Josh Dawsey

Washington, D.C.

Political investigations and enterprise reporter

Education: University of South Carolina

Josh Dawsey is a political enterprise and investigations reporter for The Washington Post. He joined the paper in 2017 and previously covered the White House. Before that, he covered the White House for Politico, and New York City Hall and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the Wall Street Journal.
Latest from Josh Dawsey

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

Trump campaign braces for Iowa battle as DeSantis team sees an opening

The former president faces well-funded resistance and other headwinds in the GOP’s first nominating contest, even as he pulls ahead in national polls.

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

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

The deepening radicalization of Donald J. Trump

Watch how the former president’s positions and rhetoric have grown more confrontational and extreme as he seeks a second term.

May 24, 2023

Top DeSantis adviser has charted a lucrative path in GOP

Jeff Roe and his firm, Axiom Strategies, have guided thousands of campaigns and raked in hundreds of millions of dollars.

May 19, 2023

Ron DeSantis to enter 2024 presidential race next week

The second-term governor, widely considered at present to be the most viable GOP challenger to former president Donald Trump, has been laying the groundwork for a campaign for months.

May 18, 2023

Antiabortion groups push 2024 GOP candidates to embrace national ban

The effort comes amid warning signs from polling and election results of Republican vulnerability on the issue of abortion.

May 18, 2023

Pence’s allies launch super PAC as he moves toward White House run

The group, blessed by Pence’s top aides and called “Committed to America,” is partially designed to build a positive image for the former vice president.

May 15, 2023

Sexual abuse verdict renews Republican doubts about Trump’s electability

On Capitol Hill and in the presidential race, the former president Donald Trump faced criticism from some in his party.

May 10, 2023