Tom Hamburger

Washington, D.C.

Investigative reporter focused on the intersection of money and politics in Washington

Education: Oberlin College, BA in Government and History, 1974; Stanford University, John S. Knight Fellowship, one year non-degree program

Tom Hamburger is an investigative reporter on the national desk of The Washington Post. He has covered the White House, Congress and regulatory agencies, with a focus on the intersection of money and politics. He joined The Post in early 2012, having worked previously for the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, McClatchy Newspapers, The Minneapolis Star Tribune and The Arkansas Gazette. His writing has received numerous national awards and citations, including the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for work with a team of Washington Post reporters. He has contributed to several
Latest from Tom Hamburger

Talk of martial law, Insurrection Act draws notice of Jan. 6 committee

Trump White House discussions about using presidential emergency powers have become an important but little-known part of the panel’s inquiry.

April 27, 2022

Inside Hunter Biden’s multimillion-dollar deals with a Chinese energy company

A Washington Post review confirms key details and offers new documentation of Biden family interactions with Chinese executives.

March 30, 2022

Here’s how The Post analyzed Hunter Biden’s laptop

The examination confirmed that nearly 22,000 emails carried cryptographic signs attesting to their validity. But the data had been so mishandled over the years that it was impossible to reach a general conclusion about its contents.

March 30, 2022

Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn pleaded the Fifth during meeting with Jan. 6 committee

Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn met with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.

March 10, 2022

Inside the Jan. 6 committee’s effort to trace every dollar raised and spent based on Trump’s false election claims

The Jan. 6 committee is focusing heavily on fundraising efforts by the Trump campaign, aligned super PACs and other groups to if they were willingly telling lies about the election raise money. It is doing this to determine whether there is a need to tighten campaign finance laws and whether it should make criminal referrals to the Justice Department.

March 8, 2022

New evidence shows Trump was told many times there was no voter fraud — but he kept saying it anyway

The House Jan. 6 panel aims to prove that Trump was acting corruptly by continuing to spread misinformation about the election long after he had reason to know he had legitimately lost.

March 3, 2022

Jan. 6 committee alleges Trump, allies engaged in potential ‘criminal conspiracy’ by trying to block Congress from certifying election

The filing is intended to challenge conservative lawyer John Eastman’s claim that he should not be required to turn over thousands of emails the committee has requested, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

March 3, 2022

Economic restrictions are having a devastating effect on Russia — but may have a harder time reaching Russian wealth in U.S.

Putin’s closest allies have largely avoided U.S. markets in recent years as tensions have risen between the U.S. and Russia, and those who remain have often avoided putting property in their own names, experts say.

March 1, 2022

Biden denies executive privilege claims for Navarro and Flynn in Jan. 6 committee probe

President Biden has informed former White House advisers Peter Navarro and Michael Flynn that he will not invoke executive privilege on their behalf.

March 1, 2022

Some records taken by Trump are so sensitive they may not be described in public

The revelations come as a letter from Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney suggests she is broadening a House probe into the breadth of potential records act violations under the former president.

February 25, 2022