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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

In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, then-White House counsel Don McGahn listens as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP) **FILE**

McGahn 'unlikely' to testify before House Judiciary, DOJ says

An agreement to make former White House counsel Don McGahn available for an interview with House Democrats is "unlikely," the Justice Department said in a court filing Thursday just hours ahead of a hearing to decide the matter. Published October 31, 2019

In this file photo, family members gather for a road naming ceremony with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, center, his son Hunter Biden, left, and his sister Valerie Biden Owens, right, joined by other family members during a ceremony to name a national road after his late son Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, in the village of Sojevo, Kosovo, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu) ** FILE **

Joe Biden, son excluded from Democrats' Ukraine probe

President Trump's defenders in Congress increasingly point to the importance of investigating corruption in Ukraine allegedly involving former Vice President Joseph R. Biden and his son Hunter, which is the centerpiece of the impeachment inquiry. Published October 29, 2019

Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, arrives on Capitol Hill, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Washington, as she is scheduled to testify before congressional lawmakers on Friday as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Judge orders State Department to begin releasing Ukraine documents

The State Department has 30 days to release documents related to the administration's actions on Ukraine, including communications between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Trump's personal attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Published October 23, 2019