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

Trump allies work to place supporters in key election posts across the country, spurring fears about future vote challenges

If they succeed, the former president and his backers could pull down some of the guardrails that prevented him from overturning President Biden’s victory, critics say.

November 29, 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. Assembly report finds ‘overwhelming evidence’ Cuomo engaged in sexual harassment, used state resources for memoir

Former New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D), through a spokesman, dismissed the report, calling it “hypocritical, revisionist.”

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

A MAGA squad of Trump loyalists sees its influence grow amid demands for political purity among Republicans

These Republican lawmakers have rocketed to fame on the political right with massive social media followings, frequent appearances on pro-Trump media and growing fundraising networks that get a boost with every provocative tweet or TV hit.

November 21, 2021

Tensions rise among Republicans over infrastructure bill and whether any agreement with Biden should be tolerated

For Donald Trump and many Republicans, their love of infrastructure has turned to loathing now that it bears President Biden’s imprimatur.

November 9, 2021

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas more Trump aides, including Miller, McEnany and McEntee

The committee has sent out subpoenas in recent weeks to aides and allies of former president Donald Trump as part of its investigation into the attack as well as Trump’s attempts to overturn the election results.

November 9, 2021

Donors threatened to shun the GOP after Jan. 6. Now, Republicans are outraising Democrats.

With Republicans in contention to win back the House and Senate, many corporations and top lobbyists have resumed giving.

November 9, 2021

House Jan. 6 committee issues subpoenas to 6 top Trump advisers, including pair involved in Willard hotel ‘command center’

Those subpoenaed include scholar John Eastman, author of a legal strategy to deny Biden the presidency, and former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik.

November 8, 2021

Judge postpones Cuomo arraignment until January as district attorney criticizes sheriff’s handling of case as ‘potentially defective’

Friday’s decision by Albany City Court Judge Holly Trexler is a curveball in the case against the former New York governor, who was accused in a misdemeanor complaint last week of forcibly touching a woman in the executive mansion last year.

November 5, 2021