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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

Protesters Gayelynn Taxey, left, and Danny Hastings, stand in front of the Alexandria Federal Court in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, July 31, 2018, on day one of Paul Manafort's trial. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

'Hand in the cookie jar': Manafort blames Rick Gates in fraud case

Former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort's lawyers argued Tuesday that he was duped by Rick Gates, saying the former business partner and fellow campaign figure falsified documents to mislead Mr. Manafort and his accountants into bank and tax fraud. Published July 31, 2018

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, joined at right by Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, takes questions at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. In a Monday letter to the Department of Justice inspector general, Meadows and Jordan are asking for a review of allegations that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to subpoena phone records and documents from a House Intelligence Committee staffer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Conservatives back off on threat of Rosenstein impeachment

A day after filing articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, House Freedom Caucus chair Mark Meadows said he would pursue less serious contempt charges, slightly lowering the temperature in a clash with the Department of Justice over access conservative lawmakers are demanding to records on the probes into Russian election-meddling and Hillary Clinton's secret emails. Published July 26, 2018

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)

Rod Rosenstein accused of hiding info from Congress in impeachment articles

Conservative House lawmakers introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday, saying he's led the Justice Department in "hiding" information from Congress on investigations into Russian election meddling and Hillary Clinton's secret emails. Published July 25, 2018

A fighter of Christian Syriac militia that battles the Islamic State group under the banner of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, burns an IS flag on the front line on the western side of Raqqa, northeast Syria, Monday, July 17, 2017. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters fought Islamic State militants in the heart of Raqqa, the extremists' self-styled capital, as scores of civilians fled areas controlled by the group. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

American captured on ISIS battlefield faces charges in U.S.

A Dearborn, Michigan man captured this month in Northern Syria was charged with providing material support to the Islamic State, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Ibraheem Musaibli, 28, was taken into custody by the Syrian Democratic Forces and recently transferred into U.S. custody. Published July 24, 2018

Paul Manafort departs Federal District Court after a hearing, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Paul Manafort's luxurious lifestyle detailed in new court filings

New York Yankees season tickets, a $21,000 watch, and oriental rugs worth thousands of dollars are among the nearly 500 pieces of evidence could be presented to jurors at next week's trial of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to new court filings. Published July 19, 2018