Perry Stein

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering the Justice Department.

Education: Washington University in St. Louis, BA

Perry Stein covers the Justice Department and FBI for The Washington Post. She previously covered D.C. education. Before she joined The Post in 2015, she was a staff writer for Washington City Paper and wrote for the Miami Herald.
Latest from Perry Stein

Trump Trials: Awaiting appeals court ruling and more courtroom antics

What to watch in Donald Trump’s criminal and civil cases this week -- including him possibly testifying Monday in the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial.

January 21, 2024

Trump lawyers say document shows he kept ‘Q’ clearance for nuclear secrets

In his Florida trial involving classified documents, Donald Trump’s lawyers are seeking more information about a Department of Energy security clearance list.

January 17, 2024

Prosecutors deride Hunter Biden’s legal claims as Hollywood ‘fiction’

Prosecutors said Hunter Biden’s belief that he was unfairly charged with gun-purchase violations “is a fiction designed for a Hollywood script.”

January 16, 2024

The Trump Trials: One Angry Man

The latest news in Donald Trump’s criminal and civil court cases, and what to watch for next week.

January 14, 2024

The election calendar’s set. Trump’s trial timing? Deeply unclear.

The only thing certain about the pending trials of former president Donald Trump is the uncertainty of when they will happen.

January 12, 2024

Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to tax charges, gets June trial date

California case offers possibility that president’s son could go on trial twice while his father runs for reelection

January 11, 2024

Judges skeptical that Trump is immune from Jan. 6 prosecution

Three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit expressed skepticism of Donald Trump’s claim of presidential immunity from criminal prosecution.

January 9, 2024

Four key takeaways from Trump’s presidential immunity hearing

What to know about Tuesday’s oral arguments over whether Donald Trump is immune from criminal prosecution for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

January 9, 2024

Highlights from Trump’s immunity claim court hearing

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit expressed skepticism of whether Donald Trump is immune from prosecution in his federal election subversion case.

January 9, 2024

The Trump Trials: The art of the appeal

Donald Trump takes his immunity appeal to the federal appeals court in Washington, and what happened in his criminal cases last week.

January 7, 2024