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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

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General at their Winter Meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sessions: Bump stock ban announcement coming 'soon'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department will soon make an announcement about the possible banning of bump stocks, a device that makes semi-automatic weapons fire hundreds of rounds per minute. Published February 27, 2018

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Committee on Intelligence, speaks during a media availability after a closed-door meeting of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Democrats: Steele dossier only 'narrow' part of FBI surveillance application

A Democratic-funded opposition research dossier was only a "narrow" part of the FBI's justification for obtaining a warrant to spy on a former Trump campaign official, congressional Democrats said in their long-awaited memo, finally released Saturday, detailing the process that led to the snooping. Published February 24, 2018

Former Trump campaign aide Gates pleads guilty

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy against the U.S. and to lying to the FBI in the biggest score so far for special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation. Published February 23, 2018

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein answers a question after announcing that the office of special counsel Robert Mueller announced a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and several Russian entities, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington. The defendants with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Feds charge 13 Russians with meddling in 2016 election

Special counsel Robert Mueller won indictments Friday charging 13 Russian nationals and several companies with interfering in the 2016 U.S. election in order to aid President Trump. Published February 16, 2018

Mara Salvatrucha, a violent gang known as MS-13, marks its territory with graffiti where it operates in the U.S. (Associated Press) **FILE**

MS-13 member sentenced for firearm possession

An El Salvador national who was a member of the violent MS-13 criminal organization was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day in prison for possession of a firearm. Published February 14, 2018

Craft retailer Michaels pays $1.5M for shattering vases

Nationwide craft retailer Michaels Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle allegations it failed to make a timely report to the Consumer Product Safety Commission that large glass vases it sold shattered in customers' hands. Published February 13, 2018

Traffic along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., streaks past the FBI headquarters building on Nov. 1, 2017. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Trump asks for $2B for new FBI headquarters

The Trump administration will ask Congress for $2.2 billion to build a new FBI headquarters this year, a Justice Department official said Monday. Published February 12, 2018