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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

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

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Court rules Dems can demand 8 years of Trump's taxes

House Democrats can demand eight years of President Trump's tax returns, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in a decision that sets up a fierce legal battle before the U.S. Supreme Court. Published November 13, 2019

Then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appears before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

DOJ hints McCabe may not be prosecuted

The Justice Department hinted in a court filing Wednesday that it likely won't prosecute Andrew McCabe, saying it will no longer shield documents about the former FBI deputy director from public release. Published November 13, 2019