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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 jmordock@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jeff Mordock

In this May 1, 2019, photo, Attorney General William Barr is sworn in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House Judiciary Committee is moving ahead with a vote to hold Barr in contempt of Congress despite last-minute negotiations with the Justice Department over access to the full, unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) **FILE**

William Barr held in contempt by House Judiciary panel

The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena demanding the full, unredacted Mueller report and underlying evidence. Published May 8, 2019

Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

William Barr contempt of Congress vote a go after talks fail

The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee said late Tuesday Chairman Jerrold Nadler will move forward with a scheduled vote to hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress on Wednesday. Published May 7, 2019

In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo, then-White House counsel Don McGahn, listens as he attends a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Don McGahn subpoena sets up executive privilege showdown

The White House intervened on Tuesday to block former White House counsel Don McGahn from complying with a congressional subpoena, suggesting President Trump might assert executive privilege to shield the documents. Published May 7, 2019

President Trump's White House counsel, Don McGahn, right, escorts Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, left, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. McGahn, who sat with special counsel Robert Mueller for about 30 hours of interviews, has emerged as a central character in Mueller's painstaking investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice and impeded the years-long Russia investigation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

White House signals it will fight McGahn subpoena

The White House on Tuesday instructed former administration attorney Donald F. McGahn not to comply with a subpoena from House Democrats as the fight over investigations into President Trump reaches a crescendo. Published May 7, 2019

In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn listens as Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed McGahn for testimony following the release of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Donald Trump may block Don McGahn testimony

President Trump said Thursday he may block former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before Congress because the attorney has already spoken with investigators on the Russia probe. Published May 2, 2019