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Jeff Mordock

Jeff Mordock is the White House 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 talks about efforts to combat violent crime during a stop at the U.S. Attorney's Office Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) ** FILE **

Jeff Sessions: Colleges, universities that stifle free speech are ‘bullies’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday the Trump administration will stand up to "bullies on campus" who stifle free speech at colleges and universities, while a top Republican senator urged him to back up the tough talk with more legal action to support students snared by speech codes. Published September 17, 2018

In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. A status hearing was scheduled Friday for Manafort amid reports that he was nearing a plea deal to avoid trial next week on charges stemming from work he did for pro-Russia political forces in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Paul Manafort faces additional charges ahead of hearing

Special counsel Robert Mueller filed a new document Friday laying out the evidence against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, presaging a looming guilty plea later in the day. Published September 14, 2018

Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner pled guilty to a sexting charge of transferring obscene material to a minor, and was sentenced to 21 months in prison, ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and was required to permanently register as a sex offender. In this Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, former Congressman Anthony Weiner leaves federal court following his sentencing in New York. Weiner is set to report to the Federal Medical Center, Devens, Mass., Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, to serve his prison sentence in a sexting case that rocked the presidential race. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Judicial Watch sues DOJ for Anthony Weiner emails

Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department to recover all of the materials found on the laptop of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat, the conservative watchdog group said Tuesday. Published September 11, 2018

Ann Coulter arrives at the 2016 TV Land Icon Awards at Barker Hangar on Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP) **FILE**

Ann Coulter stands up for Jeff Sessions

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter on Tuesday stood up for beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions, while taking a swipe at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Published September 11, 2018

This Thursday, July 12, 2018, photo provided by the Alexandria, Va., Detention Center shows Paul Manafort, who was booked into the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center. (Alexandria Detention Center via AP)

Manafort attorneys offer glimpse into possible defense in latest filing

In the first glimpse of a possible trial defense, attorneys for Paul Manafort on Tuesday asked a Washington, D.C., federal court if they could argue the Justice Department's limited enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act has created confusion among lobbyists. Published September 11, 2018