Josh Dawsey

Washington, D.C.

Political investigations and enterprise reporter

Education: University of South Carolina

Josh Dawsey is a political enterprise and investigations reporter for The Washington Post. He joined the paper in 2017 and previously covered the White House. Before that, he covered the White House for Politico, and New York City Hall and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the Wall Street Journal.
Latest from Josh Dawsey

Items with classified markings found at Trump storage unit in Florida

The former president’s lawyers say no classified documents were found at Trump Tower in New York or at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J.

December 7, 2022

Trump’s committee paying for lawyers of key Mar-a-Lago witnesses

The payments are legal, and a defense lawyer for the witnesses says they are not problematic. But some outside legal experts say they could pose a conflict.

December 5, 2022

Trump’s dinner with antisemites provides test of GOP response to extremism

Republicans are showing increasing willingness in criticizing Trump over his meeting with white nationalist Nick Fuentes and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West who has issued anti-Jewish diatribes.

November 30, 2022

Trump criticized for dining with far-right activist Nick Fuentes and rapper Ye

The former president dined with Nick Fuentes and hip-hop artist Ye earlier this week

November 25, 2022

Justice Dept. asks Pence to answer questions as part of Jan. 6 probe

The former vice president has not been subpoenaed and has not decided whether to cooperate in Trump-related investigation, a person familiar with the matter said.

November 23, 2022

Jan. 6 panel staffers angry at Cheney for focusing so much of report on Trump

Fifteen former and current staffers expressed concerns that important findings unrelated to Trump will not become available to the American public.

November 23, 2022

Kari Lake travels to Mar-a-Lago, fresh off projected loss in Arizona

The pilgrimage to Trump’s club shows how the failed Republican candidate for governor is seeking to maintain her profile in the former president’s orbit.

November 17, 2022

Trump’s early 2024 launch fails to rally GOP around him

The announcement is not immediately clearing the field as Trump hoped, but he has used party divisions to his advantage before.

November 16, 2022

Trump campaign operation takes shape ahead of expected 2024 announcement

The former president envisions a smaller campaign akin to his 2016 effort rather than the better funded but losing 2020 bid.

November 14, 2022

Investigators see ego, not money, as Trump’s motive on classified papers

A review by federal agents and prosecutors found no clear business interest in former president Donald Trump's decision to keep classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, people familiar with the matter said.

November 14, 2022