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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 Nov. 2, 2017, photo, Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, speaks with reporters following a day of questions from the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Two Carter Page FISA warrants by FBI declared 'not valid'

The Justice Department concluded two of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants authorizing the surveillance of Carter Page were "not valid," according to a court order declassified Thursday. Published January 23, 2020

US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Trump's two-day stay in Davos is a test of his ability to balance anger over being impeached with a desire to project leadership on the world stage. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

State AGs blast Trump impeachment

The Republican attorneys general of 21 states authored a scathing rebuke of the impeachment trial, urging senators to reject Democrats' charges against President Trump. Published January 22, 2020

In this March 4, 2019, file photo, the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building is seen in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) **FILE**

Outrage over David Kris muddies battle over secret FISA court

Republican anger over the selection of David Kris to oversee the FBI's plan to fix its shoddy processes for obtaining surveillance warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court could spill over into a battle over the future of the secret court. Published January 18, 2020

In this Sept. 25, 2019 photo, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson demonstrates an upgraded voting machine on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the Indiana Statehouse office in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Davies) **FILE**

FBI unveils new election-security policy

The FBI will now notify state officials when local election systems are hacked, reversing course on much-maligned policy to only inform the victims of a cyberattack, the bureau said Thursday. Published January 16, 2020

In this Dec. 1, 2017, file photo, Michael Flynn, center, arrives at federal court in Washington.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) **FILE**

Federal judge postpones Flynn sentencing

A federal judge Thursday postponed the sentencing of Michael Flynn, two days after the former national security adviser sought to withdraw his guilty plea. Published January 16, 2020

In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington. In reversal, U.S. prosecutors no longer oppose prison time for Flynn. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Michael Flynn withdraws guilty plea

President Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn late Tuesday asked a court to let him withdraw his guilty plea for lying to the FBI in the Russia probe. Published January 14, 2020