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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

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., walks to the chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency, providing the fullest picture yet of Russia's attempt to sow racial and political division in the United States before and after the 2016 election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Talks between DOJ, Nunes to get Mueller documents advances

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Thursday conversations with the Department of Justice about handing over documents related to the Russian election meddling probe will continue. Published May 10, 2018

This Oct. 24, 2017, file photo shows House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

House Republicans, DOJ reach agreement on Russia documents

Republican Congressmen Devin Nunes, California, and Trey Gowdy, South Carolina, have been invited to the Justice Department Thursday for a classified briefing on documents related to the Russia investigation, according to media reports. Published May 10, 2018

The Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning on May 14, 2013. (Associated Press) ** FILE* *

DOJ moves to shut down two stem cell clinics

The Justice Department filed litigation Wednesday to stop two companies from offering stem cell treatments, accusing the businesses of marketing their products without FDA approval and without proof of safety and efficacy. Published May 9, 2018

Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. questions Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) ** FILE **

Senate Democrats demand Trump withdraw DOJ nominee over Russian bank ties

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday demanded President Donald Trump withdraw his nominee of Brian Benczkowski to head the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, claiming his ties to a Russian bank could undermine the special counsel's probe. Published May 9, 2018

Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., right, helps Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., left, to his seat before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the 2020 Census, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Washington. Cummings has been recovering from two surgeries after developing a knee infection late last year. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Democrats demand DOJ hand over docs on classification of Boente notes

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee Tuesday asked for documents classified by the Department of Justice, but said to confirm former FBI Director James B. Comey's claim that President Trump asked him to "lift the cloud of the Russia probe." Published May 9, 2018

This April 13, 2016 file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Former CIA officer charged with giving classified documents to China

A former CIA officer was indicted Tuesday on charges that he planned to give confidential U.S. government documents to the Chinese government, according to U.S. Department of Justice. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, of Hong Kong, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. Published May 8, 2018

The Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning on May 14, 2013. (Associated Press) ** FILE* *

Pakistani man guilty of failing to register as foreign agent

A Pakistani man who routinely briefed high-level Pakistani officials on U.S. government foreign policy through connections he made at D.C. think tanks pleaded guilty Monday to failing to register as a foreign agent, the Justice Department said. Published May 7, 2018

This Nov. 2, 2016, file photo shows the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover headquarter building in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Controversial FBI officials Lisa Page, James Baker resign

Lisa Page, the anti-Trump FBI lawyer who was once part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, has resigned from the bureau according to a media report. James Baker, another FBI lawyer involved in the controversy surrounding the Steele dossier, has also left the bureau. Published May 5, 2018