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 reporting teams that won Pulitzer Prizes in 2018 and 2022. 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

Taylor Budowich appears before Miami grand jury in Trump documents probe

Former Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich is questioned in the Justice Dept.'s investigation of Donald Trump's possession of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.

June 7, 2023

FBI had reviewed, closed inquiry into Biden claims at center of Hill fight

Republican lawmaker James Comer said he will still seek to hold the FBI director in contempt of Congress after viewing document in question.

June 6, 2023

Trump lawyers ask Justice Dept. not to charge Trump in classified docs case

Lawyers Lindsey Halligan, John Rowley and James Trusty came to the Justice Department to argue against charging Donald Trump in the classified documents case.

June 5, 2023

Justice Department will not seek charges in Mike Pence document case

The Justice Department has closed its investigation into former vice president Mike Pence’s possession of potentially sensitive government documents after leaving office.

June 2, 2023

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

Mar-a-Lago prosecutors eye July episode with Trump surveillance cameras

Investigators believe a Mar-a-Lago employee had a conversation with an IT worker about how the estate's security cameras worked, and how long images were stored.

May 30, 2023

The status of key investigations involving Donald Trump

What you need to know about the Stormy Daniels case, Mar-a-Lago documents, the Jan. 6 investigations in D.C. and Georgia, the E. Jean Carroll lawsuit and more.

May 30, 2023

Trump workers moved Mar-a-Lago boxes a day before FBI came for documents

The events at Mar-a-Lago include an alleged “dress rehearsal” for moving sensitive papers and show a focus on Donald Trump’s instructions and intent.

May 25, 2023

Trump lawyers seek meeting with Garland over special counsel actions

In an unorthodox legal move, the former president's attorneys asked for a meeting with the attorney general over what they call an "unfair" investigation.

May 24, 2023

Mar-a-Lago prosecutors sought records of Trump Organization deals

An April subpoena from special counsel prosecutor Jack Smith sought records from former president Donald Trump's company about any foreign business deals.

May 22, 2023