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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 Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, then-White House Counsel Don McGahn listens as Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Don McGahn subpoena made moot by impeachment: Justice Dept.

Democrats' legal battle to compel testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn is likely moot now that President Trump has been impeached, the Justice Department told a federal court Thursday. Published December 19, 2019

Carter Page, an adviser to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks at the graduation ceremony for the New Economic School in Moscow on July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) **FILE**

FISA court raps FBI’s faulty affidavits for Trump wiretaps: ‘Serious misconduct’

In a rare order, the chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court condemned the FBI on Tuesday for misleading the court in its application to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, saying the sheer number of problems with the petition raises questions about other filings by the law enforcement agency. Published December 17, 2019

Former Deputy Trump campaign aide Rick Gates arrives to the federal court in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Rick Gates sentenced to 45 days in prison; 36 months probation

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates received 45 days in prison from a federal judge Tuesday, the latest in a string of underwhelming sentences handed down in the Mueller probe that has cost taxpayers roughly $32 million and brought no Russia collusion-related convictions. Published December 17, 2019