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Recent articles by Carrie:


DOJ's reproductive rights group is watching for state changes that violate federal law

The Justice Department is leading an effort to monitor changes in state law after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion. → Read More


Justice Department filing on Mar-a-Lago documents puts Trump's lawyers in focus

With more details emerging about the Justice Department probe of how top secret documents came to be stored at Trump's Florida resort, his legal representatives are once again under scrutiny. → Read More

In filings, Justice Department rebuts Trump's claims on Mar-a-Lago search

In a late-night filing, prosecutors blasted what they called "wide ranging meritless accusations leveled against the government." → Read More

The Justice Beat Goes Into ‘Overdrive’

Carrie Johnson, NF ’20, on covering the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s home → Read More


Released during COVID, some people are sent back to prison with little or no warning

"Where is the fairness?" One mother was sent back after a single failed drug test, and her family's life has now been turned upside down for more than a year. → Read More


Steve Bannon found guilty on both contempt of Congress charges

Bannon had refused to testify or produce documents for the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. His lawyers say he just made a mistake about the subpoena dates → Read More


Jury selection starts for Steve Bannon's trial. He's Donald Trump's former adviser

Jury selection for Steve Bannon's contempt trial began Monday. The former adviser to Donald Trump is being accused of contempt of Congress. → Read More


Federal authorities searched former Justice official Jeff Clark's home

Federal authorities on Wednesday searched the home of former Justice official Jeff Clark, who supported Trump's voting fraud claims and features heavily in today's Jan. 6 committee hearings → Read More


The Justice Department wants to see the Jan. 6 committee's transcripts

It says the lack of sharing is complicating its criminal probe. → Read More


Committee deadlocks on Biden's pick to lead firearms agency

Democrats can still advance the nomination of Steve Dettelbach to lead the ATF using procedural moves. → Read More


Dana Remus made legal history in the White House. Now she's moving on

Stuart Delery will replace her. Also, former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will advise the White House on public engagement and Julie Rodriguez will be promoted to senior advisor. → Read More


The attorney general and federal prosecutors are watching all of the Jan. 6 hearings

Pressure has been growing from Democrats and activists to charge more people, including those in high positions of power → Read More


Justice Department launches review of law enforcement's response in Uvalde

Experts are already on the ground in Texas. They plan to review documents, interview law enforcement officers, and consult with families of victims and survivors. → Read More


The Justice Department has gone far and wide in its Jan. 6 probe. Some want more

It has charged more than 800 people with crimes related to the deadly assault, secured three guilty pleas on the charge of seditious conspiracy and won cooperation of insiders from far-right groups. → Read More


Proud Boys leader Tarrio, four others, charged with seditious conspiracy

The U.S. rarely charges suspects with seditious conspiracy, a very serious crime defined as two or more people conspiring to overthrow or destroy the government → Read More


Former Trump adviser Navarro indicted for contempt of Congress over Jan. 6 subpoena

A federal grand jury has indicted Peter Navarro on two counts of contempt of Congress after he failed to comply with a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee → Read More


Special Counsel Durham fails first courtroom test in his three-year probe

Michael Sussmann was acquitted of one charge of lying to the FBI in the first verdict rendered during the probe by a special counsel appointed in the Trump administration. → Read More


As a jury weighs if a lawyer lied to the FBI, Durham's legacy hangs in the balance

Michael Sussmann faces one charge of lying to the FBI ahead of the 2016 presidential election. It's the first courtroom test for special counsel John Durham, appointed by the Trump administration. → Read More


Senate committee meets with Biden's pick to lead ATF hours after Texas shooting

Key Senate Democrats say that confirming a permanent leader for the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau may be one of the few legislative steps the Congress can advance this year. → Read More


The Justice Department is releasing new guidelines, grants to fight hate crimes

Leaders in the civil rights community are pushing the department and other cabinet agencies to take more aggressive action. → Read More