Carol D. Leonnig

Washington, D.C.

National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability

Education: Bryn Mawr College

Carol Leonnig is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who has worked at The Washington Post since 2000. She won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for her work on security failures and misconduct inside the Secret Service. She was part of a Post team that was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for revealing the U.S. government's secret, broad surveillance of Americans through the disclosures of Edward Snowden. She is a three-time winner of the George Polk award for investigative reporting. She reports on Donald Trump's presidency and investigates Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Leonnig
Latest from Carol D. Leonnig

Prosecutors have recording of Trump discussing sensitive Iran document

Special counsel Jack Smith has obtained a 2021 recording in which former president Donald Trump appears to say he has a classified document about Iran, according to people familiar with the matter.

May 31, 2023

Intrusion at national security adviser’s home under investigation

An intruder entered the home of national security adviser Jake Sullivan in middle of night without Secret Service being aware, a breach now under investigation.

May 16, 2023

Trump in New York to face criminal charges after hush-money probe

Donald Trump travels to New York to turn himself in and face criminal charges brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

April 3, 2023

Preparations underway for Trump’s arraignment in N.Y. court on Tuesday

Donald Trump, the first current or former U.S. president ever charged with a crime, is expected to appear in court in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday.

March 31, 2023

Trump calls for protests of what he claims is his imminent arrest

But advisers to the former president said they have no specific knowledge of the timing of an indictment in the Manhattan case.

March 18, 2023

Showdown before the raid: FBI agents and prosecutors argued over Trump

An exclusive look at behind-the-scenes deliberations as both sides wrestled with a national security case that has potentially far-reaching political consequences.

March 1, 2023

The longtime Biden aide at the center of classified documents furor

Kathy Chung went to work for Biden in 2012, becoming part of his inner circle and a bridge between him and his family

February 3, 2023

FBI searched Penn Biden Center after president’s aides reported documents

FBI agents searched Penn Biden Center for classified records in mid-November, after Biden lawyer found classified markings in files there.

January 31, 2023

Hunter Biden’s allies weigh legal-defense fund for president’s son

As Hunter Biden faces Republican investigations and financial challenges, his circle contemplates an option that carries risks and sensitivities.

January 31, 2023

Inside the White House document strategy and its pitfalls

When sensitive documents began emerging at Biden sites, his aides adopted an extremely cautious strategy. It got them a special counsel and a political furor.

January 18, 2023