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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

FBI Director Christopher Wray was warned he was close to "walking into contempt of Congress" after refusing to comment on numerous matters involving Peter Strzok. (Associated Press)

FBI 'needs to clean house,' former agents say

Former FBI agents say it may take a long time to wash away the stain of political-bias accusations lobbed against the bureau, which has long been viewed as the nation's premier law enforcement agency. Published February 6, 2018

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 22, 2017, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., gives reporters an update about the ongoing Russia investigation adding that President Donald Trump's campaign communications may have been "monitored" during the transition period as part of an "incidental collection," on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Battle over Nunes memo tests Congress' ability to oversee FBI

Rep. Devin Nunes' fight to publicly release his memo detailing potential abuses of power at the FBI has turned into a major test for Congress, which is trying to prove it can pierce the veil of secrecy that Republicans say has been used to hide wrongdoing in the government's security agencies. Published February 1, 2018

"Having stonewalled Congress' demands for information for nearly a year, it's no surprise to see the FBI and DOJ issue spurious objects to allowing the American people to see information related to surveillance abuses at these agencies," Rep. Devin Nunes said. (Associated Press)

FBI heats up battle with Republicans over Nunes memo

A rare public challenge by the FBI to Republican lawmakers has intensified the battle over a contentious House intelligence committee memo that accuses the bureau and the Justice Department of political bias against Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Published January 31, 2018

Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe has been a target of President Trump's criticism about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation and a source of tension between the White House and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Associated Press/File)

Speculation swirls about surveillance memo as McCabe leaves FBI early

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepped down Monday, earlier than expected, following a string of public criticism by President Trump over possible partisan conflicts and the circulation of a memo suggesting government surveillance abuse. Published January 29, 2018

President Donald Trump pauses after signing Section 201actions in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Trump says he is imposing new tariffs to "protect American jobs and American workers." Trump acted to impose new tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump accuses the FBI of blaming Samsung for missing texts

President Donald Trump accused the FBI of blaming Samsung for losing five months of texts exchanged between two agents who were a part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia. Published January 24, 2018