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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

In this Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, a woman using a phone walks past Apple's logo near its retail outlet in Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Delaware's Democratic AG offers Barr support in fight with Apple

A Democratic state attorney general Tuesday offered support for Attorney General William P. Barr's demand that Apple assist the Justice Department in unlocking the iPhones belonging to the Saudi Air Force cadet who killed three people last month in a terror attack at a Florida Navy base. Published January 14, 2020

Attorney General William Barr listens as President Donald Trump speaks during an event to sign an executive order establishing the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

NYC Bar Association demands Congress investigate AG William Barr

The New York City Bar Association has asked Congress to investigate Attorney General William P. Barr, saying he's turned Justice Department prosecutors into "political partisans," according to a letter released Thursday. Published January 9, 2020

Then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a farewell ceremony in the Great Hall at the Department of Justice in Washington, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Rod Rosenstein joins King & Spalding law firm

Rod Rosenstein, the former high-ranking Justice Department official who oversaw ex-special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, has joined law firm King & Spalding, the firm announced Wednesday. Published January 8, 2020

In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, then-White House Counsel Don McGahn listens as Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File)

DOJ, Dems clash over impeachment-related lawsuits

House Democrats and the Trump administration are squaring off in federal court over the impeachment probe, testing the bounds of congressional oversight and executive privilege in a pair of cases that could reshape the balance of power between each end of Pennsylvania Avenue. Published January 3, 2020