Latest from Carol D. Leonnig

Audio: Trump says he spoke to a ‘loving crowd’ at Jan. 6 rally

In an exclusive interview for the new book "I Alone Can Fix It," the former president described the atmosphere on Jan. 6 before the storming of the Capitol as largely friendly and peaceful.
  • Jul 21, 2021

‘I Alone Can Fix It’ book excerpt: Inside Trump’s Election Day and the birth of the ‘big lie’

At the end of a tumultuous day, the defiant president refused to accept the signs that he was losing the White House contest to Joe Biden.
  • Jul 15, 2021

Report: Park Police didn’t clear Lafayette Square protesters for Trump visit

Investigators did not find that the White House directed the Lafayette Square clearing moments before Trump's visit on June 1, 2020.
  • Jun 9, 2021

How Trump set back the Secret Service’s recovery from scandal and strain

The agency had been undergoing overhauls since an embarrassing 2014 White House security breach, but the muted response to a similar lapse in 2017 foreshadowed challenges during the Trump administration.
  • May 14, 2021

DHS watchdog declined to pursue investigations into Secret Service during Trump administration, documents show

Joseph Cuffari rejected staff recommendations to examine the agency’s handling of the Lafayette Square clearing and the spread of the coronavirus in its ranks.
  • Apr 20, 2021

Trump entertained plan to install an attorney general who would help him pursue baseless election fraud claims

The plan would have pushed out Jeffrey Rosen as acting attorney general and promoted a Trump devotee to lead the Justice Department.
  • Jan 22, 2021

Harris to delay move into vice-presidential residence

The second couple will stay at a temporary home while the 128-year-old Naval Observatory residence undergoes repairs.
  • Jan 20, 2021

Army falsely denied Flynn’s brother was involved in key part of military response to Capitol riot

The outgoing Army secretary said it is “incredibly awkward” for Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, the brother of retired general Michael Flynn, who has voiced support for the extreme ideology QAnon.
  • Jan 20, 2021

Trump extended Secret Service protection to his adult children and three top officials as he left office

According to three people briefed on the plan, Trump issued a directive to extend post-presidency Secret Service protection for six months to his four grown children, who were not automatically entitled to receive it.
  • Jan 20, 2021