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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

A sign on a branch of Barclays Bank in London is seen here on July 29, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Barclays to pay $2B to settle fraud claims from 2000s housing crisis

Barclays Capital has agreed to pay $2 billion in civil penalties to settle a 2016 civil action alleging the bank fraudulently sold residential mortgage-backed securities between 2005 and 2006, the Justice Department said Thursday morning. Published March 29, 2018

Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

IG will probe FBI abuses of FISA, after Trump surveillance

The Justice Department's inspector general confirmed Wednesday that it is looking into how the department and the FBI handled requests to conduct secret surveillance, in what appears to be a review of how the Obama administration used the anti-Trump Steele dossier. Published March 28, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at UAB Women and Infants Center, Friday, March 23, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Justice Department proposes bump stock ban

The Department of Justice is proposing a rule change that would effectively ban bump stocks, devices that make semi-automatic weapons fire hundreds of rounds per minute, said Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Published March 23, 2018

In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File) **FILE**

Justice Department charges nine hackers with ties to Iranian government

The Department of Justice has alleged that nine hackers with ties to the Iranian government engaged in a massive cybertheft scheme to steal scientific data and intellectual property from hundreds of U.S. and foreign universities, private companies and government agencies. Published March 23, 2018

This April 26, 2006, file photo shows different brands and dosages of fentanyl patches in St. Louis. U.S. deaths linked to opioids have quadrupled since 2000 to roughly 42,000 in 2016. Although initially driven by prescription drugs, most opioid deaths now involve illicit drugs, including heroin and fentanyl. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)

Three in Ohio charged with fentanyl possession

Three individuals from the Houston area face federal drug trafficking charges after they were caught in Toledo, Ohio, with what is said to be more than three pounds of fentanyl. Published March 22, 2018

This undated photo from a Facebook posting shows Mark Anthony Conditt. The suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin blew himself up early Wednesday, March 21, 2018, as authorities closed in on him, bringing a grisly end to a manhunt. (Facebook via AP)

Mark Conditt motive sought in Austin bombings

Austin serial bombing suspect Mark Anthony Conditt killed himself Wednesday morning as authorities closed in, leaving questions about why an unemployed 24-year-old with no criminal record would have killed two people and spread chaos throughout Texas. Published March 21, 2018

This undated photo provided by the St. Mary's Sheriff's Office, shows Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill, a school resource officer who engaged a shooter at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Md., on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.  It wasn't immediately clear whether the shooter took his own life or was killed by the officer's bullet, St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron said, but the Gaskill was credited with preventing any more loss of life.  (St. Mary's Sheriff's Office via AP)

Blaine Gaskill lauded for heroism in Great Mills High School shooting

A 17-year-old student opened fire Tuesday morning at a high school in southern Maryland, wounding two classmates before exchanging gunfire with a school resource officer, said authorities, who credited the sheriff's deputy for averting a worse attack. Published March 20, 2018

Accusations that got Andrew McCabe fired stem from his role in FBI investigations surrounding the 2016 presidential election, including the probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. (Associated Press/File)

Andrew McCabe’s ‘lack of candor’ a serious FBI breach

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions accused former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe of "lack of candor," he was lodging one of the most damning accusations for a bureau man to have lodged against him. Published March 18, 2018