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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

Screen capture of from the afternoon of Friday, April 6, 2018, showing the classified site as seized by federal authorities.

FBI seizes classified site Backpage

The federal government has shut down and the homes of the Arizona-based owners of the controversial website repeatedly accused of facilitating and even promoting prostitution and sex trafficking. Published April 6, 2018

Julie Graves, a supporter of public access to Martin's Beach, displays a sign during a meeting of the State Lands Commission, in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. After negotiating for a year with the property owner, Vinod Khosla, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems Inc., in an attempt to find a solution to allow the public access to the beach, the commission decided to begin exploring whether to use eminent domain to seize the property. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Justice Department sues California over federal land sales

The Trump administration has escalated its legal battle with California, announcing Monday the Justice Department has sued California over a state law that gives California the power to block the sale of federal land to private parties. Published April 2, 2018

Reports from 13 field offices of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives underestimated total ammunition by nearly 31,000 rounds, an inspector general's report says.

ATF not adequately tracking weapons, says inspector general in new report

The ATF's inadequate record-keeping policies creates a risk of ammunition, explosives and less-lethal devices such as smoke canisters being lost or stolen without the bureau knowing, according to a report released Monday by the Justice Department's inspector general. Published April 2, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police division midyear conference Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Jeff Sessions rejects call for second special counsel

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejected requests to name a second special counsel to probe allegations of misconduct at the FBI, saying Thursday that other investigations should be able to cover the ground already. Published March 29, 2018