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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

Glenn R. Simpson, co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS, arrives for a scheduled appearance before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Fusion GPS demands judge in libel suit recuse himself

The research firm behind the controversial Trump dossier demanded Monday that a federal judge appointed by President Trump recuse himself from presiding over a libel case involving BuzzFeed's publishing of the dossier last year. Published January 8, 2018

Overall, the government received a record 789,000 requests last fiscal year but processed only about 760,000, according to the Department of Justice. (Associated Press/File)

Feds stiff-arm taxpayers' requests for information

The federal Freedom of Information Act was supposed to give the public relatively quick and easy access to the very government documents their taxes paid for -- but the system is increasingly broken, with some agencies still working on requests filed some 20 years ago. Published January 2, 2018

Williama Bozeman was stunned was stunned when the government's central bank in 2017 went to war with him "out of nowhere" by filing a federal lawsuit and two challenges to his patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. (Associated Press/File)

At war with the Fed: Independent inventor's story akin to 'David vs. Goliath'

William Bozeman, an independent inventor with a colorful history, says he used to have a good relationship with the Federal Reserve System and even helped improve its fraud detection efforts. So he was stunned when the government's central bank went to war with him "out of nowhere" by filing a federal lawsuit and two challenges to his patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Published December 28, 2017

The Nittany Lion statute at the Penn State Hazleton Campus in Hazleton Pa., is covered in snow Friday Jan. 23, 2015.  The National Weather Service says a messy mix of rain, snow and sleet is bearing down on the Northeast for the first significant winter storm of the season to affect the Interstate 95 corridor. (AP Photo/Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Eric Conover)

Loomer to protest Penn State's handling of threats

A conservative journalist will stage a protest at Pennsylvania State University on Tuesday, saying the school has refused to expel a Muslim student who threatened her and who praised the 2001 terrorist attacks. Published December 11, 2017

Hamilton County residents overwhelmingly voted for a half-percent sales tax increase and municipal bonds to pay for Paul Brown Stadium to keep the Bengals from leaving Cincinnati, but the deal hasn't been good for taxpayers. (Associated Press/File)

NFL banks billions of dollars on the backs of taxpayers and small businesses

Municipalities across the country have funneled billions of dollars from taxpayers to wealthy NFL owners for stadiums. Those same venues now have taken center stage for the NFL players' kneel-down protests of the national anthem. The players say they have a right to express their anger toward racism in the U.S. Published November 22, 2017