Tom Hamburger

Washington, D.C.

Investigative reporter focused on the intersection of money and politics in Washington

Education: Oberlin College, BA in Government and History, 1974; Stanford University, John S. Knight Fellowship, one year non-degree program

Tom Hamburger is an investigative reporter on the national desk of The Washington Post. He has covered the White House, Congress and regulatory agencies, with a focus on the intersection of money and politics. He joined The Post in early 2012, having worked previously for the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, McClatchy Newspapers, The Minneapolis Star Tribune and The Arkansas Gazette. His writing has received numerous national awards and citations, including the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for work with a team of Washington Post reporters. He has contributed to several
Latest from Tom Hamburger

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

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

‘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

Jan. 6 committee has spoken with former Trump attorney general Barr, chairman says

The House committee’s conversations with Barr are a further indication that several former Trump administration officials are cooperating with the panel, even as others are fighting efforts to compel their testimony.

January 26, 2022

Jan. 6 committee seeks testimony from Ivanka Trump to discuss her father’s attempt to overturn the election results

The committee is focused on efforts to pressure Vice President Pence to reject Joe Biden’s victory when he presided over the electoral vote count in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

January 20, 2022

The Justice Dept. alleged Jan. 6 was a seditious conspiracy. Now will it investigate Trump?

Interviews suggest officials are not taking steps to directly probe the former president or his inner circle.

January 15, 2022