INVESTIGATIONS

Sandy Hook families sued Alex Jones. Then he started moving money around.

Records show how Jones began transferring millions from his media company to firms that he or his family members controlled.

By Jonathan O'ConnellNovember 21, 2022

Why is fentanyl so dangerous?

The powerful painkiller is the leading cause of overdose deaths in America.

By Julie Vitkovskaya and Courtney KanNovember 3, 2022
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Capitol Police cameras caught break-in at Pelosi home, but no one was watching

The attack on Paul Pelosi last week has sparked an urgent conversation about lawmaker security amid increased threats.

By Aaron C. Davis, Carol D. Leonnig, Marianna Sotomayor and Paul KaneNovember 1, 2022

Bodybuilding chief dismisses allegations of sexual exploitation

The Manions deny claims. Meanwhile, organizations that sponsor or host events with the IFBB Pro and NPC say they are taking their own steps to protect athletes.

By John Sullivan, Desmond Butler and Nick TrombolaOctober 31, 2022

Alleged assailant filled blog with delusional thoughts in days before Pelosi attack

San Francisco Bay area resident David DePape wrote that an invisible fairy had attacked an acquaintance and sometimes appeared to him in the form of a bird.

By Aaron C. Davis and Dalton BennettOctober 29, 2022

Female bodybuilders describe widespread sexual exploitation

Leaders of U.S. bodybuilding’s two premier federations oversaw decades of sexual exploitation of female athletes, The Post found.

By Desmond Butler, Amy Brittain and Alice LiOctober 28, 2022

What happened with voting machines in Coffee County, Ga.?

What happened with voting machines in Coffee County, Georgia, after Donald Trump's 2020 loss? Some questions and answers.

By Emma Brown and Jon SwaineOctober 28, 2022

Inside the secretive effort by Trump allies to access voting machines

How rural Coffee County, Ga., became an early target in the multistate search for purported evidence of election fraud.

By Emma Brown and Jon SwaineOctober 28, 2022

Exploited for decades, female bodybuilders speak out

A Washington Post investigation found that scores of female athletes were sexually exploited by officials of the two major U.S. bodybuilding federations.

By Alice LiOctober 25, 2022

How I wound up investigating the sport my father made famous

Immersed in the world of bodybuilding at a young age, Post reporter Desmond Butler investigates how the sport in America has changed.

By Desmond ButlerOctober 25, 2022

The unseen toll of nonfatal police shootings

An investigation into non-fatal police shootings found that for every five people shot and killed by police in these departments, four others were shot and survived. Those who survive can face serious injuries, emotional trauma and legal fallout.

By Brian Howey, Wesley Lowery and Steven RichOctober 21, 2022

The retired military cashing in with repressive governments

A new Washington Post investigation has uncovered the fact that hundreds of veterans have taken lucrative foreign jobs — often for countries with known human rights abuses. U.S. officials approved these contracts — but fought to keep them secret.

By Maggie Penman, Alexis Diao, Reena Flores, Jordan-Marie Smith, Rennie Svirnovskiy, Ariel Plotnick, Emma Talkoff, Sabby Robinson, Sean Carter, Eliza Dennis, Elana Gordon, Arjun Singh and Charla FreelandOctober 18, 2022

‘Father of American Navy’ helmed Russian ship for Catherine the Great

The “Father of the American Navy” commanded a Russian warship but said he had not forsaken the United States.

By Nate Jones and Craig WhitlockOctober 18, 2022

Retired U.S. generals, admirals take top jobs with Saudi crown prince

Hundreds of veterans have taken lucrative foreign jobs that U.S. officials approved – but fought to keep secret.

By Craig Whitlock and Nate JonesOctober 18, 2022

Former U.S. Navy leaders profited from overlapping interests on sub deal

Some retired U.S. admirals have worked for the Australian government while simultaneously consulting for the U.S. Navy, including on classified programs.

By Craig Whitlock and Nate JonesOctober 18, 2022

UAE relied on expertise of retired U.S. troops to beef up its military

Over the past seven years, 280 U.S. military retirees have sought federal approval to work for the United Arab Emirates — more than for any other country.

By Craig Whitlock and Nate JonesOctober 18, 2022

Key findings from The Post’s series on veterans’ lucrative foreign jobs

For two years, U.S. government lawyers fought The Washington Post's FOIA requests for documents detailing foreign work by retired troops.

By Craig Whitlock and Nate JonesOctober 18, 2022

In Persian Gulf, a lucrative revolving door for retired U.S. troops

Documents show that several U.S. military officers sought employment with the government of Qatar after working closely with the country while on active duty.

By Craig Whitlock and Nate JonesOctober 18, 2022

Retired four-star general now works for Saudi crown prince

One of the most prominent retired Marine Corps generals to consult for a foreign government is James L. Jones, who has been employed by Saudi Arabia for years.

By Jason AldagOctober 17, 2022

Sidney Powell’s nonprofit raised $16 million as she spread election falsehoods

Defending the Republic, whose mission is to use the courts to “protect election integrity” and individual freedoms, reported that it spent about $8 million in the 12-month period ending Nov. 30, 2021.

By Jon Swaine and Emma BrownOctober 14, 2022