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Past articles by Carrie:


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

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. → Read More


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

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


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

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. → Read More


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

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. → Read More


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

A judge has sentenced former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon to 4 months incarceration and a $6,500 fine for criminal contempt of Congress. → Read More


Key moments from the Oath Keepers trial

Every trial has its own peculiar rhythms. The first seditious conspiracy case to stem from the Capitol riot is no exception. → Read More


Roe Is Done — Here Are The Next Supreme Court Cases To Watch

The high court, which now includes Biden nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, will hear cases that will determine the future of affirmative action, voting rights and election integrity.And the president announced that he will pardon people convicted of simple marijuana possession under federal law and D.C. statute. That will impact far fewer of people compared to the number convicted on state charges,… → Read More


Oath Keepers planned an armed rebellion, prosecutor tells jury in sedition case

Using text messages, video and recorded calls, the DOJ is arguing that the defendants set out to overturn the 2020 election results by storming the Capitol and interrupting the electoral vote count. → Read More


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