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

A weakened Trump? As some voters edge away, he battles parts of the Republican Party he once ran.

The former president and some candidates he has endorsed are warring with Republican officials and donors, who prefer winning candidates over those most interested in Trump's grievance campaigns. Polls show ebbing popularity.

February 13, 2022

15 boxes: Inside the long, strange trip of Trump’s classified records

The journey underscores how defiantly and indiscriminately the former president violated the Presidential Records Act.

February 12, 2022

Some Trump records taken to Mar-a-Lago clearly marked as classified, including documents at ‘top secret’ level

The existence of documents officially labeled as classified in the trove — which has not previously been reported — raises new questions about why the materials were taken out of the White House.

February 10, 2022

House Jan. 6 committee issues subpoena to former Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the bipartisan committee, said Navarro “appears to have information directly relevant” to the panel’s investigation.

February 9, 2022

National Archives asks Justice Dept. to investigate Trump’s handling of White House records

The request came amid revelations that officials recovered 15 boxes of materials from the former president’s Mar-a-Lago residence that weren’t handed back to the government as they should have been.

February 9, 2022

‘Legitimate political discourse’: Three words about Jan. 6 spark rift among Republicans

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other GOP lawmakers have criticized the Republican National Committee for censuring two lawmakers for serving on the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

February 8, 2022

‘He never stopped ripping things up’: Inside Trump’s relentless document destruction habits

Trump’s shredding of paper in the White House was far more widespread and indiscriminate than previously known and — despite multiple admonishments — extended throughout his presidency.

February 5, 2022

As GOP censures Cheney and Kinzinger, Pence says: ‘President Trump is wrong’

In a speech given during a Federalist Society gathering, the former vice president said former president Donald Trump was wrong when he claimed that Pence could have overturned the results of the 2020 election, which Joe Biden won.

February 5, 2022

RNC votes to condemn Cheney, Kinzinger for serving on House committee investigating Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump mob

In addition to Friday’s formal censure at the party’s winter meeting in Salt Lake City, the RNC also made plans to fund a primary challenge against Rep. Liz Cheney in Wyoming.

February 4, 2022