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Jeff Mordock

Jeff Mordock is the Justice Department 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

Migrants, many from Haiti, wade across the Rio Grande river to leave Del Rio, Texas, and return to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, early Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, some to avoid possible deportation from the U.S. and others to load up with supplies. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

U.S. envoy to Haiti quits over deportation of refugees

The U.S. special envoy for Haiti resigned Thursday, denouncing the Biden administration's decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees to their home country as "inhumane" and "counterproductive." Published September 23, 2021

In this June 14, 2021, file photo, U.S. President Joe Biden, right, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron during a plenary session during a NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Macron expects "clarifications and clear commitments" from Biden in a call to be held later on Wednesday to address the submarines' dispute, Macron's office said. (Brendan Smialowski, Pool via AP, File)

French ambassador returning to Washington after Biden, Macron phone call

France's ambassador to the U.S. will return to Washington after President Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday held their first phone conversation since Paris erupted in anger over Mr. Biden's deal that would supplant France in a massive submarine arms deal with Australia. Published September 22, 2021

White House aides shout down questions during Biden-Johnson meeting

White House aides late Tuesday shouted down reporters' questions to President Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during an Oval Office meeting, leaving the president's answer to an immigration question undecipherable. Published September 22, 2021

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Ebrahim Raisi attends a live televised interview with state-run TV, at the presidency office in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)  **FILE**

Iranian president taunts Biden, Trump in United Nations speech

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday took sharp aim at the U.S. in a speech before the United Nations, saying America's pledge to end wars is hollow because Washington is using sanctions as a mechanism of war. Published September 21, 2021

President Joe Biden arrives to deliver remarks to the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Five takeaways from Biden’s U.N. speech

President Biden finds himself under intense scrutiny from world leaders who don't see many differences between him and his predecessor, former President Trump. Here are five takeaways from his U.N. speech. Published September 21, 2021

In this file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech during a meeting of the 'U2P', French local businesses union, in Paris, Thursday, Sept. 16 2021. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool Photo via AP)  **FILE**

France cancels Washington gala over U.S.-Australia submarine deal

French diplomats on Thursday canceled a gala at their Washington embassy to celebrate its close ties with the U.S., the latest snub over President Biden's decision to cut a $90 billion nuclear submarine deal with Australia. Published September 16, 2021