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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 testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018, on Justice Department and FBI actions around the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Rosenstein refuses to say whether he read Carter Page FISA warrant

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein refused to say Thursday whether he read the secret surveillance warrant used to snoop on a Trump campaign figure last year, frustrating congressional Republicans who urged him to push for an end to the Russia investigation. Published June 28, 2018

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., arrives for a closed-door interview with Peter Strzok, the FBI agent facing criticism following a series of anti-Trump text messages, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Nadler, Goodlatte spar before Wray, Rosenstein testimony

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler engaged in a war of words Thursday, prior to the testimony of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christoper A. Wray. Published June 28, 2018

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr., accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., killing a woman and injuring dozens more, has been charged with federal hate crimes. The Department of Justice announced that Fields was charged in an indicted returned Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

Hate crime charges filed against Charlottesville driver

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday filed federal hate crimes charges against an Ohio man accused of driving a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring more than a dozen others. Published June 27, 2018

The FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Headquarters, across the street from the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Only 16 percent of federal law enforcement investigators are women

Women are underrepresented and rarely promoted at four of the nation's most renowned law enforcement agencies, making up just 16 percent of the ranks of criminal investigators, the Justice Department's inspector general said in a report Tuesday. Published June 26, 2018

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., center, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, walks to the House chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Rep. Mark Meadows calls DOJ spygate letter 'creative writing'

A Department of Justice letter insisting it had complied with conservative lawmakers' demands to turn over documents related to the FBI's use of confidential informants to meet with Trump campaign figures is "an art form in creative writing," Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, said Tuesday on Twitter. Published June 26, 2018

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. speaks during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on possible tariffs and the effect on the U.S. economy and jobs, Thursday, April 12, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

DOJ rebuffs Nunes' request for Trump campaign spy documents

The Department of Justice on Monday rebuffed a deadline set by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, California Republican, to provide more information about the FBI's use of confidential informants while investigating President Trump's 2016 campaign. Published June 25, 2018