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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

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta speaks during a media availability at the Department of Labor, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Alex Acosta defends Jeffrey Epstein deal, blames state prosecutors

Embattled Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday laid the blame for billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein's deal on state prosecutors in Florida, saying without his intervention, the accused pedophile would not have served any jail time. Published July 10, 2019

In this March 22, 2017, photo, then-Labor Secretary-designate Alex Acosta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Pence’s chief of staff defends Alex Acosta

Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Pence, stood up for Alex Acosta on Wednesday, perhaps offering a peek of the embattled labor secretary's defense ahead of his press conference later in the day. Published July 10, 2019