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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

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Former Bureau of Prison employee settles bribery charges

A former financial administrator for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons has agreed to pay $5,000 to the United States government to resolve claims he accepted bribes in exchange for awarding healthcare contracts, the Department of Justice said Friday. Published May 4, 2018

Paul Manafort departs Federal District Court after a hearing, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Virginia federal district judge blasts prosecutors in Manafort case

A Virginia federal judge Friday blasted prosecutors from the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, demanding to know how decade-old bank and tax fraud allegations against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could relate to Russian election interference. Published May 4, 2018

In this March 12, 2009, file photo Martin Winterkorn, chairman of the board of the Volkswagen group, during the annual press conference in Wolfsburg, northern Germany. Prosecutors said Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, they are opening investigations against Winterkorn on the suspicion of fraud by selling cars with with manipulated emission tests. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)

Volkswagen ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn charged in emissions scandal

Volkswagen AG's former CEO Martin Winterkorn was charged in a federal court with conspiracy and wire fraud charges related to the automaker's plan to cheat U.S. diesel emissions testing, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. Published May 3, 2018

The Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning on May 14, 2013. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Virginia gang member sentenced to life for four murders

A Suffolk, Virginia, member of the Nine Trey Gangsters was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for murdering four people and committing several non-fatal shootings, the Justice Department said. Published May 2, 2018

Officials in President Obama's Justice Department are accused of trying to shut down the FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation as Mr. Obama planned to hand over the White House to Hillary Clinton. (Associated Press/File)

Bob Goodlatte demands probe into Sally Yates, Matthew Axelrod

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte Tuesday urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate allegations that top Obama-era Department of Justice officials tried to shut down the FBI probe into the Clinton Foundation during the 2016 presidential election. Published May 1, 2018

In this April 16, 2018 photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels outside federal court in New York.  Stormy Daniels filed a defamation complaint in federal court in New York on Monday. At issue is a tweet Trump made in which he dismissed a composite sketch that Daniels says depicts a man who threatened her in 2011 to stay quiet about her alleged sexual encounter with Trump.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Stormy Daniels sues Trump for defamation

Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against President Trump, who called her claim of being threatened over her alleged affair with the president "a total con job." Published April 30, 2018

The Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning on May 14, 2013. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Panasonic subsidiary pays $280M to settle false records, bribery charges

A Panasonic Corp. subsidiary will pay about $280 million to settle civil and criminal charges that the company falsified financial records to conceal payments to sales representatives working in China and other Asian countries, the Department of Justice said Monday Published April 30, 2018

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. A federal judge in Washington has thrown out a civil lawsuit brought by President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman that sought to challenge the authority of the special counsel in the Russia investigation. The decision was a blow to Manafort’s defense against special counsel Robert Mueller. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued the ruling.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Judge tosses Manafort lawsuit against Mueller

A federal judge Friday tossed former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's lawsuit challenging the authority of special counsel Robert Mueller. Published April 27, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Department of Justice's budget on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Chinese nationals among 10 new defendants in fentanyl case

Four Chinese nationals are among 10 new defendants who were indicted in a widening probe of fentanyl shipments from China to the United States that resulted in the deaths of four people and multiple overdoses, the Department of Justice said Friday. Published April 27, 2018

Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. ** FILE **

Peter Strzok-Lisa Page texts sent to Congress

Text messages exchanged by two anti-Trump FBI officials that were previously thought lost were delivered to at least five congressional committees late Thursday night. Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, two married FBI officials who were having an affair, ranted against the president in the more than 50,000 texts they exchanged with each other. Published April 26, 2018