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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 [email protected].

Articles by Jeff Mordock

An employee checks a visitor outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 in New York. The warden at the federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein took his own life over the weekend was removed Tuesday and two guards who were supposed to be watching the financier were placed on leave while federal authorities investigate the death. The move by the Justice Department came amid mounting evidence that the chronically understaffed Metropolitan Correctional Center may have bungled its responsibility to keep the 66-year-old Epstein from harming himself while he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Epstein guards fell asleep, falsified logs: Report

Two guards at the jail where Jeffrey Epstein was held fell asleep, failed to check on him and then falsified records to say they checked on the billionaire sex offender when they did not, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Published August 14, 2019

Greg Craig arrives ahead of his arraignment at federal court in Washington on Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Obama-era counsel Greg Craig's trial postponed; new jury to be selected

A federal judge agreed to restart the trial of former Obama White House lawyer Greg Craig and pick a new jury after his defense team complained Tuesday that the panel's having been selected out of public view could deny him the right to a fair trial. Published August 13, 2019

In this July 23, 2019, file photo U.S. Attorney General William Barr addresses the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Epstein suicide 'raises serious questions,' says AG Barr

Attorney General William P. Barr on Saturday said there are unanswered questions about the death of billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in federal custody while awaiting sex trafficking charges in New York. Published August 10, 2019

In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCabe has sued the FBI and the Justice Department over his firing.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) **FILE**

Andrew McCabe sues FBI, DOJ, says Trump ordered his firing

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging his firing last year was retaliation for the bureau's probe into alleged ties between members of President Trump's campaign and Russia. Published August 8, 2019