Rosalind Helderman

Rosalind Helderman

Political investigations and enterprise reporter for @washingtonpost. Email me at and see more about me at

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For a numbers-obsessed Trump, there’s one he’s tried to ignore: 100,000 dead from the coronavirus, by @AshleyRParker 

Trump’s company has received at least $970,000 from U.S. taxpayers for room rentals at Trump’s hotels and clubs. By @Fahrenthold  & @partlowj 

With crippling test shortages mostly gone, a new problem emerges: too few people lining up to get tested for covid-19. via @stevesthompson  @eilperin  @brady_dennis 

Assistant US attorneys in DC office fear Barr's moves have "defanged " the office. "“This has knocked the wind out of us, that our office would do something like that,” says one of the Roger Stone case. From @hsu_spencer  @keithlalexander 

The D.C. Circuit just gave Judge Sullivan 10 days to respond to Flynn’s accusations of bias and effort to have his case immediately dismissed. From @amarimow  @hsu_spencer 

Trump administration discussed conducting first U.S. nuclear test in decades. From @John_Hudson  @PaulSonne 

Federal judge guts Florida law requiring felons to pay all fines and fees before they can register to vote. From @AmyEGardner 


NEW: Former White House officials say they feared Putin influenced the president’s views on Ukraine and 2016 campaign by via @shaneharris  @jdawsey1  @CarolLeonnig 

The model who claimed knowledge related to Deripaska and Russian interference in the 2016 election won't be telling her story any time soon. Freed from a Thai jail, she was arrested by the Russians immediately on landing in Moscow today. By

Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, sanctioned today by US government, attended Trump’s inaugural and had ties to several major inaugural donors.

In June 2017, Maria Butina reached out to a progressive civil rights group in DC, asking to interview them about their cyber vulnerabilities for an AU school project. Alarmed, their security consultant contacted the FBI.

McGahn did not know about Trump's tweet before it was sent and had not previously discussed his departure plans with POTUS, though it was open secret in the WH. He was surprised, though attitude was "of course it happened this way."

Hear from Margarita Cruz, who was fired for being undocumented after working for Trump's Westchester golf course for eight years. And hear the audio she recorded of her own firing, in this amazing video from and

Today is the ninth anniversary of the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy, from the same brain cancer that has taken John McCain.

Yesterday Sessions could not recall details of Kislyak talk. Today he knows they definitely didn't discuss campaign.