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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

This booking photo provided by the Broward Sheriff's Office shows suspect Esteban Ruiz Santiago, 26, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Relatives of the man who police say opened fire Friday killing several people and wounding others at a Florida airport report he had a history of mental health issues. They tell The Associated Press and other news outlets that some of the problems followed his time serving a military tour in Iraq, and that he was being treated at his current home in Alaska. (Broward Sheriff's Office via AP)

Man who killed six at Florida airport pleads guilty

An Iraq war veteran charged with killing five people at a South Florida airport last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple federal counts as part of a deal with prosecutors, the Justice Department announced. Published May 23, 2018

President Donald Trump listens during a swearing-in ceremony for incoming Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel at CIA Headquarters, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Langley, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump orders 'highly classified' data for Congress on FBI's 'tactics'

President Trump ordered his chief of staff Monday to make sure Congress gets "highly classified" information from the Justice Department, intelligence community and FBI -- including details that could shed light on whether the FBI had an informant investigate the Trump campaign. Published May 21, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends the Prison Reform Summit in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Sessions: Trump administration will defend religious freedoms

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday the Trump administration will not treat religious individuals as an "afterthought" and vowed that the Justice Department will get involved in more cases regarding freedom of religion. Published May 18, 2018

Bumble Bee Foods President and CEO Christopher Lischewski testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. U.S. prosecutors have filed a criminal charge in San Francisco against Lischewski as part of an investigation into price fixing in the packaged seafood industry. The Department of Justice announced Wednesday, May 16, 2018, that a grand jury indicted Lischewski on one count of price fixing. Prosecutors say Lischewski from November 2010 to December 2013 conspired with others in the industry to eliminate competition by setting prices for canned tuna. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Bumble CEO indicted in scam to fix tuna prices

The CEO of Bumble Bee foods was indicted late Wednesday by a federal grand jury for his role in conspiracy to fix tuna prices on the international market. Published May 16, 2018