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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 May 19, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after meeting with Senate Republicans at their weekly luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Donald Trump threatens to veto House FISA bill

President Trump on Wednesday vowed to veto legislation extending three Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act provisions, saying the law was abused to monitor members of his 2016 campaign. Published May 27, 2020

House Republican Minority Whip Steve Scalise is shown in this undated file photo. (Associated Press) **FILE**

House Republican leaders urge Democrats to pull FISA bill

Top House Republicans on Wednesday urged Democrats to pull the controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act bill, saying their challenge to the new proxy voting rules could ultimately invalidate it. Published May 27, 2020

FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks at a Heritage Foundation event on Section 702 of FISA on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf) ** FILE **

Donald Trump urges House Republicans to vote against FISA renewal

President Trump late Tuesday urged House Republicans to vote against the reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, saying Congress should not support it until a full investigation into how it was used to monitor members of his campaign is completed. Published May 27, 2020

In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Chinese national charged with trying to steal $20M in coronavirus relief funds

A Chinese national living in New York was charged Thursday with trying to steal more than $20 million in federal Paycheck Protection Programs loans, the biggest fraud case brought so far by federal prosecutors involving government loans to rescue small businesses impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Published May 21, 2020