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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

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Special counsel Robert Mueller has turned up the heat on Manafort, threatening new criminal charges for witness tampering and asking a judge to put him in jail while he awaits trial (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)

Manafort attorneys fight back against obstruction charges

Attorneys for Paul Manafort on Friday accused special counsel Robert Mueller of manufacturing witness-tampering claims to pressure business associates of the former Trump campaign chief into perjuring themselves at his upcoming trial. Published June 9, 2018

Michael Cohen, center, leaves court in New York, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. A New York judge says lawyers for President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and Trump have until June 15 to make attorney-client privilege claims over data seized in April raids. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Trump legal team wants to seal filings in Cohen case

President Donald Trump's attorneys on Thursday asked a New York federal judge for permission to file under seal their challenges to a review of documents seized in the raid of the president's personal attorney, Micheal Cohen. Published June 7, 2018

President Donald Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2018. Abe is expected to make sure Trump doesn't overlook Japan's security and other concerns at next week's U.S.-North Korea summit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump wants a 'Thank You' for firing James Comey

President Trump on Thursday complained about a lack of appreciation for his firing former FBI Director James Comey, a move that has drawn attention from federal investigators. Published June 7, 2018

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla., attends a state Democratic Party event honoring former U.S. Sen. David Pryor and his family in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, April 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) ** FILE **

Trump urges DOJ to reject ex-DNC IT staffer's plea deal

President Donald Trump on Thursday urged the Department of Justice not to accept a plea agreement from a former IT aide to congressional Democrats who is being prosecuted in a scheme to fraudulently obtain home equity loans. Published June 7, 2018

The Defense Intelligence Agency headquarters building in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Ex-defense intelligence officer accused of being Chinese spy

A former defense intelligence officer was arrested Saturday for attempting to sell U.S. defense information to the Chinese government, the Department of Justice said Monday. Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, of Syracuse, Utah, held a Top Secret clearance for many years at the Defense Intelligence Agency, which provides information to policy makers and others at the Department of Defense. Published June 4, 2018

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks as the keynote speaker at the Michigan Chapter of the Federalist Society's Annual Dinner & Grano Award Presentation at the Inn at St. John's, in Plymouth, Mich., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (David Guralnick/Detroit News via AP)

Justice Department to add 300 new prosecutors

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is adding more than 300 new prosecutors across the country to combat the opioid crisis, violent crime and illegal immigration, the Justice Department announced Monday. Published June 4, 2018