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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 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

In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew accompanies Queen Elizabeth II to attend a church service at St Mary the Virgin, in Hillington, England. A U.S. prosecutor overseeing the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking investigation said Monday, Jan 27, 2020, that Britain's Prince Andrew has been uncooperative in the inquiry so far. Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein's New York mansion, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said prosecutors and the FBI had contacted Prince Andrew's lawyers and asked to interview him. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

Prince Andrew called uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein probe

Britain's Prince Andrew is refusing to cooperate with the Justice Department's Jeffrey Epstein investigation, despite saying he would cooperate fully with authorities, New York's top federal prosecutor said Monday. Published January 27, 2020

Mustafa al-Imam seen after his capture in October 2017.  (FBI via AP)

Mustafa al-Imam sentenced in Benghazi terror attack

A Libyan man who as a lookout for the Islamist militants who stormed the U.S. embassy in Benghazi in 2012 was sentenced to 19 and 1/2 years in a federal prison Thursday. Published January 23, 2020