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Ryan Lucas in 2018
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Ryan Lucas

Justice Correspondent

Ryan Lucas covers the Justice Department for NPR.

He focuses on the national security side of the Justice beat, including counterterrorism, counterintelligence and the investigations into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Lucas also covers a host of other justice issues, including the Trump administration's "tough-on-crime" agenda and its fight against sanctuary city policies.

Before joining NPR, Lucas worked for a decade as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press based in Poland, Egypt and Lebanon. In Poland, he covered the fallout from the revelations about secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe. In the Middle East, he reported on the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and the turmoil that followed. He also covered the Libyan civil war, the Syrian conflict and the rise of the Islamic State. He reported from Iraq during the U.S. occupation and later during the Islamic State takeover of Mosul in 2014.

He also covered intelligence and national security for Congressional Quarterly.

Lucas earned a bachelor's degree from The College of William and Mary, and a master's degree from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

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What's Happened This Week In The Impeachment Inquiry

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Associates of President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance charges. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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2 Giuliani Associates Arrested On Campaign Finance Violations

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What Happens To Federal Whistleblowers After They Raise The Alarm

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Second Whistleblower In The Ukraine Affair Comes Forward

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How Attorney General Barr Ended Up At The Center Of The Ukraine Controversy

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House Committees Subpoena Rudy Giuliani In Impeachment Inquiry

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President Trump speaks to the press after arriving on Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Sept. 26. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Trump Plans To Fight Impeachment Push

President Trump's White House is struggling with how to respond to the ever-growing Ukraine scandal as the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry is set to take depositions from key witnesses this week. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, political correspondent Scott Detrow, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

How Trump Plans To Fight Impeachment Push

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani shook hands with supporters as he arrived at President Trump's campaign rally on Aug. 15 in Manchester, N.H. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Rudy Giuliani Subpoenaed By House Intel Committee In Impeachment Inquiry

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Lawmakers Debate Credibility Of Details In Whistleblower's Complaint

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Acting Director Of National Intelligence Testifies On Whistleblower Complaint

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