Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

Encore: President Biden has made choosing diverse federal judges a priority

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

President Biden has appointed dozens of judges with lifetime tenure for the federal bench, setting records on professional and racial diversity. Advocates press for more action in 2023.

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President Biden has made choosing diverse federal judges a priority

Monday, January 02, 2023

He has set records in his first two years for the sheer numbers of jurists, dozens of them women. He helped confirm 11 Black women to the appeals courts, more than all other presidents combined.

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Jan. 6 committee votes on criminal referrals against Trump

Monday, December 19, 2022

The Democratic-led House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack voted on criminal referrals against former President Donald Trump to the Department of Justice.

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Senate probe found some federal prison staff abused female inmates without discipline

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

A new Senate probe finds some men who work for federal prisons have systemically preyed on women in their custody, with few criminal or disciplinary consequences.

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Male prison employees assault women in at least two-thirds of U.S. prisons

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

A bipartisan Senate investigation has found male prison employees have assaulted women in at least two-thirds of the nation's federal prisons. Women testify about their stories.

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The man accused of the Lockerbie plane bombing makes a U.S. courtroom appearance

Monday, December 12, 2022

The man accused of making a bomb that killed 270 people in the skies above Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 has made an initial appearance in a U.S. courtroom.

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Justice Department wins a conviction in a rarely used seditious conspiracy charge

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

A jury has convicted Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes of seditious conspiracy for his actions surrounding the Capitol siege on Jan. 6. The jury rendered mixed verdicts for other defendants.

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Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 trial

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

A federal jury found the Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and one other defendant guilty of seditious conspiracy in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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Biography traces public support for J. Edgar Hoover in most of his 48 years in power

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

G-Man by Yale historian Beverly Gage examines how Hoover held onto power and describes his complicated legacy on racial justice and surveillance.

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The DOJ names special counsel to oversee two investigations involving Trump

Saturday, November 19, 2022

The U.S. attorney general has named a special counsel to oversee two sensitive investigations involving former President Donald Trump.

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Attorney General Garland appoints special counsel to oversee Trump investigations

Friday, November 18, 2022

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a veteran prosecutor to serve as special counsel overseeing the criminal probe of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago and the Jan. 6 investigation.

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DOJ names Jack Smith as special counsel to oversee Trump criminal investigations

Friday, November 18, 2022

The department's former public integrity chief, most recently a war crimes prosecutor, will oversee the case of the security documents found at the former president's estate and key aspects of Jan. 6.

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Oath Keepers founder denies he had a role in planning the Captiol attack

Monday, November 07, 2022

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes testified in his own defense Monday, denying he had a role in planning the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack. He and four others are charged with seditious conspiracy.

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Oath Keepers' Stewart Rhodes denies he organized the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol

Monday, November 07, 2022

He testified that the attack was "nowhere in the mission scope at all" of his group, He and four other members are charged with seditious conspiracy.

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The Oath Keepers on trial include Jessica Watkins, a former Army soldier

Thursday, November 03, 2022

One of the Oath Keepers on trial on a charge of seditious conspiracy is Jessica Watkins, a former Army soldier who entered the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack.

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Guards who sexually abuse inmates haven't been punished harshly enough, DOJ memo says

Thursday, November 03, 2022

The Justice Department report urges an overhaul in the way the Bureau of Prisons works to prevent and investigate sexual abuse by prison employees against women in their custody.

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Advocates seek compassionate release for women sexually abused while incarcerated

Friday, October 28, 2022

The women were sexually abused while incarcerated in federal prison in Dublin, California. The issue is part of a hearing Friday before the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

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Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon sentenced to four months in prison

Friday, October 21, 2022

Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon was sentenced to four months in prison Friday.

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Bannon receives 4-month sentence for flouting House Jan. 6 panel

Friday, October 21, 2022

A judge has sentenced former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon to 4 months incarceration and a $6,500 fine for flouting demands from the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.

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Steve Bannon sentenced to 4 months in prison for flouting House Jan. 6 panel

Friday, October 21, 2022

A judge has sentenced the former Trump political adviser to four months incarceration and a $6,500 fine for criminal contempt of Congress.

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