Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Trump Fires James Comey Amid FBI Probe Into Russian Ties To 2016 Election

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The White House announced Comey's firing on Tuesday, which comes in the middle of an FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign had ties to Russian interference in the U.S. election.


Oral Arguments Begin In First Court Hearing On Trump's Travel Ban

Monday, May 08, 2017

Oral arguments in the first court hearing on President Trump's proposed travel ban begin on Monday. The case will be heard by the full Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.


Trump Travel Ban Returned To Court, With President's Words At The Center

Monday, May 08, 2017

A federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., heard arguments about the legality of President Trump's revised travel ban. Immigrant advocates argue it discriminates against Muslims.


'This Was A Colossal Screw-Up': A Close Look At A Case Dismissed For Misconduct

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Only a tiny fraction of federal prosecutions are thrown out because a judge finds evidence of government misconduct. Pharmacist Reddy Annappareddy's is one of them.


Federal Judge Dismisses Health Care Fraud Case After Uncovering Prosecutor Misconduct

Friday, May 05, 2017

A federal judge has dismissed a sweeping health care fraud case against a Maryland businessman after finding multiple instances of prosecutor misconduct. The defendant worries the prosecutor and FBI agent who targeted him are still on the job.


DEA Seeks Prosecutors To Fight Opioid Crisis; Critics Fear Return To War On Drugs

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Drug Enforcement Administration wants to hire prosecutors "to hold accountable the people who are facilitating addiction." Advocacy groups worry the move would exceed the DEA's legal authority.


FBI Director Comey Defends Handling Of Clinton Email Investigation

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

FBI Director James Comey gets caught in the middle of politics at the Senate Judiciary Committee. He defended his handling of the Clinton email case and said he would do it again.


Justice Department Warns 'Sanctuary Cities,' With Grant Money At Risk

Friday, April 21, 2017

Justice Department officials are demanding proof that cities receiving millions in law enforcement grants are complying with federal immigration law.


Leader Of Justice Department National Security Division On The Way Out

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord told staff this week she is leaving to pursue other opportunities. McCord has led the probe into Russian election meddling.


Justice Department Veterans Warn Federal Money Could Have 'Strings Attached'

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A new review announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions could have big consequences for local jurisdictions that refuse to follow federal immigration and marijuana laws.


Washington Labor Lawyer Eric Dreiband Could Run DOJ Civil Rights Unit

Monday, April 10, 2017

Dreiband, who currently works for a prestigious D.C. law firm, was once top lawyer for the EEOC in the George W. Bush administration. He also worked in the office of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.


Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch To Serve On Supreme Court

Friday, April 07, 2017

After a filibuster by Democrats that led to a historic rule change in the Senate, Neil Gorsuch was confirmed Friday to serve on the Supreme Court.


Legal Marijuana Advocates Are Uneasy With Sessions' Stance

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Drug legalization advocates and former prosecutors are watching the Justice Department to see how it shifts emphasis on marijuana prosecutions. Attorney General Sessions takes a hard line on the drug.


DOJ Orders Review Of Agreements That Target Unconstitutional Policing

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Justice Department to review agreements that seek to overhaul troubled police departments, which he says isn't the federal government's job.


Justice Department To Review All Civil Rights Agreements On Police Conduct

Monday, April 03, 2017

The order by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the bid to reassess an agreement in Baltimore may signal that the Trump administration plans to scale back investigations and reopen past deals.


No Signs Yet Of Investigators Giving Flynn Immunity

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Retired Gen. Michael Flynn has asked for immunity from prosecution, in advance of any testimony before congressional committees investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.


Trump Violating Lawyers' First Rule For Clients: Keep Your Mouth Shut

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The president and his advisers are playing into lawyers' worst nightmare: digging their legal case into a deep hole by making remarks outside the courtroom.


Courts To Hear Disputes About Whether Trump's Travel Ban Is Constitutional

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

President Trump's revised order on immigration, which temporarily halts the refugee program and travel from 6 mostly Muslim countries, goes into effect on Thursday. Courts are asked to block it.


ACLU Lawyer Sits At Heart Of Legal Resistance To Trump Agenda

Monday, March 13, 2017

In some ways, the American Civil Liberty Union's new national legal director, David Cole, has spent his entire career preparing for this moment.


U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Fired After Refusing To Resign

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Preet Bharara, the federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, says he was fired by President Trump after he refused an order to resign.