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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

Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including Richard Westling, left, Kevin Downing, Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as jury deliberations begin in the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

No verdict in Paul Manafort trial as jurors raise questions

Jurors in the criminal trial of Paul Manafort wrapped up their first day of deliberations Thursday with a series of questions for the judge, leaving the one-time Trump campaign chairman to wait at least one more day before learning his fate. Published August 16, 2018

Mueller's prosecutor: Manafort trial 'is a case about lies'

A federal prosecutor made his closing pitch to jurors in the Paul Manafort trial Wednesday morning, telling them that the one time Trump campaign chairman's financial records, emails and memos were "littered with lies." Published August 15, 2018

Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including Kevin Downing, left, Richard Westling, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman continues, in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Defense strategy unknown as prosecution rests in Paul Manafort trial

Prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller's office rested their case Monday afternoon in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. But the strategy of Mr. Manafort's attorneys, who are scheduled to present their case Tuesday morning, remains unknown. Defense attorneys have not indicated whether they will present any evidence or call any witnesses. Published August 13, 2018

In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Manafort loan application 'raised a red flag': Bank executive

A bank executive testified Monday that he had concerns about Paul Manafort application for two mortgages totaling $16 million because he didn't disclose two existing mortgages and they were unable to verify the former Trump campaign manager's income. Published August 13, 2018

This courtroom sketch depicts Rick Gates on the witness stand as he is cross examined by defense lawyer Kevin Downing during the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on bank fraud and tax evasion at federal court in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. U.S. District court Judge T.S. Ellis III presides. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)

Judge in Manafort case seals discussion of Rick Gates and Trump probe

A federal judge granted a request late Thursday from special counsel Robert Mueller's office to keep secret a portion of a private discussion they had at the bench with Paul Manafort's attorneys and the judge during the testimony of Rick Gates. Published August 10, 2018