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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

FILE - This April 1, 2012 file photo shows Lance Armstrong during a news conference in Galveston, Texas. A federal judge ruled Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 that the government's $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong can proceed. The decision from U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper in Washington sets the nearly 7-year-old case on course for jury trial. The lawsuit was filed in 2010 by Armstrong's former U.S. Postal Service teammate Floyd Landis, who could collect up to 25 percent. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Michael Paulsen, File ) MANDATORY CREDIT

Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with U.S. government

Lance Armstrong will pay the United States $5 million to settle claims the cycling legend defrauded the federal government by using performance enhancing drugs while collecting millions from a sponsorship deal with the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Published April 19, 2018

Paul Manafort departs Federal District Court after a hearing, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Manafort’s attorneys attack Mueller’s authority to bring charges

Paul Manafort's lawyers asked a federal judge to toss the charges against him, saying Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller exceeded his authority when he sought an indictment against the former chairman of President Trump's campaign. Published April 19, 2018

Then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Andrew McCabe discipline sought by lawmakers, Transparency Project

A legal watchdog filed a bar grievance against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Wednesday while conservative members of Congress, accusing him of lying under oath, referred him to the Justice Department for criminal charges. Published April 18, 2018

In this April 4, 2018 photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks on a question during a town hall meeting with Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, examining economic justice 50 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) **FILE**

Bernie Sanders takes aim at opioid companies

Sen. Bernard Sanders took direct aim Tuesday at opioid makers he said are fueling the drug-overdose crisis, proposing legislation that would impose crippling fines and even jail time on company executives who downplay the addictive nature of their product. Published April 17, 2018

FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCabe misled investigators multiple times about his role in a news media disclosure about Hillary Clinton just days before the 2016 presidential election, according to a Justice Department watchdog report. The report alleges that McCabe authorized FBI officials to speak with a Wall Street Journal reporter for a story about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation and then misled FBI and Justice Department officials when later questioned about it. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Andrew McCabe lied, was source of WSJ leak, DOJ says

Ousted FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe improperly leaked information to a reporter and then lied to both his boss, then-Director James Comey, and to FBI agents investigating his behavior, the Justice Department inspector general said Friday. Published April 13, 2018