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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

The Defense Intelligence Agency headquarters building in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Ron Rockwell Hansen arrested, accused of being Chinese spy

A former defense intelligence officer was arrested Saturday for attempting to sell U.S. defense information to the Chinese government, the Department of Justice said Monday. Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, of Syracuse, Utah, held a Top Secret clearance for many years at the Defense Intelligence Agency, which provides information to policy makers and others at the Department of Defense. Published June 4, 2018

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks as the keynote speaker at the Michigan Chapter of the Federalist Society's Annual Dinner & Grano Award Presentation at the Inn at St. John's, in Plymouth, Mich., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (David Guralnick/Detroit News via AP)

Justice Department to add 300 new prosecutors

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is adding more than 300 new prosecutors across the country to combat the opioid crisis, violent crime and illegal immigration, the Justice Department announced Monday. Published June 4, 2018

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FBI issues warning on hacking group with Russian ties

The FBI on Friday issued a formal warning about a Russian hacking campaign and asked consumers to reboot their network devices to disrupt malicious software that has already compromised "hundreds of thousands" of personal devices. Published May 25, 2018

FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. The Drug Enforcement Administration does a poor job overseeing the millions of dollars in payments it distributes to confidential sources, relies on tipsters who operate with minimal oversight or direction and has paid informants who are no longer meant to be used, according to a government watchdog report issued Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.   . (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Azat Martirossian, ex-Armenian ambassador to China, and Vitaly Leskov indicted in bribe scheme

A former Armenian ambassador and a Russian national face corruption charges for their role in bribery scandal at a Rolls-Royce subsidiary, the Justice Department said Thursday. Azat Martirossian, 62, of Armenia, who was once that country's ambassador to China, and Vitaly Leskov, 50, a Russian national, face one count of conspiracy to launder money and 10 counts of money laundering. Published May 24, 2018

In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover headquarters building in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Tyler Raj Barriss indicted for FBI, FCC bomb threats

Tyler Raj Barriss, a California man who made national headlines last year after his false hostage claims led to another man's death, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for making bomb threats to the Federal Communications Commission and FBI. Published May 24, 2018

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., takes questions from reporters about the meetings at the Justice Department planned for Thursday where House and Senate lawmakers from both parties are set to meet with top intelligence officials for classified briefings about the federal investigation into President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congressional leaders arrive at DOJ for intelligence briefing

Republican leaders Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Reps. Devin Nunes and Trey Gowdy arrived at the Department of Justice just before noon Thursday for a meeting to discuss the FBI's activities during the 2016 presidential election. Published May 24, 2018

Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Mark Warner calls DOJ intelligence briefing a ‘farce’

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Thursday a meeting between a bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders and intelligence and law enforcement officials is a "farce" because the disclosure of classified information should be limited to the so-called "Gang of Eight" -- a collection of Senate and House leaders who traditionally receive the briefings on sensitive intelligence matters. Published May 24, 2018