Devlin Barrett

Washington, D.C.

Reporter focusing on national security and law enforcement

Education: McGill University, BA

Devlin Barrett writes about the FBI and the Justice Department, and is the author of "October Surprise: How the FBI Tried to Save Itself and Crashed an Election." He was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for National Reporting, for coverage of Russian interference in the U.S. election. In 2017 he was a co-finalist for both the Pulitzer for Feature Writing and the Pulitzer for International Reporting. He has covered federal law enforcement for more than 20 years, and has worked at The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, and the New York Post.
Latest from Devlin Barrett

Trump’s secrets: How a records dispute led the FBI to search Mar-a-Lago

The court-authorized search was a remarkable moment for Donald Trump, and a turning point in his relationship with the Justice Department.

August 13, 2022

Agents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago seized 11 sets of classified documents, court filing shows

The newly-unsealed search warrant for Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club lists potential crimes including mishandling defense information and destruction of records.

August 12, 2022

FBI searched Trump’s home to look for nuclear documents and other items, sources say

Experts in classified information said the unusual search underscores deep concern among government officials about the types of information they thought could be located at Mar-a-Lago.

August 12, 2022

The status of key investigations involving Donald Trump

Donald Trump is under investigation by U.S. lawmakers, local district attorneys, a state attorney general and the Justice Department.

August 11, 2022

Amid tumultuous week, Trump takes the Fifth more than 400 times

In a lengthy statement, Donald Trump denied wrongdoing, accused the U.S. government of unfairly targeting him and said he would refuse to answer questions.

August 10, 2022

Mar-a-Lago search appears focused on whether Trump, aides withheld items

The FBI sought a search warrant after Archives officials pressed Trump’s circle to return what they believed was government property, according to people familiar with the discussions.

August 9, 2022

FBI searches Trump safe at Mar-a-Lago for possible classified documents

Former President Trump said the FBI raided his Florida home as agents sought classified documents. Republican Kevin McCarthy vowed to investigate the Justice Department.

August 8, 2022

U.S. prison officials resist making inmates pay court-ordered victim fees

The Bureau of Prisons uses tens of millions of dollars from a system of prisoner accounts and commissary purchases to pay for hundreds of staff positions.

August 4, 2022

U.S. sues former Trump aide Peter Navarro over White House emails

Former Trump advisor Peter Navarro, already facing trial for contempt of Congress, is sued over his refusal to turn over White House emails.

August 3, 2022

Oath Keepers seditious conspiracy trial on track for Sept. 26 as probes mount

Landmark Jan. 6 case will seize public spotlight as midterm elections near and the Justice Department widens and restructures the investigation.

August 2, 2022