Latest from David A. Fahrenthold

Trump’s politics hurt his businesses. Will he sell as he looks to a potential 2024 campaign?

The former president’s businesses have been damaged by the coronavirus pandemic and his polarizing politics, and he faces large loans on some properties.
  • Feb 24, 2021

Now out of office, Trump may have to face tax questions

Whether or not Trump is convicted at his impeachment trial, he faces an IRS decision on a massive refund and may no longer be able to conceal his tax returns.
  • Feb 11, 2021

Illinois judge finds Trump hotel in Chicago liable for violating environmental laws

The hotel has been sucking in millions of gallons of Chicago River water for its air-conditioning systems, without renewing a permit to do so.
  • Feb 5, 2021

Scottish lawmakers decline to call for investigation into finances of Trump’s golf courses

The debate was another signal that former president Donald Trump is beginning a new chapter in life.
  • Feb 3, 2021

Trump’s company says it made $10,577 from foreign governments last year, which it has donated to U.S. Treasury

The donation is down sharply from previous years, as the coronavirus pandemic devastated the hospitality industry.
  • Feb 2, 2021

Trump steps out of the White House and into a company in crisis

New financial disclosures show the depth of his financial problems, compounded by his role in the Capitol riot.
  • Jan 21, 2021

In one of his final acts, Trump showered clemency on people with connections to him and his allies

A Washington Post analysis of the 144 people who received clemency this week found that at least 45 — or nearly a third — had a link to the president or people in his close orbit.
  • Jan 20, 2021
  • Podcast

What’s next for Trump?

President Trump's businesses are taking a hit, he's been impeached a second time and he might face legal challenges after he leaves office. Reporter David Fahrenthold answers questions about what’s next for Trump.
  • Jan 14, 2021

D.C. attorney general seeks to interview president’s son in inauguration spending suit

Donald Trump Jr. would be the second of the president’s children to be deposed, after Ivanka Trump.
  • Jan 14, 2021

New York City ends contracts with Trump, the latest business partner to abandon him in wake of Capitol attack

The decision will cut off the Trump Organization from businesses that bring in $17 million per year.
  • Jan 13, 2021