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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

University of MIchigan logo, screen captured from a UM YouTube video celebrating the schools bicentennial. (YouTube)

Univ. of Michigan changes speech policies after DOJ lawsuit

The University of Michigan changed its speech policies on Tuesday, one day after the Trump administration weighed in on a federal lawsuit alleging the school unfairly trampled on student's First Amendment rights. Published June 12, 2018

Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

DOJ watchdog dings FBI for response to homegrown threats

A Justice Department watchdog on Tuesday chastised the FBI for its response to a threat posed by a homegrown violent extremist, saying the bureau needs to do more to track potential dangers when someone is held by another agency. Published June 12, 2018

In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Federal authorities arrest 74 people in wire transfer scam

Federal authorities have arrested 74 people -- including 42 in the United States -- for allegedly hijacking wire transfer funds through a sophisticated email scam, the Justice Department said Monday. Published June 11, 2018

The FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Headquarters, across the street from the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Feds say former Florida police chief framed teenager

Biscayne Park, Florida's former police chief and two former officers were charged by federal prosecutors Monday with framing a 16-year-old for four unsolved burglaries in a bizarre scheme to keep perfect the town's record for catching criminals. Published June 11, 2018

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