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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

Paul Manafort, center, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, walks with this wife Kathleen Manafort, as they arrive at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse for an arraignment hearing on his Eastern District of Virginia charges, in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, March 8, 2018.  Jason Maloni, Manafort's spokesman, is at left.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Paul Manafort pleads not guilty in Virginia

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday to tax evasion, bank fraud and other charges stemming from the special counsel's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Published March 8, 2018

Thousands of people take part in the ``Free the People Immigration March,'' to protest actions taken by President Donald Trump and his administration, in Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 18, 2017. March and rally organizers are calling for an end to ICE raids and deportations, minority killings by police and that health care be provided for documented and undocumented individuals. Immigrant, faith, labor and community groups are expected to attend, calling for sanctuary to be given to immigrants.. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Justice Department suing California over sanctuary laws

Attorney General Jeff Sessions opened a new front in the legal war over California's sanctuary city policies Tuesday, asking a federal court to halt three state laws that prohibit police and businesses from cooperating with federal agents. Published March 6, 2018

In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Manafort arraignment postponed

Paul Manafort's arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon in Alexandria, Virginia, has been postponed. Published March 2, 2018

In this Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 photo, Donald Trump Jr. leaves Manhattan Supreme Court during a lunch break when he was summoned for jury duty, in New York. The New York Daily News says Trump was among the prospective jurors for an attempted robbery case, but didn't get picked to serve. (Jefferson Siegel/The Daily News via AP)

Daniel Frisiello arrested for sending white powder to Trump Jr.

Federal prosecutors said Thursday they arrested a Massachusetts man they say was behind the terrorizing notes containing white powder, which were sent to the home of Donald Trump Jr. and four other high-profile individuals. Published March 1, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General at their Winter Meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Jeff Sessions: Bump stock ban announcement coming ‘soon’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department will soon make an announcement about the possible banning of bump stocks, a device that makes semi-automatic weapons fire hundreds of rounds per minute. Published February 27, 2018

Rep. Adam B. Schiff of California, the intelligence committee's top Democrat and author of the memo, said surveillance of Mr. Page produced "valuable intelligence" — though the evidence for that, too, is redacted. (Associated Press/File)

Carter Page ‘of interest’ to FBI for years, Democrat memo says

A Democrat-funded opposition research dossier was only a narrow part of the FBI's justification for obtaining a warrant to spy on a former Trump campaign official, congressional Democrats said in their long-awaited memo on the process that led to the snooping. Published February 25, 2018

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Committee on Intelligence, speaks during a media availability after a closed-door meeting of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Democrats: Steele dossier only ‘narrow’ part of FBI surveillance application

A Democratic-funded opposition research dossier was only a "narrow" part of the FBI's justification for obtaining a warrant to spy on a former Trump campaign official, congressional Democrats said in their long-awaited memo, finally released Saturday, detailing the process that led to the snooping. Published February 24, 2018