Devlin Barrett is an American journalist who currently works as a reporter for the Washington Post in Washington, DC, USA, mainly on national security and law enforcement issues. He was part of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning national journalism team for their coverage of Russian interference in the US elections. In 2017, he was one of the finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Writing and the Pulitzer Prize for International Journalism.
David Barrett before joining The Washington Post:
Devlin Barrett, 44, graduated from Troy High School and McGill University in Montreal, where he received a bachelor’s degree in history and political science.
In 2016, he was shortlisted for two awards for his work at The Wall Street Journal (before joining The Washington Post in 2017, he was a national security reporter there for seven years). He is a member of the Post’s team of reporters who recently shared the 2018 Pulitzer National Journalism Awards with the New York Times. The Post team won by reporting that Russia tried to influence the 2016 US presidential election.
David Barrett’s works
Barrett co-authored an article that revealed some new details of the FBI whistleblower’s conversations with Trump officials during the presidential campaign. Devlin Barrett said that he and his colleagues are fully aware that their work is being studied.
He spends most of his time checking facts about Trump, his aides, and their claims. Over the years, Devlin Barrett created high-level sources in the FBI and law enforcement, but the specter of indictments during the investigation of Special Advisor Robert Mueller made these sources extremely suspicious.
Devlin Barrett – Career in Journalism
Barrett’s journalism career includes eight years with the New York Post, eight years with the Associated Press, seven years with the Wall Street Journal, and one year with the Washington Post, where he reported on the FBI and the Department of Justice.
During the last Presidential elections Devlin Barrett offered a behind-the-scenes look at the accumulation and impact of the story-changing announcement by James Comey that the FBI is reopening its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Comey’s letter to Congress just 11 days before election day 2016 announcing the reopening of an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails is one of the most significant October surprises ever recorded. The incident that broke the Hillary Blue Wall in the Midwest and shook Florida and North Carolina was unexpected in October and was entirely the result of FBI leadership. The 2016 election that changed American political history was not decided by Russians, Ukrainians, or Steve Bannon.