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Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson
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4th United States Secretary of Homeland Security

December 23, 2013 - January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump[1]
DeputyAlejandro Mayorkas
Janet Napolitano
John F. Kelly
General Counsel of the Department of Defense

February 10, 2009 - December 31, 2012
PresidentBarack Obama
William J. Haynes II
Stephen W. Preston
General Counsel of the Air Force

PresidentBill Clinton
Sheila C. Cheston
Mary L. Walker
Personal details
Jeh Charles Johnson

(1957-09-11) September 11, 1957 (age 63)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Susan DiMarco
(m. 1994)
EducationMorehouse College (BA)
Columbia University (JD)

Jeh Charles Johnson ( "Jay"; born September 11, 1957)[2] is an American lawyer and former government official who served as the fourth United States Secretary of Homeland Security from 2013 to 2017. He previously was the General Counsel of the Department of Defense from 2009 to 2012 during the first years of the Obama Administration. He is currently a partner at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison[3] and a member of the board of directors of Lockheed Martin Corporation[4] and U.S. Steel.[5] Johnson is a 2018 recipient of the Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Award,[6] has debated several times at the Oxford in England[7] and Cambridge Unions[8] and is the recipient of ten honorary degrees. In private life, Johnson has been a frequent commentator on national and homeland security matters on NBC, MSNBC, FOX, CNN, ABC, CBS and PBS.

Personal life

Johnson was born in New York City, the son of Norma (Edelin), who worked for Planned Parenthood, and Jeh Vincent Johnson, an architect.[9][10] Johnson is a graduate of Morehouse College (B.A.) and Columbia Law School (J.D.), and is the grandson of sociologist and Fisk University President Charles S. Johnson. Johnson's first name is taken from a Liberian chief, who reportedly saved his grandfather's life while he was on a League of Nations mission to Liberia in 1930.[11]

On March 18, 1994, Johnson married Susan Maureen DiMarco, a dentist, at Corpus Christi Church of New York City.[9] The pair grew up across the street from each other in Wappingers Falls, New York.[12] They have two children.[13]

Johnson was present in New York City during the September 11 attacks, which occurred on his 44th birthday.[14][15][16] He has frequently referred to the attacks in his speeches.[17][18]

Career before Obama Administration

Johnson served as Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1989 to 1991. From 1998 to 2001, he was General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force under President Bill Clinton.[19] Prior to his appointment as General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Johnson was an associate and then partner at the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, in which he was the first African American partner.[20] He was elected a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2004.[19]

On January 8, 2009, he was named by President-elect Barack Obama to be General Counsel for the Defense Department.[21] In December 2012, he resigned this position effective at the end of the year to return to private practice.[22]

Ten months later, on October 18, 2013, Johnson was nominated by President Obama to be Secretary of Homeland Security.[23]

For the inauguration of Donald Trump, Johnson was chosen as the designated survivor and would have become the next president if a disaster or attack had occurred.[24]

Federal prosecutor

Johnson began as an associate at Paul, Weiss in November 1984. In 1989, he left to serve as an assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, a position he held until the end of 1991. In that position, Johnson prosecuted public corruption cases.

Air Force General Counsel

Johnson returned to Paul, Weiss in 1992 and was elected partner at the firm in 1994. In 1998, Johnson was appointed General Counsel of the Air Force by President Bill Clinton after confirmation by the U.S. Senate. As General Counsel, Johnson was the senior legal official in the Air Force and Governor of Wake Island, in the Pacific Ocean.[25] His tenure coincided with Operation Allied Force in 1999. He was awarded the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service for his efforts.[19]

Private practice

After his service in the Clinton administration, Johnson returned to Paul, Weiss in 2001, where he was an active trial lawyer of large commercial cases.[19]

Johnson was a member of the Executive Committee of the New York City Bar Association. From 2001 to 2004, he served as chairman of the City Bar's Judiciary Committee, which rates and approves all federal, state and local judges in New York City. In 2007, Johnson was shortlisted by the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination to be Chief Judge of New York[26] though the incumbent, Judith Kaye, was ultimately reappointed by former Governor Eliot Spitzer.

Involvement with the Democratic Party

Johnson was active in Democratic Party politics, as a fundraiser and adviser to presidential campaigns. Johnson served as special counsel to John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign,[27] and was an early supporter of Barack Obama's presidential campaign, active as a foreign policy adviser and as a member of his national finance committee.[28][29]

Obama Administration

General Counsel of the Department of Defense

Johnson swears in Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense.

On January 8, 2009, then President-elect Barack Obama announced Johnson's nomination as Department of Defense General Counsel.[30] On February 9, 2009, he was confirmed by the Senate.[31]

In 2009, Johnson was heavily involved in the reform of military commissions, and testified before Congress numerous times in support of the Military Commissions Act of 2009.[32] In February 2010, the Secretary of Defense appointed Johnson to co-chair a working group, along with Army General Carter Ham, to study the potential impact of a repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. In November 2010, following an extensive study, Johnson and General Ham reported that the risk to overall military effectiveness of a repeal would be low. The report was hailed as a thorough and objective analysis.[33]The Washington Post editorial page wrote:

The report is remarkable not just for its conclusions but for its honest, thorough and respectful handling of a delicate subject. It offers a clear-eyed, careful, conservative approach to implementing policy change. It doesn't play down the hurdles or denigrate the opposition. It is, in short, a document to be taken seriously, especially by those who may have lingering doubts about allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly.[34]

Johnson's tenure as General Counsel was also notable for several high-profile speeches he gave on national security. In a speech he delivered at the Heritage Foundation in October 2011, Johnson warned against "over-militarizing" the U.S. government's approach to counterterrorism: "There is risk in permitting and expecting the U.S. military to extend its powerful reach into areas traditionally reserved for civilian law enforcement in this country." [35] At a speech at Yale Law School in February 2012, Johnson defended "targeted killings",[36] but also stated:

[A]s a student of history I believe that those who govern today must ask ourselves how we will be judged 10, 20 or 50 years from now. Our applications of law must stand the test of time, because, over the passage of time, what we find tolerable today may be condemned in the permanent pages of history tomorrow.

Finally, at the Oxford Union in November 2012, shortly before his resignation, Johnson delivered a widely noted address entitled "The conflict against al Qaeda and its affiliates: how will it end?" in which he predicted a "tipping point" at which the U.S. government's efforts against al Qaeda should no longer be considered an armed conflict, but a more traditional law enforcement effort against individual terrorists. Johnson stated:

"War" must be regarded as a finite, extraordinary and unnatural state of affairs. War permits one man--if he is a "privileged belligerent," consistent with the laws of war--to kill another. War violates the natural order of things, in which children bury their parents; in war parents bury their children. In its 12th year, we must not accept the current conflict, and all that it entails, as the "new normal." Peace must be regarded as the norm toward which the human race continually strives.

Johnson with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in October 2013

The Oxford Union speech received widespread press attention,[37] and editorial acclaim as the first such statement coming from an Obama administration official.[38]

Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense under presidents George W. Bush and Obama, said that Johnson "proved to be the finest lawyer I ever worked with in government--a straightforward, plain-speaking man of great integrity, with common sense to burn and a good sense of humor" and that he "trusted and respected him like no other lawyer I had ever worked with."[39]

According to published reports, Johnson personally gave the legal approval for U.S. special forces to go into Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden.[40]

Secretary of Homeland Security

Johnson visits Pulse nightclub after shooting which left 49 people dead in Orlando

Johnson was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the fourth U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security in October 2013, and was subsequently confirmed on December 16, 2013, by the U.S. Senate with a vote of 78-16.[41] He was sworn in on December 23, 2013.[42]The Washington Post reported "Johnson, an African-American, would bring racial diversity to Obama's Cabinet."

When Johnson entered office one of his top priorities was to fill all of the high level vacancies. By April 2015 the President had appointed and the Senate confirmed all but one of Johnson's senior leader positions.[43] One of Johnson's first major efforts as Secretary was his unity of effort initiative to set the conditions for the Department to operate in a more unified fashion and develop a culture that recognizes and responds adequately to the diverse challenges the Department of Homeland Security faces.[43]

In the spring and summer of 2014 the southern border of the United States experienced a large influx of immigrants, many of whom were children, coming from Central America.[44] Secretary Johnson and his Department worked with the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate a response to address the immigrants' needs. In June, U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services asylum officers were reassigned to conduct credible fear interviews, while prioritizing the cases of recently apprehended unaccompanied children, adults with children, and other recent border crossers.[44] At the same time, Secretary Johnson asked for the support of Congress to increase border security and prevent more spikes like this from happening again.[44] After the flow of immigrant children to the United States, the Department of Homeland Security established three family residential centers, and they immediately became the focus of much controversy.[45] The ACLU has compared them to Japanese internment camps and in July 2015 a U.S. District Court Judge in California ordered that the family residential centers comply with a 1997 settlement concerning the detention of children.[45]

Johnson speaking at the Islamic Society of North America convention in Chicago in September 2016

During the summer and fall of 2014, Secretary Johnson oversaw the Department of Homeland Security's response to the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa.[46] The Ebola epidemic was the largest in history, and impacted multiple West African countries. In response, the Department of Homeland Security developed policies, procedures and protocols to identify travelers for screening who could have been potentially infected to minimize the risk to the traveling public.[46] This response was chosen by the Department over limiting travel visas to the United States, which Secretary Johnson contended would have been a mistake given the leadership position of the U.S. and likelihood of influencing other countries to take the same action.[47]

Johnson met with law enforcement officials and National Football League security prior to Super Bowl 50

After the House of Representatives failed to act on S. 744, Secretary Johnson and President Obama issued ten new executive actions on November 20, 2014 to address the 11 million undocumented individuals in the United States.[48] These actions included, among others, a new Southern Border and Approaches Campaign Strategy, a revision of removal priorities to focus on criminals and national security threats, the end to the Secure Communities program replaced by a new Priority Enforcement Program (PEP), the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and the extension of DACA to Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).[48] Johnson is said to have worked heavily on drafting the executive actions at the behest of the President.[49]

In a 60 Minutes profile of Secretary Johnson that aired in April 2015, it was stated: "[s]o far he's gotten high marks, even from the Republicans in Congress. When he came on board, nearly half the senior management jobs were vacant; he's filled all but one; he's boosted morale; and improved the coordination and dissemination of threat information throughout the government."[50]

Johnson (left) observes a container x-ray screening while visiting the Dundalk Marine Terminal near Baltimore in 2016

In May 2015, Secretary Johnson issued reforms that helped minimize detention time for families in residential centers.[51] In June, one year after the increase of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border, Secretary Johnson committed publicly to continually evaluating the policy of family residential centers.[51] The Secretary made personal visits to the family residential centers and spoke with dozens of Central American mothers at the facilities before issuing additional substantial changes to the Department's detention practices with respect to families with children.[51] One major change included releasing families who establish eligibility for asylum or other relief under the law.[51]

Johnson meets with Qatar's ambassador Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari in March 2016

Johnson also raised employee morale across the Department. For years, DHS had been plagued by low morale. Johnson launched an aggressive campaign to improve morale across the Department. They made hiring and promotion opportunities more transparent, conducted 55 workforce engagements in 22 cities across the country in 2016, and developed a DHS-wide mission statement. That effort brought good results in 2016, as the annual Federal Employee Survey reflected a 3% increase in the levels of employee satisfaction (from 53 percent in 2015 to 56 percent in 2016) - the largest single-year increase for any Department the size of DHS.[52][53]

Speeches and appearances

During his service as Secretary, Johnson has given several high-profile speeches. On June 8, 2015 he gave a speech at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University.[54] He focused on the Department of Homeland Security's border security efforts, describing the trends in border crossers decreasing over the past year, and the Obama administration's executive actions issued to address the millions of hard working undocumented immigrants in America.[54] In July he presented the Landon Lecture at Kansas State University.[55] He warned of the evolving terrorist threat, from terrorist group trained and directed attacks to terrorist group inspired attacks, and described the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to keep Americans safe.[56]

Secretary Johnson also gave the 56th Green Lecture at Westminster College, the same place where Winston Churchill gave the "Iron Curtain" speech. In his Green Lecture, Secretary Johnson emphasized the use of history as an important tool in shaping the decisions of those in public office.[55] Specifically, he discussed the need to be wary of government overreach when responding to threats and crisis, and how it is during these moments when the U.S. government must work its hardest to preserve the values it cherishes.[55] Johnson stated:

We can erect more walls, install more screening devices, and make everybody suspicious of each other, but we should not do so at the cost of who we are as a Nation of people who cherish our privacy, our religions, our freedom to speak, travel and associate, and who celebrate our diversity and our immigrant heritage. In the final analysis, these are the things that constitute our greatest strengths as a Nation.[55]

In 2017, Johnson appeared in the Yahoo! documentary 64 Hours In October: How One Weekend Blew Up The Rules Of American Politics, about the political turmoil in the 2016 US election during October 7-9, 2016, including the Donald Trump/Billy Bush tape, Hurricane Matthew, the Podesta e-mail leaks, and the U.S report on Russian interference.[57]

Committee to Investigate Russia

Johnson serves on the Advisory Board of the Committee to Investigate Russia,[58] a group organized by Hollywood director Rob Reiner and The Atlantic senior editor David Frum.[59][60]

Career after Obama administration

After leaving office in January 2017, Johnson rejoined the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison[61] in New York City. He is also a member of the board of directors of Lockheed Martin,[62]U.S. Steel Corporation,[5] the Council on Foreign Relations,[63] the National September 11 Memorial & Museum,[64] the Center for a New American Security,[65] and a radio station based in Newark, NJ, WBGO.[66] In private life, Johnson is a frequent commentator on NBC's Meet the Press, as well as ABC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, FOX, and other outlets. Since leaving office, he has testified before Congress four times[67] on the subjects homeland security and cybersecurity.[68][69]

In private life, Johnson has sought to expand civility in American politics and dialogue, warning against the rise of extremist speech,[70] and bridge political divides.[71] He appears regularly on both MSNBC's Morning Joe,[72] and Fox & Friends.[73] In June 2018, he was an outspoken critic of the Trump Administration's family separation practice at the border.[74] Several days later, he wrote to criticize calls to abolish ICE.[75] In July 2019, he wrote a widely noted op-ed in The Washington Post titled "Politics is drowning out consensus on immigration. It's time for some straight talk."[76] Johnson has called for a more civil dialogue from political leaders on both sides of the aisle. In an op-ed for The Hill on February 26, 2019, he wrote:

Leaders do lead, and Americans do follow the examples and standards their leaders set. A downward spiral in the rhetoric of our leaders lowers the bar for all the rest of us, makes the previously intolerable tolerable and, for the dangerously deranged few who lurk in our society, makes violence inevitable.[77]

Johnson also delivered the convocation address at Liberty University on September 11, 2020, in which he discussed the importance of morality in political leadership:

Too often politicians pay no price for a lie, or even a crime. Instead, we conveniently overlook the bad behavior by saying 'but I like his polices,' or 'the economy is doing great.' This decoupling of a leader's personal character from the general environment in which he or she governs works only to a point. Trivial times may tolerate trivial leaders. But ask any military commander who has led people into battle, and they will tell you that in times of great stress, the poor character of a leader will have a corrosive effect on an entire unit. Character, integrity and morality do matter.[78][79]

Johnson is a 2018 recipient of the Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Award, presented at the Reagan Presidential Library on December 1, 2018.[80] He has debated at the Oxford and Cambridge Unions several times.[7][81] In November 2019, he was made an honorary life member of the Cambridge Union.[82] In April 2020, Governor Phil Murphy appointed Johnson to represent the state of New Jersey in the seven-state regional working group to develop a plan for reopening the economy following the COVID-19 crisis.[83]

In June 2020, Chief Judge of New York State, Janet DiFiore, appointed Johnson as Special Advisor on Equal Justice in the courts.[84] After a four-month review, Johnson issued a 100-page public report that contained a number of recommendations. The report included the following observation:

[i]n one form or another, multiple interviewees from all perspectives still complain about an under-resourced, over-burdened New York State court system, the dehumanizing effect it has on litigants, and the disparate impact of all this on people of color. Housing, Family, Civil and Criminal courts of New York City, in particular, continue to be faced with extremely high volumes of cases, fewer resources to hear those cases and aging facilities. Over and over, we heard about the "dehumanizing" and "demeaning cattle-call culture" in these high-volume courts. At the same time, the overwhelming majority of the civil or criminal litigants in the Housing, Family, Civil and Criminal courts in New York City are people of color. The sad picture that emerges is, in effect, a second-class system of justice for people of color in New York State.[85]

In 2020, Johnson was named a candidate for Secretary of Defense, United States Attorney General and Director of National Intelligence in the Biden Administration.[86]

See also


  1. ^ As "designated survivor," Johnson served as Trump's homeland security secretary for 7 hrs, 32 min, on Jan. 20, 2017, until his successor was confirmed.
  2. ^ Nominations before the Senate Armed Services Committee, First Session, 111th Congress. S. Hrg. 111-362.
  3. ^ Jeh Johnson,
  4. ^ Lockheed Martin elects Jeh Johnson and James Raiclet to the board of directors[permanent dead link],, 2017-12-11.
  5. ^ a b Corporation, United States Steel (April 28, 2020). "JEH C. JOHNSON ELECTED TO U. S. STEEL BOARD OF DIRECTORS". GlobeNewswire News Room.
  6. ^ "Peace Through Strength Award Recipients Announced for RNDF 2018".
  7. ^ a b "Jeh Johnson at the Oxford Union | the Oxford Union".
  8. ^ "This House Believes that the Special Relationship is Over | Cambridge Union - YouTube".
  9. ^ a b "Weddings; Jeh C. Johnson and Susan DiMarco". New York Times. March 20, 1994. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "Johnson, Jeh Vincent 1931- - Dictionary definition of Johnson, Jeh Vincent 1931- - FREE online dictionary". Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ Johnson, Charles S., Bitter Canaan: The Story of the Negro Republic Transaction Books (1987), page 1xxiii fn 171.
  12. ^ Smith Brady, Lois (April 10, 1994). "Vows; Jeh Johnson and Susan DiMarco". New York Times. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "Natalie Johnson in Joe Biden Swears in Jeh Johnson". Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Jeh Johnson nominated as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security". Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "Remarks by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson at the Woodrow Wilson Center". Department of Homeland Security. February 7, 2014. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ "Homeland Security nominee Jeh Johnson: 'I am a New Yorker'". Retrieved 2017.
  17. ^ Memoli, Michael A. (December 16, 2013). "Jeh Johnson confirmed as Homeland Security secretary". Retrieved 2017 – via LA Times.
  18. ^ "Obama Nominates Jeh Johnson To Head Homeland Security". Retrieved 2017.
  19. ^ a b c d Jeh Johnson Biography Archived March 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP. Retrieved on March 13, 2008
  20. ^ "Jeh Johnson - 1996 40 Under 40 - Crain's New York Business Rising Star". Crain's New York Business. January 1996.
  21. ^ "Obama names four to top Pentagon posts". Agence France-Presse. January 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009.[dead link]
  22. ^ Baldor, Lolita C. "Jeh Johnson, Pentagon's Top Lawyer, Resigns" The Huffington Post, December 6, 2012
  23. ^ Schmidt, Michael S.; Savage, Charlie (October 17, 2013). "Former Pentagon Official to Be Chosen as Homeland Security Chief". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015.
  24. ^ Fabian, Jordan (January 20, 2017). "Jeh Johnson is designated survivor for inauguration". The Hill. Retrieved 2017.
  25. ^ Cahoon, Ben M. (2000). "Wake Island - Governors (from 1972, U.S. Air Force General Counsels in Washington, D.C.)". World Statesmen. Retrieved 2009. 1998 - 2001 Jeh Charles Johnson
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  27. ^ Konigsberg, Eric, "In Clinton's Backyard, It's Open Season as an Obama Fund-Raiser Lines Up Donors", The New York Times, February 24, 2007. Retrieved on March 13, 2008.
  28. ^ Horowitz, Jason, "Clinton Campaign Gets In Gloat Mode With $27 Million Archived December 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine", The New York Observer, October 10, 2007. Retrieved on April 14, 2008.
  29. ^ Horowitz, Jason, "The Best Place for the Rule of Law", The Boston Globe, April 12, 2008. Retrieved on April 14, 2008.
  30. ^ Tyson, Ann Scott, "Obama Selects 4 More Senior Defense Officials", The Washington Post, January 9, 2009.
  31. ^ "U.S. Senate". Archived from the original on February 8, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  32. ^ Editorial, "Undoing the Damage," The New York Times, July 12, 2009
  33. ^ Ed O'Keefe and Craig Whitlock, "'Don't Ask' opponents get a boost, The Washington Post, December 1, 2010.
  34. ^ Editorial, "Ready for Change," The Washington Post, December 1, 2010.
  35. ^ Peter Finn, "Pentagon lawyer warns against over-militarizing anti-terror fight," The Washington Post, October 19, 2011.
  36. ^ "Top Pentagon Lawyer Defends Targeted Killings," The Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2012.
  37. ^ Julian Barnes, "Pentagon Lawyer Looks Post Terror, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 1, 2012; Charlie Savage, Pentagon Counsel Speaks of Post-Qaeda Challenges," The New York Times, December 1, 2012; Barney Henderson, "Al-Qaeda war nearing tipping point, says US," The Daily Telegraph, Dec 1, 2012; Nick Hopkins, "War on al-Qaida drawing to a close, says Obama lawyer," the Guardian, Dec 1, 2012; Daniel Klaidman, "Will Obama End the War on Terror," Newsweek magazine, Dec 24, 2012.
  38. ^ See, e.g., Fareed Zakaria, "Time to terminate the war on terror," Washington Post op-ed, December 6, 2012.
  39. ^ Duty by Robert M. Gates, pp. 283 and 332 (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014)
  40. ^ How 4 Federal Lawyers Paved the Way to Kill Osama bin Laden, The New York Times, Charlie Savage, October 28, 2015
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  44. ^ a b c "Statement by Secretary Johnson About the Situation Along the Southwest Border | Homeland Security". September 8, 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  45. ^ a b "I Know an American 'Internment' Camp When I See One". Retrieved 2015.
  46. ^ a b "Ebola Response | Homeland Security". Retrieved 2015.
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  52. ^ "Statement by Secretary Johnson Concerning the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey - Homeland Security". September 20, 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  53. ^ Are We Safer?, The Atlantic, Steven Brill, September 2016.
  54. ^ a b "Remarks by Secretary Johnson on "Immigration: Perception versus Reality" | Homeland Security". June 8, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
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  56. ^ "Remarks By Secretary Of Homeland Security Jeh Charles Johnson On "The New Realities Of Homeland Security" As Part Of The Landon Lecture Series On Public Issues - As Prepared For Delivery". May 27, 2015.
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  58. ^ "Committee to Investigate Russia: Advisory Board". Committee to Investigate Russia. Retrieved 2018.
  59. ^ Johnson, Ted (September 19, 2017). "Rob Reiner Helps Launch Committee to Investigate Russia". Variety. Retrieved 2017.
  60. ^ Cohen, Stephen F. (September 27, 2017). "Do Liberal Democrats Want War With Russia?". The Nation.
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  63. ^ "Board of Directors". The Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved 2019.
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  65. ^ "Secretary Jeh Johnson, CNAS Board of Director". Center for a New American Security. Retrieved 2019.
  66. ^ "Board of Trustees".
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  70. ^ Stephanopoulos, George "'This Week' Transcript 3-17-19: Tom Bossert, Jeh Johnson, Sen. Chris Coons, Vicky Ward." ABC News, ABC News Network, 17 Mar. 2019,
  71. ^ Gilliland, Donald (March 28, 2020). "Jeh Johnson: Stop the political blame game, so we can solve our crisis first". TheHill.
  72. ^ "Jeh Johnson weighs in on coronavirus response".
  73. ^ Nelson, Joshua (April 20, 2020). "Obama-era DHS chief Jeh Johnson: China's coronavirus numbers are not believable". Fox News.
  74. ^ Capehart, Jonathan. "Opinion | Jeh Johnson on separating immigrant families: 'It's just something I couldn't do'".
  75. ^ Johnson, Jeh Charles. "Opinion | Abolishing ICE is not a serious policy proposal" – via
  76. ^ Johnson, Jeh Charles. "Opinion | Trump-era politics are drowning out consensus on immigration. It's time for some straight talk" – via
  77. ^ Gilliland, Donald (February 26, 2019). "Words have consequences: Lessons for political leaders on both sides". TheHill.
  78. ^ Kruse, Michael. "Why an Obama Loyalist Is Speaking at Liberty University About Moral Leadership". POLITICO.
  79. ^ Smith, Garold. (September 11, 2020). "Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson shares leadership lessons". Liberty University.
  80. ^ "Peace Through Strength Award Recipients Announced for RNDF 2018 - The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute". Retrieved 2019.
  81. ^ "Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security under Obama, talks to The Cambridge Globalist". November 12, 2018.
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  83. ^
  84. ^ "Jeh Johnson Tapped by New York Courts to Lead Racial Bias Review".
  85. ^ "Report from the Special Adviser on Equal Justice in the New York State Courts" (PDF).
  86. ^ "Who Are Contenders for Biden's Cabinet?". The New York Times. November 11, 2020. Retrieved 2020.

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Preceded by
Sheila Cheston
General Counsel of the Air Force
Succeeded by
Mary Walker
Preceded by
William Haynes
General Counsel of the Department of Defense
Succeeded by
Stephen Preston
Political offices
Preceded by
Janet Napolitano
United States Secretary of Homeland Security
Succeeded by
John F. Kelly

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