senate Judiciary Committee had a lot of questions for him.


William Barr Supported Pardons In An Earlier D.C. 'Witch Hunt': Iran-Contra

Monday, January 14, 2019

The former attorney general, nominated to return to run the Justice Department, backed President George H.W. Bush's decision to pardon ex-Reagan officials caught up in an earlier imbroglio.


What Changes At The Justice Department Will Mean For The Russia Investigation

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

As William Barr meets with senators on Capitol hill, it's clear the guard is changing at the Justice Department. But what does that mean for the Russia investigation?


Manafort Allegedly Shared 2016 Polling With Associate Linked To Russian Intelligence

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Paul Manafort's lawyers botched redactions in a court filing, revealing the information. Separately, the Supreme Court denied a request believed to be a challenge to special counsel Robert Mueller.


DOJ, Largely Shut Down, Nonetheless Issued Statements On Southern Border Cases

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

The department's public affairs apparatus is mostly idle for lack of funding, but that hasn't stopped it from making announcements in support of the administration's messaging about immigrants.


House Democrats Hire New Top Lawyer To Defend Affordable Care Act

Friday, January 04, 2019

Douglas Letter spent 40 years defending the executive branch at the Justice Department. Now, he'll become the House's general counsel, as challenges over subpoenas and executive privilege are likely.


Judge Hands Setback To Conspiracy Theorist Corsi In His Suit Against DOJ

Thursday, January 03, 2019

A federal judge declined to assign himself to a case as sought by Jerome Corsi as part of a lawsuit against Robert Mueller. Corsi has said he rejected a guilty plea with prosecutors.


Trump's Judicial Appointments Were Confirmed At Historic Pace In 2018

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

The Trump administration has achieved remarkable success in confirming federal judges, while left-leaning groups are sounding alarms about diversity and other concerns.


Federal Judge Delays Michael Flynn Sentencing After Plea Of Lying To Feds

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The judge ordered both sides to file status reports by March 13. He said he has outstanding questions, including how the Russia investigation was impeded and the impact of Flynn's lies on the inquiry.


2 Associates Of Michael Flynn Charged In Alleged Scheme To Smear Turkish Cleric

Monday, December 17, 2018

The men failed to register as foreign agents, prosecutors say, and they even developed a plot to disguise the ultimate origins of payments they were receiving from Turkey.


A Head-Spinning Week In The Mueller Probe Produces A Sentence And A Plea

Saturday, December 15, 2018

President Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, got three years in prison, and the publisher of the National Enquirer agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.


Maria Butina Pleads Guilty In Foreign Agent Case, Admits Clandestine Influence Scheme

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Russian gun rights activist had sought to establish back-channel ties between the Russian government and leading U.S. conservative groups, including the Trump campaign and the NRA.


Senate Narrowly Confirms Trump Judicial Nominee, Despite Poor Rating

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Senate narrowly confirmed Jonathan Kobes to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals despite an American Bar Association rating of "not qualified."


News Brief: Britain No Confidence Vote, Government Shutdown Threat, Cohen Sentencing

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a vote of no confidence. President Trump threatens a shutdown if he doesn't get the budget for a border wall. And Michael Flynn's lawyers ask for leniency.


Michael Flynn Asks For No Prison Time, Cites Help He Gave Special Counsel

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Defense lawyers told the judge their client gave investigators extensive help and gave the country exemplary military service.