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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

US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Trump's two-day stay in Davos is a test of his ability to balance anger over being impeached with a desire to project leadership on the world stage. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

State attorneys general blast Trump impeachment

The Republican attorneys general of 21 states authored a scathing rebuke of the impeachment trial, urging senators to reject Democrats' charges against President Trump. Published January 22, 2020

In this March 4, 2019, file photo, the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building is seen in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) **FILE**

Outrage over David Kris muddies battle over secret FISA court

Republican anger over the selection of David Kris to oversee the FBI's plan to fix its shoddy processes for obtaining surveillance warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court could spill over into a battle over the future of the secret court. Published January 18, 2020

In this Sept. 25, 2019 photo, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson demonstrates an upgraded voting machine on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at the Indiana Statehouse office in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Davies) **FILE**

FBI unveils new election-security policy

The FBI will now notify state officials when local election systems are hacked, reversing course on much-maligned policy to only inform the victims of a cyberattack, the bureau said Thursday. Published January 16, 2020

In this Dec. 21, 2017 file photo, a woman walks past the Bitcoin ATM in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File) **FILE**

Congress urged to take aim at terrorist funding

A neo-Nazi organization received a donation of nearly 14.88 bitcoins or roughly $60,000 in the days following the 2017 white supremacist riots in Charlottesville, Virginia. Published January 15, 2020

In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington. In reversal, U.S. prosecutors no longer oppose prison time for Flynn. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Michael Flynn withdraws guilty plea

President Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn late Tuesday asked a court to let him withdraw his guilty plea for lying to the FBI in the Russia probe. Published January 14, 2020

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Milwaukee to attend a campaign rally, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Judge Trevor McFadden halts Trump tax return demand lawsuit

A federal judge Tuesday put on hold a lawsuit by House Democrats to obtain President Trump's tax returns, saying he would wait until an appeals court resolves a separate legal dispute relating to Congressional subpoenas. Published January 14, 2020

In this Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, a woman using a phone walks past Apple's logo near its retail outlet in Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Kathleen Jennings, Delaware’s Democratic state AG, backs Barr against Apple

A Democratic state attorney general Tuesday offered support for Attorney General William P. Barr's demand that Apple assist the Justice Department in unlocking the iPhones belonging to the Saudi Air Force cadet who killed three people last month in a terror attack at a Florida Navy base. Published January 14, 2020