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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

"Having stonewalled Congress' demands for information for nearly a year, it's no surprise to see the FBI and DOJ issue spurious objects to allowing the American people to see information related to surveillance abuses at these agencies," Rep. Devin Nunes said. (Associated Press)

FBI memo intensifies battle with GOP

A rare public challenge by the FBI to Republican lawmakers has intensified the battle over a contentious House intelligence committee memo that accuses the bureau and the Justice Department of political bias against Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Published January 31, 2018

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., a close ally of President Donald Trump who has become a fierce critic of the FBI and the Justice Department, strides to a GOP conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. House Speaker Paul Ryan is defending a vote by Republicans on the House intelligence committee to release a classified memo on the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

FBI says it has ‘grave concerns’ over GOP memo

The FBI expressed concerns Wednesday about the validity of a highly contentious House intelligence committee memo that alleges the bureau and Justice Department illegally spied on the Trump campaign in 2016. Published January 31, 2018

Andy Williams, founder and CEO of Medicine Man Denver, had six business accounts terminated from 2011 to 2015. Banks are reluctant to accept deposits from businesses that sell marijuana because the drug remains outlawed at the federal level. (Associated Press/File)

Marijuana businesses carry bank problems, security concerns

Most banks and credit unions, which are subject to federal regulatory agencies, refuse to host accounts for marijuana-related businesses -- including growers and dispensaries -- even in states where it is legal. Published January 29, 2018

In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool, File)

Missing texts between FBI officials trashing Donald Trump recovered

Federal investigators said Thursday that they had found at least some of the missing text messages between two FBI officials, as Republicans raised more questions about anti-Trump bias at the government's chief law enforcement agency. Published January 25, 2018

President Donald Trump pauses after signing Section 201actions in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Trump says he is imposing new tariffs to "protect American jobs and American workers." Trump acted to impose new tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Donald Trump accuses the FBI of blaming Samsung for missing texts

President Donald Trump accused the FBI of blaming Samsung for losing five months of texts exchanged between two agents who were a part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia. Published January 24, 2018

Bitcoin is classified by the U.S. as a taxable asset similar to a house or boat. (Associated Press/File)

Government to auction off $50 million in Bitcoins

The government this week will auction bitcoins seized by authorities from a Russian hacker, a young Mormon accused of being an opioid kingpin and other high-profile cases. Published January 19, 2018