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

FBI chief Chris Wray: ‘Insane’ to say I’m biased against conservatives

Wray appears before Congress for the first time since the June indictment of Donald Trump and plea agreement with Hunter Biden.

July 12, 2023

The latest on Donald Trump’s indictments and other key investigations

What to know about Donald Trump's indictments in Miami and New York, and other investigations of the former president.

July 11, 2023

Trump seeks major trial delay, citing 2024 campaign and legal factors

Lawyers for Donald Trump tell U.S. Judge Aileen Cannon he will be too busy campaigning for president to prepare for his classified documents trial in Florida.

July 11, 2023

Hunter Biden prosecutor pushes back against claims by IRS agents

In a letter to lawmakers about the Hunter Biden probe, Trump holdover U.S. Attorney David Weiss says he never asked to be special counsel.

July 10, 2023

Special counsel probes involving Trump cost millions through March

The summary released by the Justice Department covers spending through March and “the cost of protective details for the Special Counsel when warranted.”

July 7, 2023

Prosecutors in Trump classified documents case are facing threats

Far-right supporters of Donald Trump are posting the names of prosecutors and government workers online and sometimes revealing personal details, experts said.

July 6, 2023

Trump aide Walt Nauta pleads not guilty in classified documents case

Walt Nauta is accused of moving boxes containing top-secret government materials at Mar-a-Lago and helping hide the documents from the federal government.

July 6, 2023

New details of Trump Mar-a-Lago search warrant request unsealed

The new version of the affidavit reveals more about what agents had learned by the time they executed the search at Mar-a-Lago on Aug. 8.

July 5, 2023

Arraignment for Trump aide Nauta delayed as he searches for lawyer

Waltine Nauta is accused of moving boxes filled with top-secret government materials and helping former president Donald Trump hide them from federal officials.

June 27, 2023

Senate panel finds more pre-Jan. 6 intelligence failures by FBI, DHS

A new Senate committee report finds fresh evidence the FBI and DHS discounted repeated warnings about the danger posed on Jan. 6, 2021.

June 27, 2023