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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 and counterintelligence. Lucas also covers a host of other justice issues, including the Trump administration's "tough-on-crime" agenda and anti-trust enforcement.

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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Some Speculate Trump Will Pardon More Allies Before Leaving Office

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Barr Says No Election Fraud Has Been Found By Federal Authorities

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Attorney General William Barr said that U.S. attorneys and the FBI have looked into specific allegations but that they have found nothing that would affect the outcome of the election. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Barr: DOJ Has No Evidence Of Fraud Affecting 2020 Election Outcome

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Trump Pardons Michael Flynn Despite Guilty Plea For Lying About Russia Contact

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Trump Pardons Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

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President Trump has pardoned Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, pictured at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse in Washington, D.C., in July 2018. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Pardons Michael Flynn, Who Pleaded Guilty To Lying About Russia Contact

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President Trump arrives to speak last week in the White House Rose Garden. He has benefited from the de facto immunity from prosecution that all presidents enjoy while in office. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Once Out Of Office, Trump Faces Significant Legal Jeopardy

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8 People Charged Over Alleged Role In Chinese Government Operation In The U.S.

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