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

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

In Judge Kaplan’s court, Trump plays with fire

Former president Donald Trump risks blowback if he takes the witness stand in Judge Lewis A. Kaplan’s courtroom on Monday in the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial.

January 21, 2024

Uvalde shooting report sharply critical of police response, leaders

Attorney General Merrick Garland said “lives would have been saved” if officers had followed standard procedures in responding to the 2022 school shooting in Uvalde, Tex.

January 18, 2024

Uvalde parents brace for federal review of failures in police response

Justice Department leaders held an emotional meeting with relatives of those killed in the Robb Elementary School massacre in advance of a long-awaited report.

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

New figures show surge in threat cases throughout American life

Data and interviews show a years-long increase in federal threat prosecutions, fueled by technology and a dangerous desire to harass people across public life.

January 12, 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