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Jeff Mordock

Jeff Mordock is the Justice Department 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

Articles by Jeff Mordock

In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017, file photo, then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer smiles as he answers a question during a briefing at the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Spicer, Vought sue Biden over removal from Naval Academy Board

Former Trump administration officials filed a lawsuit Thursday against President Biden after he asked them to step down from the U.S. Naval Academy Board, arguing in court documents that the removal is motivated by politics. Published September 23, 2021

Migrants, mostly from Haiti, wait for a bus after they were processed and released after spending time at a makeshift camp near the International Bridge, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. President Joe Biden's administration is nearing a final plan to expel many of the thousands of Haitian migrants who have suddenly crossed into a Texas border city from Mexico and to fly them back to their Caribbean homeland. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Schism erupts between Biden administration, Democrats over treatment of Haitian migrants

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The rift between President Biden and his progressive base widened Thursday over the treatment of Haitian migrants, as the U.S. special envoy to Haiti quit in protest of the administration's "inhumane" deportations and influential liberal allies called on the White House to suspend flights of migrants back to Haiti. Published September 23, 2021

Migrants, many from Haiti, wade across the Rio Grande river to leave Del Rio, Texas, and return to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, early Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, some to avoid possible deportation from the U.S. and others to load up with supplies. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

U.S. envoy to Haiti quits over deportation of refugees

The U.S. special envoy for Haiti resigned Thursday, denouncing the Biden administration's decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees to their home country as "inhumane" and "counterproductive." Published September 23, 2021

In this June 14, 2021, file photo, U.S. President Joe Biden, right, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron during a plenary session during a NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Macron expects "clarifications and clear commitments" from Biden in a call to be held later on Wednesday to address the submarines' dispute, Macron's office said. (Brendan Smialowski, Pool via AP, File)

French ambassador returning to Washington after Biden, Macron phone call

France's ambassador to the U.S. will return to Washington after President Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday held their first phone conversation since Paris erupted in anger over Mr. Biden's deal that would supplant France in a massive submarine arms deal with Australia. Published September 22, 2021

President Joe Biden, right, speaks during a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House aides shout down questions during Biden-Johnson meeting

White House aides late Tuesday shouted down reporters' questions to President Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during an Oval Office meeting, leaving the president's answer to an immigration question undecipherable. Published September 22, 2021

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Ebrahim Raisi attends a live televised interview with state-run TV, at the presidency office in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)  **FILE**

Iranian president taunts Biden, Trump in United Nations speech

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday took sharp aim at the U.S. in a speech before the United Nations, saying America's pledge to end wars is hollow because Washington is using sanctions as a mechanism of war. Published September 21, 2021

President Joe Biden arrives to deliver remarks to the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Five takeaways from Biden’s U.N. speech

President Biden finds himself under intense scrutiny from world leaders who don't see many differences between him and his predecessor, former President Trump. Here are five takeaways from his U.N. speech. Published September 21, 2021