Pulitzer Prize Winner David Fahrenthold Investigates Donald Trump One Fact at a Time

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US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Syria from the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. Trump ordered a massive military strike against a Syria Thursday in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack they blame on President Bashar al-Assad. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

When Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold decided in early 2016 to look into whether then-presidential candidate Donald Trump had made a $1 million donation to veterans groups, he thought he'd be "through with the story in a day or two." But over the course of the next nine months, his modest inquiry morphed into a full-scale, crowd-sourced investigation of Trump's charitable giving and the questionable activities of the Trump Foundation. This month, Fahrenthold won a Pulitzer Prize for that reporting. We'll find out how he developed the story and what he learned about President Trump as he covered the election.

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David Fahrenthold, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, The Washington Post