Ryan Lucas

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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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

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FBI Data Shows The Number Of Hate Crimes Are Rising

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Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, speaks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Nov. 2. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, speaks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee last week in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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More Than 20 Killed In Shooting At A Southern Texas Baptist Church

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Sam Clovis speaks during a news conference with then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in August 2016. Clovis announced on Thursday he would be withdrawing himself from consideration from a top post at the USDA. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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How Russia Used Facebook To Organize 2 Sets Of Protesters

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Lawmakers Aim To Pass Bill Protecting Mueller From Trump

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Manafort, Gates Indicted By Mueller Special Investigation

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Paul Manafort makes his way through television cameras as he walks from federal court in Washington, D.C., on Monday. President Trump's former campaign manager pleaded not guilty to charges in an indictment stemming from a special counsel's probe into the 2016 race and Russia's attempted interference in the election. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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The Latest In The Russia Inquiry: Are Indictments Imminent?

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