David A. Fahrenthold

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering the Trump family and its business interests.

Education: Harvard University, B.A. in history, 2000.

David A. Fahrenthold is a reporter covering the Trump family and its business interests. He has been at The Washington Post since 2000, and previously covered Congress, the federal bureaucracy, the environment and the D.C. police. Fahrenthold is also an on-air contributor to NBC News and MSNBC.
Latest from David A. Fahrenthold

Trump could pocket $100 million in deal for money-losing D.C. hotel

Trump lost millions running his D.C. hotel, according to financial documents, but could make more than $100 million on its sale.

December 2, 2021

The state of Trump’s affairs

A close look at the state of Donald Trump post-presidency — his businesses, his finances, the ongoing criminal investigations into his actions and how all of those things could affect a potential political comeback.

November 24, 2021

RNC agrees to pay some of Trump’s legal bills in N.Y. criminal investigation

The Republican National Committee is covering tens of thousands of dollars of the former president’s costs as New York prosecutors probe his business.

November 22, 2021

N.Y. prosecutors set sights on new Trump target: Widely different valuations on the same properties

Records gathered by prosecutors suggest Trump’s business provided high or low values on the same properties to get tax breaks or to impress lenders.

November 22, 2021

Former ‘Apprentice’ contestant Summer Zervos ends defamation lawsuit against Trump

Zervos had alleged Trump sexually assaulted her in 2004. Trump’s lawyer said they were preparing to file a countersuit against her.

November 12, 2021

A post-presidency like no other

Today, we’re taking a closer look at the state of Donald Trump post-presidency — his businesses, his finances, the ongoing criminal investigations into his actions and how all of those things could affect a potential political comeback.

November 10, 2021

Judge tosses D.C. AG’s claim that Trump inaugural committee ‘wasted’ $1 million at president’s hotel

The judge will allow another part of the suit, claiming the committee misused assets for the Trump family’s gain, to continue.

November 8, 2021

The rise and fall of the Jack Daniel’s committee: How D.C.’s police lodge made thousands selling whiskey online

Liquor regulators are probing the operation, which generated $500,000 but mostly covered expenses for union leaders.

November 5, 2021

Manhattan DA convenes new grand jury in Trump Org. case to weigh potential charges

The grand jury, which will meet for six months, could consider how Trump’s company valued its assets.

November 4, 2021