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Jeff Mordock

Jeff Mordock is the investigative/government reporter for The Washington Times. A native of Newtown, Pennsylvania, he previously worked for Gannett and has won awards from both the Delaware Press Association and the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association. He is a graduate of George Washington University and can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Jeff Mordock

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia in Washington, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, to announce on efforts to reduce transnational crime. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Jeff Sessions rips federal judges over anti-Trump bias

Attorney General Jeff Sessions unleashed a blistering assault on federal judges Monday, saying anti-Trump bias has led some to abandon their role as legal referees and become "political actors" erecting roadblocks to the president's policies. Published October 15, 2018

In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Virginia judge calls Manafort plea deal 'highly unusual'

The federal judge who oversaw Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial earlier this summer expressed skepticism on Thursday about the former Trump campaign chairman's plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, calling it "highly unusual." Published October 11, 2018

The home of Paul Rosenfeld is shown Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Tappan, N.Y. Rosenfeld, 56, of Tappan, was charged Wednesday with unlawfully manufacturing a destructive device and interstate transportation and receipt of an explosive. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

N.Y. man charged in Election Day plot to detonate 200 lb. bomb on National Mall

A New York man who authorities say built a 200-pound bomb to detonate on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on election day was arrested and charged Wednesday. Paul Rosenfeld, 56, of Tappan, New York, now faces federal charges of manufacturing an explosive device, said the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Published October 10, 2018

FILE- In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, the CVS Health logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. CVS Health reports earnings Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Justice Department approves $69B CVS/Aetna deal

The Department of Justice on Wednesday granted conditional approval of CVS Health's $69 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna, the department announced. Published October 10, 2018

A spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the consent decree has public safety benefits and included input from the public and police officers. (Associated Press)

Trump administration takes aim at Chicago's police consent decree

The Trump administration will try to scuttle the deal Chicago reached to set new limits on the city's police powers, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday, adding that the consent decree reached under the Obama administration would leave residents more vulnerable to crime. Published October 9, 2018

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein boards Air Force One in the rain, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Rosenstein was serious about taping Trump, ex-FBI official says: Report

A former FBI attorney told lawmakers that two bureau officials believed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was serious when discussed secretly recording President Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office last year, Fox News reported Tuesday. Published October 9, 2018