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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

Attorney General William Barr, left, and President Donald Trump turn to leave after speaking about the 2020 census in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) **FILE**

Conservative lawyers rap AG Barr's stance on presidential power

A group of conservative lawyers Monday denounced Attorney General William Barr's recent remarks that a president has absolute power over the executive branch, saying his expansive view on presidential power contradicts long-standing conservative principles. Published November 25, 2019

The nomination of Fraternal Order of Police National President Chuck Canterbury to be head of the ATF was supposed to be voted on in September. (Associated Press)

ATF pick kept in limbo by lack of GOP support

President Trump's pick to head the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is stuck in limbo nearly two months after a Senate committee postponed a vote to advance his nomination. Published November 21, 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 **

Justice Department IG set to testify on alleged FISA abuses

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will publicly testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his report into alleged surveillance abuses by the department and the FBI, committee chairman Lindsey Graham said Monday. Published November 18, 2019