Devlin Barrett

Devlin Barrett

WashPost reporter covering national security. cell/signal/whatsapp (202) 617-6330 1301 K St NW Washington DC 20071

41960 followers  •  1186 follow  •    •  

Barr’s handpicked prosecutor tells inspector general he can’t back right-wing theory that Russia case was U.S. intelligence setup

NEW: A wealthy Venezuelan tied to a massive money laundering case hosted Giuliani as he pursued Ukraine campaign. Then Giuliani lobbied the Justice Department on his behalf.

Sooner or later, we all face the hamster-lawyer dialectic

WHAT PLEASE EXPLAIN ALL THE PRETEND PEE PLAYS “The penalty was another in a long line of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls between these two teams in recent years, and oddly not even the first one featuring a player pretending to pee.”

Starting to suspect people only care about the prison system when there is a high profile problem

"The majority have been suicides. Psychologist Lanny Berman, who studies train suicides, said it’s likely the velocity of Brightline’s trains, their bright color and newness that attracts the suicidal." Talking around it, even while saying it out loud.

Talk to the people around you, particularly if they are struggling, or if you are

New DOJ statement: the IG’s probe “is a credit to the DoJ. His excellent work has uncovered significant information that the American people will soon be able to read for themselves. Rather than speculating, people should read the report for themselves next week”

How A 384-Word Story Led To Rep. Duncan Hunter's Guilty Plea (alternate headline: There Are No Small Stories, Just Small Crimes)


BREAKING: George Nader, figure linked to Trump transition, charged with transporting child pornography

Key point: Source says Yates & Brennan made clear they'd contradict some WH statements. Next day, hearing canceled

Scoop: McAuliffe PAC gave $467,500 to campaign of wife of senior FBI official who oversaw Clinton email probe @WSJ 

“What other country has judges?” — President Trump, not out of context

BREAKING: Judge holds witness in contempt for refusing to appear before Mueller's grand jury