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Jeff Mordock

Jeff Mordock is the White House 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 image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during closing arguments in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Jan Peter Meister indicted for threatening to kill Adam Schiff

An Arizona man was indicted in October for threatening to kill Rep. Adam B. Schiff in an expletive-laden voicemail left with the California Democrat's Washington office, according to recently unsealed court documents. Published February 4, 2020

In this Nov. 5, 2019, file photo, FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) ** FILE **

FBI Director Wray to testify Wednesday before House Judiciary Committee

FBI Director Christopher Wray will testify before the House Judiciary Committee this week about a scathing report from the Justice Department inspector general that found the bureau bungled its investigation into the ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, the panel announced Monday. Published February 3, 2020

The FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, is a hostile work environment, according to a class-action lawsuit that claims gender discrimination and sexual harassment. (Associated Press) **FILE**

17th woman joins FBI sexual harassment lawsuit

A female FBI trainee who was dismissed from the bureau's Quantico, Virginia, training academy has become the 17th woman to claim rampant sexual harassment at the facility, according to a court filing Monday. Published February 3, 2020

Bitcoin is classified by the U.S. as a taxable asset similar to a house or boat. (Associated Press/File)

U.S. marshals to auction off $37M in bitcoins

The U.S. Marshals Service later this month will auction off more than $37 million worth of bitcoins seized during legal investigations, the government agency announced Monday. Published February 3, 2020

President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2019. (Associated Press) **FILE**

DEA to open Ukraine office: Report

The Drug Enforcement Administration intends to open a representative office in Ukraine, a local news outlet reported Thursday. Published January 30, 2020

In this Nov. 2, 2017, photo, Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, speaks with reporters following a day of questions from the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Carter Page files lawsuit against DNC, Perkins Coie over Steele dossier

Former Trump campaign figure Carter Page filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against the Democratic National Committee and the law firm Perkins Coie over the use of an unsubstantiated dossier that was used to obtain surveillance warrants against him. Published January 30, 2020

An example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly after a news conference about deaths from fentanyl exposure, at DEA Headquarters in Arlington Va. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Drug overdoses decline, but fentanyl-related deaths on the rise

Drug overdose deaths in the United States dropped slightly for the first time in three decades, but fatal overdoses linked to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl rose, according to a report released Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Published January 30, 2020

This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah and introduced as evidence at a trial shows fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone pills collected during an investigation. Accidental overdoses contribute to 90 percent of all U.S. opioid-related deaths. Rising use of illicitly manufactured and highly potent synthetic opioids including fentanyl has likely contributed to the unintentional death rate, which surged nine-fold between 2000 and 2017, the study found. (U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah via AP, File)

Judiciary Committee spars over banning fentanyl analogues

A House panel heard arguments Tuesday about the pros and cons of continuing the illegal status of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl, in an eyebrow-raising debate that pitted law enforcement officials against criminal justice reformers. Published January 28, 2020