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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 June 27, 2019, file photo, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort arrives in a New York court. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Judge tosses Paul Manafort's fraud case in New York

A New York judge Wednesday dismissed a state mortgage fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, saying the indictment violated double jeopardy laws. Published December 18, 2019

Carter Page, an adviser to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks at the graduation ceremony for the New Economic School in Moscow on July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) **FILE**

FISA court raps FBI's faulty affidavits for Trump wiretaps: 'Serious misconduct'

In a rare order, the chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court condemned the FBI on Tuesday for misleading the court in its application to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, saying the sheer number of problems with the petition raises questions about other filings by the law enforcement agency. Published December 17, 2019

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz appears at the launch of the Procurement Collusion Strike Force at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

IG Horowitz: FBI should have disclosed Steele's bias to FISA court

Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Wednesday the FBI should have disclosed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court the known political biases of an ex-British spy whose salacious and unverified dossier was used to obtain a wiretap on a key Trump campaign aide. Published December 11, 2019