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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

Authorities stage at the office building entrance after multiple people were shot at The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Critics blame Capital shooting on Trump’s anti-press rhetoric

Critics of President Trump said Thursday he bore blame for the shooting deaths of five people at a community newspaper in Maryland, saying his tough talk toward the press created the environment for the gunman to launch his attack. Published June 28, 2018

A K-9 police unit works the scene after multiple people were shot at a newspaper office building in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Shooting at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis

A man with a shotgun and a beef against his local newspaper stalked into the offices of the Annapolis Capital Gazette Thursday and opened fire on the newsroom, killing five people and wounding two others. Published June 28, 2018

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018, on Justice Department and FBI actions around the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Rod Rosenstein, Republicans battle over Mueller probe in tense hearing

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein refused to say Thursday whether he read the secret surveillance warrant used to snoop on a Trump campaign figure last year, frustrating congressional Republicans who urged him to push for an end to the Russia investigation. Published June 28, 2018

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr., accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., killing a woman and injuring dozens more, has been charged with federal hate crimes. The Department of Justice announced that Fields was charged in an indicted returned Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

Hate crime charges filed against Charlottesville driver

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday filed federal hate crimes charges against an Ohio man accused of driving a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring more than a dozen others. Published June 27, 2018

The FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Headquarters, across the street from the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Only 16 percent of federal law enforcement investigators are women

Women are underrepresented and rarely promoted at four of the nation's most renowned law enforcement agencies, making up just 16 percent of the ranks of criminal investigators, the Justice Department's inspector general said in a report Tuesday. Published June 26, 2018

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., center, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, walks to the House chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Mark Meadows calls DOJ spygate letter ‘creative writing’

A Department of Justice letter insisting it had complied with conservative lawmakers' demands to turn over documents related to the FBI's use of confidential informants to meet with Trump campaign figures is "an art form in creative writing," Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, said Tuesday on Twitter. Published June 26, 2018

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. speaks during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on possible tariffs and the effect on the U.S. economy and jobs, Thursday, April 12, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Devin Nunes rebuffed by Justice Department on document request

The Department of Justice on Monday rebuffed a deadline set by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, California Republican, to provide more information about the FBI's use of confidential informants while investigating President Trump's 2016 campaign. Published June 25, 2018