Perry Stein

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering the Justice Department.

Education: Washington University in St. Louis, BA

Perry Stein covers the Justice Department and FBI for The Washington Post. She previously covered D.C. education. Before she joined The Post in 2015, she was a staff writer for Washington City Paper and wrote for the Miami Herald.
Latest from Perry Stein

Inmates knew of Whitey Bulger prison transfer before he arrived, report finds

An inspector general’s investigation found ‘incompetence’ and policy ‘deficiencies’ contributed to Bulger’s death in prison.

December 7, 2022

Rubio’s long friendship with David Rivera faces new scrutiny over charges

Former Florida congressman David Rivera was charged with money laundering conspiracy and not registering lobbying work on behalf of Venezuela.

December 6, 2022

FBI investigates deliberate attacks on N.C. power substations

More than 30,000 customers of Duke Energy remained without electricity Monday after infrastructure in Moore County was damaged by gunfire.

December 6, 2022

Trump Mar-a-Lago special master struck down by appeals court

A three-judge panel, including two Trump appointees, said they would not "carve out an unprecedented exception in our law for former presidents.”

December 1, 2022

Garland praises Oath Keepers verdict, won’t say where Jan. 6 probe goes

The Justice Dept. will weigh the conviction of Stewart Rhodes and a top deputy in deciding whether to pursue other high-profile Trump allies, people familiar with the matter said.

November 30, 2022

Appeals panel grills Trump lawyer over FBI search of Mar-a-Lago

In hearing appeal of special master appointment, judges seem skeptical that court-approved search of Trump's Florida property was improper or unlawful.

November 22, 2022

From Europe, Trump special counsel takes over Mar-a-Lago, Jan. 6 probes

Prosecutor Jack Smith must assemble a team, find office space and catch up on the long-running, high-stakes cases involving former president Donald Trump.

November 21, 2022

Garland names special counsel for Trump Mar-a-Lago, 2020 election probes

Jack Smith, currently a war crimes prosecutor at The Hague, was tapped to handle politically sensitive cases days after Donald Trump announces he will again seek the presidency.

November 18, 2022

Taylor Swift blasts Ticketmaster for ‘Eras Tour’ rollout

Taylor Swift compared buying "Eras Tour" tickets on Ticketmaster to enduring "bear attacks"; a Justice Department probe is said to already be underway.

November 18, 2022

Trump’s 2024 candidacy won’t stop Justice Dept. criminal probes

Some legal experts say it’s too late to appoint a special counsel to take over investigations of Donald Trump, even as he announced a 2024 presidential bid.

November 15, 2022