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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

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice, Friday, July 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump OK'd Rosenstein announcement of Russian indictments prior to summit: Report

The Justice Department's indictment of 12 Russians for election interference just before President Trump met with Vladimir Putin drew condemnation from some conservatives who viewed the timing as suspicious, but it was Mr. Trump himself who approved when the charges would be announced, according to a media report Wednesday. Published July 18, 2018

Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Lisa Page to testify before Congress on Friday

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page will testify in a closed-door session with Congress on Friday and Monday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, announced Thursday. Published July 12, 2018

FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok testifies before the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on "Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election," on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

Strzok says he will not release 'personal' texts

Anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok said Thursday that he will not authorize the release of any personal texts he exchanged with his lover, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page. Published July 12, 2018

FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok is seated to testify before the the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on "Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election," on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Rep: Nadler: Hold hearings on Russia, not Strzok

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Thursday lawmakers should be focused on Russian election interference rather than grilling FBI agent Peter Strzok. Published July 12, 2018