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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

Owen Benjamin arrives at Variety Power of Comedy at Avalon Hollywood on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) **FILE**

Conservative comedians struggle to find gigs due to opposite opinions

Comedian Steve McGrew says his conservative views on social media cost him a recurring gig at a Las Vegas comedy club run by "Everybody Loves Raymond" star Brad Garrett. And he's not alone, as more conservative comics say they're finding it harder to win gigs in the Era of Trump because their opinions don't conform to the mainstream of the entertainment industry. Published November 22, 2018

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, accompanied by FBI Director James Comey, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, March 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

House Judiciary Committee subpoenas Loretta Lynch and James Comey

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte issued subpoenas for former FBI Director James B. Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch late Wednesday, demanding both answer questions about the Department of Justice's actions during the 2016 presidential campaign. Published November 22, 2018

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks to state and local law enforcement officials at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Anti-Democrat nonprofit paid Matt Whitaker $900,000

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker earned more than $900,000 from a nonprofit organization that criticized Democrats and endorsed right-wing causes, according to financial disclosure forms released Tuesday by the Department of Justice. Published November 20, 2018

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Kentucky police say they thwarted a mass shooting

Police in Springfield, Kentucky, said they prevented a mass shooting Monday when they arrested a man armed with several guns at a manufacturing plant, a local newspaper reported Tuesday. Published November 20, 2018

In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Health care system settles Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit

One of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the Untied States on Thursday settled a Justice Department lawsuit alleging it negotiated unlawful contacts that prevented patients from accessing less expensive physicians and hospitals. Published November 15, 2018

In this April 24, 2014, file photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker watches before a live televised debate in Johnston, Iowa. Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general. A draft filing obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press argues that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and normal procedure by naming Whitaker to the position in place of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Maryland to sue Trump over appointing Whitaker to temporarily head up DOJ

The state of Maryland intends to ask a federal judge to declare Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as acting attorney general in place of Matt Whitaker who was appointed to that position last week after former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was axed, NBC News reported Tuesday. Published November 13, 2018

People light candles as they gather for a vigil in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Reports of hate crimes up 17 percent: FBI

Hate crimes in the United States increased for the third consecutive year in 2017, jumping 17 percent from the previous year, according to an FBI report released Tuesday. Published November 13, 2018

Jeff Sessions, ousted last week from his job as attorney general by President Donald Trump, smiles as he exercises during a brisk walk across the grounds of the U.S. Capitol where he served for 20 years as a Republican senator from Alabama, in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Majority of voters say Trump ousted Sessions to have loyal AG: Poll

A majority of registered voters say former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was ousted because President Trump wanted a loyal solider overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, according to a new poll released Monday. Published November 12, 2018