Rachel Weiner

Washington, D.C.

Local reporter covering appellate courts in Washington and Richmond.

Education: George Washington University, BA in Journalism and Political Science

Rachel Weiner came to The Washington Post as a politics Web editor. She spent two years writing for The Fix and running The Post’s 2012 election blog, appropriately called Election 2012. At the end of that race she decided to get away from national politics and now covers federal courts in Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va.
Latest from Rachel Weiner

FBI got tip about Oath Keepers’ plans for armed fight in November 2020

An FBI agent resumed his testimony in the trial of Stewart Rhodes and others indicted with him in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

October 4, 2022

U.S.: Oath Keepers, Rhodes attacked ‘bedrock of democracy’ on Jan. 6

Rhodes’s lawyer decries ‘government overreach,’ saying far-right group only brought arms in case Trump called on militia to help overturn 2020 election

October 3, 2022

U.S. in Oath Keepers trial outlines alleged plotting before Capitol attack

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and other defendants face trial on seditious conspiracy charges in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.

October 3, 2022

What you need to know about the Oath Keepers trial

Who are the Oath Keepers? What do we expect or hope to learn from the trial? What connection is there to President Trump? We answer your questions.

October 3, 2022

Who are the Oath Keepers going to trial on seditious conspiracy charges?

Among those on trial are Stewart Rhodes, who founded the extremist antigovernment group Oath Keepers in 2009.

October 3, 2022

Appeals court debates whether Equal Rights Amendment is really dead

At a hearing Wednesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Illinois and Nevada sparred with the Justice Department over the amendment.

September 28, 2022

‘I hope you suffer’: Ex-D.C. officer confronts Jan. 6 attacker in court

Kyle Young was sentenced to seven years and two months in prison for the attack on police officer Michael Fanone, who was dragged into the mob and beaten.

September 27, 2022

D.C. court is asked to weigh in on rape claim against Trump

The decision will affect whether columnist E. Jean Carroll can pursue a defamation suit against the former president.

September 27, 2022

Oath Keepers sedition trial could reveal new info about Jan. 6 plotting

Investigators continue to ask cooperating members of the Oath Keepers who have pleaded guilty about their knowledge of any coordination with others.

September 24, 2022

Jan. 6 rioter who said he didn’t know Congress met at Capitol gets 4 years

Timothy Hale-Cusanelli repeatedly expressed desire for civil war while working at N.J. naval base, trial evidence showed.

September 22, 2022