Rosalind S. Helderman

Washington, D.C.

Reporter focusing on political enterprise stories and investigations

Education: Harvard University, BA in history

Rosalind Helderman is a political enterprise and investigations reporter for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2001.
Latest from Rosalind S. Helderman

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

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

Trump called a protest. No one showed. Why GOP efforts to cry foul fizzled this time.

Poll workers educated voters about the process and deescalated conflict, state officials said, which kept allegations of wrongdoing from sparking unrest.

November 9, 2022

Voting was relatively smooth. Now comes the counting.

Election officials and voting advocates expressed cautious optimism as night fell Tuesday that the day’s voting had felt remarkably normal.

November 8, 2022

Midterms pose fresh test for American democracy after two years under fire

Former president Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the 2020 result continues to strain the system ahead of Tuesday’s election.

November 6, 2022

Biden warns GOP could set nation on ‘path to chaos’ as democratic system faces strain

The president delivered his warning in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol and just days after Paul Pelosi, husband of the speaker, was attacked.

November 2, 2022

How Doug Mastriano ended up in a Holocaust film that troubles scholars

Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for Pennsylvania governor, appears in a little-noticed film that some scholars say distorts the Holocaust to promote a conservative agenda.

November 2, 2022

Pro-Trump Republicans court election volunteers to ‘challenge any vote’

It is unclear whether the flood of poll watchers and workers that the former president’s allies have sought will materialize.

October 25, 2022

Trump attacks American Jews, posting they must ‘get their act together’ on Israel

His post leans on an antisemitic trope that American Jews hold secret loyalty to Israel rather than the United States.

October 16, 2022

House Jan. 6 committee votes to subpoena Trump in finale surprise

The decision to try to force the former president to testify came at the end of a hearing marked by new details about his behavior and thinking.

October 13, 2022