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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

Police officers ride in the back of a pickup truck as they tend to a victim following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Justice Department awards $1M grant to Parkland first responders

The Department of Justice said Monday it will award a $1 million grant to defray some of the overtime costs racked up by local law enforcement officials in response to the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Parkland, Florida, high school in February. Published April 23, 2018

US Attorney Loretta Lynch, center, looks to Attorney General Eric Holder as with President Barack Obama at right, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, where the president announced that he will nominate Lynch to replace Holder as Attorney General. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Justice Department’s attempts to influence investigations exposed in McCabe probe

Tucked inside the inspector general's report on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was the story of an August 2016 phone call from a high-ranking Justice Department official who Mr. McCabe thought was trying to shut down the FBI's probe into the Clinton Foundation at a time when Hillary Clinton was running for president. Published April 23, 2018

Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

James Comey memos show awareness of Andrew McCabe conflict

Former FBI Director James Comey defended then-Deputy Directory Andrew McCabe to President Trump, calling him a "pro," according to Mr. Comey's memos, which were submitted to Congress Thursday evening. Published April 19, 2018

FILE - This April 1, 2012 file photo shows Lance Armstrong during a news conference in Galveston, Texas. A federal judge ruled Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 that the government's $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong can proceed. The decision from U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper in Washington sets the nearly 7-year-old case on course for jury trial. The lawsuit was filed in 2010 by Armstrong's former U.S. Postal Service teammate Floyd Landis, who could collect up to 25 percent. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Michael Paulsen, File ) MANDATORY CREDIT

Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with U.S. government

Lance Armstrong will pay the United States $5 million to settle claims the cycling legend defrauded the federal government by using performance enhancing drugs while collecting millions from a sponsorship deal with the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Published April 19, 2018

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

Manafort’s attorneys attack Mueller’s authority to bring charges

Paul Manafort's lawyers asked a federal judge to toss the charges against him, saying Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller exceeded his authority when he sought an indictment against the former chairman of President Trump's campaign. Published April 19, 2018

Then-Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Andrew McCabe discipline sought by lawmakers, Transparency Project

A legal watchdog filed a bar grievance against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Wednesday while conservative members of Congress, accusing him of lying under oath, referred him to the Justice Department for criminal charges. Published April 18, 2018

In this April 4, 2018 photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks on a question during a town hall meeting with Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, examining economic justice 50 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) **FILE**

Bernie Sanders takes aim at opioid companies

Sen. Bernard Sanders took direct aim Tuesday at opioid makers he said are fueling the drug-overdose crisis, proposing legislation that would impose crippling fines and even jail time on company executives who downplay the addictive nature of their product. Published April 17, 2018