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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 [email protected].

Articles by Jeff Mordock

In this Sept. 25, 2019 photo, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson demonstrates an upgraded voting machine on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the Indiana Statehouse office in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Davies) **FILE**

FBI unveils new election-security policy

The FBI will now notify state officials when local election systems are hacked, reversing course on much-maligned policy to only inform the victims of a cyberattack, the bureau said Thursday. Published January 16, 2020

In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Michael Flynn, center, arrives at federal court in Washington.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) **FILE**

Federal judge postpones Flynn sentencing

A federal judge Thursday postponed the sentencing of Michael Flynn, two days after the former national security adviser sought to withdraw his guilty plea. Published January 16, 2020

In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington. In reversal, U.S. prosecutors no longer oppose prison time for Flynn. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Michael Flynn withdraws guilty plea

President Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn late Tuesday asked a court to let him withdraw his guilty plea for lying to the FBI in the Russia probe. Published January 14, 2020

In this Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, a woman using a phone walks past Apple's logo near its retail outlet in Beijing. The FBI is asking Apple to help extract data from iPhones that belonged to the Saudi aviation student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida in December 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File) **FILE**

Delaware's Democratic AG offers Barr support in fight with Apple

A Democratic state attorney general Tuesday offered support for Attorney General William P. Barr's demand that Apple assist the Justice Department in unlocking the iPhones belonging to the Saudi Air Force cadet who killed three people last month in a terror attack at a Florida Navy base. Published January 14, 2020

Attorney General William Barr listens as President Donald Trump speaks during an event to sign an executive order establishing the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

NYC Bar Association demands Congress investigate AG William Barr

The New York City Bar Association has asked Congress to investigate Attorney General William P. Barr, saying he's turned Justice Department prosecutors into "political partisans," according to a letter released Thursday. Published January 9, 2020