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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

Armed Secret Service agents stand outside an entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump said in a lengthy statement that the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate and asserted that agents had broken open a safe. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Fast start: New special master in Trump documents case orders Tuesday hearing

The newly appointed special master reviewing the records seized by the Justice Department last month from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, wasted no time Friday evening by quickly scheduling a hearing between Mr. Trump's legal team and lawyers from the Justice Department. Published September 16, 2022

Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump riot outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Justice Department expands Jan. 6 inquiry, fearing GOP midterm takeover of Congress

The Justice Department's increasingly ardent pursuit of former President Donald Trump and his associates, with 40 subpoenas and the seizure of at least nine cellphones in a week, shows prosecutors are feeling the heat to nail down their case before potential Republican congressional gains in the November elections. Published September 15, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks about the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden celebrates passage of $740B anti-inflation bill amid grim economic news

U.S. stock markets tanked Tuesday after a Labor Department report showed persistent inflation continues to surge and dent families' budgets, while President Biden hosted thousands at the White House to celebrate the passage of his massive tax, health care and climate spending bill. Published September 13, 2022

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) ** FILE **

Trump attorneys argue seized documents were not classified and Mar-a-Lago is secure

Attorneys for former President Donald Trump filed court documents on Monday seeking to stop the Justice Department from resuming its review of classified materials seized from his Mar-a-Lago residence, arguing that the documents taken by FBI investigators during the Aug. 8 raid are not classified and that his South Florida estate is secure. Published September 12, 2022