Aaron C. Davis

Washington, D.C.

Investigative reporter

Education: Georgetown University, B.A. in English

Aaron Davis is an investigative reporter who joined The Washington Post as a staff writer in 2008. He has covered local, state and federal government, as well as the aviation industry and law enforcement. Davis shared in winning the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2018. He was a member of a reporting team credited with changing the course of a Senate race in Alabama by revealing candidate Roy Moore's alleged past sexual harassment of teenage girls and subsequent efforts to undermine the Post's journalism that exposed it. Previously, Davis was a member of a Post team that was Puli
Latest from Aaron C. Davis

House Jan. 6 committee intensifies focus on law enforcement failures that preceded Capitol attack

In recent weeks, the panel has interviewed a half-dozen people with knowledge of intelligence-sharing and security planning before the siege.

November 23, 2021

    Did Trump take measures to impede the defense of the Capitol? Our reporters tackle your questions.

    Four Washington Post political reporters will answer your questions on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Eastern.

    November 2, 2021

    How law enforcement failed on Jan. 6

    In the days leading up to Jan. 6, mounting red flags tipped law enforcement agencies off to the coming violence. Why did they fail to act?

    November 1, 2021

      Warnings of Jan. 6 violence preceded the Capitol riot

      Law enforcement agencies failed to heed mounting warnings of coming violence as Trump propelled his supporters to Washington in a last desperate attempt to overturn the election results.

      October 31, 2021

        What happened on Jan. 6: Trump stands back as rioters breach Capitol

        For 187 harrowing minutes, the president watched his supporters attack the Capitol - and resisted pleas to stop them.

        October 31, 2021

          After Jan. 6, threats and disinformation take hold across the U.S.

          Menacing threats and disinformation spread across the country following the Jan. 6 siege, shaking the underpinnings of American democracy.

          October 31, 2021

          Capitol Police chief dropped request for armed National Guard members to be on standby for Saturday’s rally after Pentagon discussions

          A top Senate security official said the original request did not follow proper protocol. Chief J. Thomas Manger instead asked for troops who would be unarmed, other than batons, which was approved by the Department of Defense.

          September 17, 2021

          Capitol Police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt reveals identity in NBC interview, says ‘I saved countless lives’ on Jan. 6

          The Department of Justice declined to pursue criminal charges against the officer in April, and found it was reasonable for the officer to believe he was firing in self-defense or defense of members of Congress.

          August 27, 2021

          How an obscure Texas security company helped convince Americans the 2020 election was stolen from Trump

          Russell J. Ramsland Jr. has sold everything from Tex-Mex food to a light-therapy technology. Starting two years ago, he helped sell the notion that votes in U.S. elections were being manipulated.

          May 9, 2021

          U.S. prosecutors release video of rioters spraying Officer Brian Sicknick in Jan. 6 Capitol attack

          Video footage released Wednesday of the January attack on the Capitol shows the moments when rioters appeared to spray an unknown substance at Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.

          April 29, 2021