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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

A photographer takes a photograph of a placard for Attorney General William Barr who is not expected to appear before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

William Barr a no-show as Democrats vow retribution

With Attorney General William P. Barr's chair empty, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler lashed out Thursday at Trump administration for the growing clash, saying the government itself "is very much at stake." Published May 2, 2019

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

Democrats weigh contempt of Congress for William Barr

House Democrats said they are considering holding Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress after he informed them he won't meet their deadline for turning over the unredacted special counsel's report and won't appear to testify Thursday. Published May 1, 2019

Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Russia report by special counsel Robert Mueller on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

William Barr won’t testify Thursday

Attorney General William P. Barr has told House Democrats he won't testify Thursday after they changed their rules to create a new format that would have subjected him to tougher scrutiny by lawyers. Published May 1, 2019

In this file photo, Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, questions then-Attorney General nominee William Barr as he testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Graham to Hirono: You have ‘slandered’ Barr

In the most fiery exchange so far during Attorney General William P. Barr's Senate Judiciary testimony, Sen. Lindsey Graham interrupted questioning to accuse Sen. Mazie Hirono of "slandering" the Justice Department's top official. Published May 1, 2019

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Sen. Feinstein says Mueller needs to testify

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Wednesday special counsel Robert Mueller needs to testify before lawmakers and has asked Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham call him to the Hill. Published May 1, 2019

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein pauses while speaking at the federal inspector general community's 21st annual awards ceremony, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Rod Rosenstein resigns as deputy attorney general

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, resigned Monday, ending a turbulent two-year run as the Justice Department's second-in-command. Published April 29, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Chuck Schumer: William Barr mischaracterized Mueller report

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer on Monday accused Attorney General William Barr of mischaracterizing special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether President Trump obstructed the investigation. Published April 29, 2019