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

GOP agrees to pay up to $1.6 million of Trump’s legal bills in N.Y. probes

The Republican National Committee voted to cover Trump’s costs even though the investigations don’t relate to his time in office.

December 16, 2021

GOP candidates are flocking to Mar-a-Lago to pay Trump for the privilege of hosting their events

The Washington Post identified at least 30 events held by GOP candidates or conservative groups at Trump properties through mid-December of this year, more tallied than in any previous year.

December 16, 2021

Trump’s longtime accountant testifies to N.Y. grand jury in criminal probe

Prosecutors have also interviewed a former Deutsche Bank official who oversaw hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to Trump.

December 14, 2021

D.C. police lodge broke the law by selling hundreds of whiskey bottles online, investigation finds

An umbrella group for police unions in Washington violated six different provisions of D.C. law by selling and shipping hundreds of bottles of whiskey without the proper licenses, according to an investigator’s report.

December 10, 2021

New York attorney general seeks Trump’s deposition as part of civil fraud investigation

The office of Letitia James aims to take the testimony of the former president on Jan. 7 as part of an ongoing probe into whether his company committed fraud in the valuation of its properties.

December 9, 2021

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