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Jeff Mordock

Jeff Mordock is the Justice Department 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 Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, law enforcement officials investigate an explosion at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn. Federal authorities said Tuesday, March 13, 2018, they have charged three men from rural central Illinois with the bombing of a Minnesota mosque last year and one of the men told an investigator the goal of the attack was to "scare" Muslims out of the United States. A statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Springfield, Illinois, says the men also are suspected in the attempted bombing of an abortion clinic in November. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP File)

Three indicted for bombing Minnesota mosque

Three Illinois men were indicted Thursday on federal civil rights and hate crime charges in connection with an August bombing at a Bloomington, Minnesota mosque, the Justice Department announced. Published June 21, 2018

Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Peter Strzok escorted out of FBI building

Anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok was escorted out of the bureau's headquarters Friday, one day after an explosive report by the Justice Department inspector said his behavior had hurt the venerable law agency's reputation for fairness. Published June 19, 2018

University of MIchigan logo, screen captured from a UM YouTube video celebrating the schools bicentennial. (YouTube)

Univ. of Michigan changes speech policies after DOJ lawsuit

The University of Michigan changed its speech policies on Tuesday, one day after the Trump administration weighed in on a federal lawsuit alleging the school unfairly trampled on student's First Amendment rights. Published June 12, 2018

Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

DOJ watchdog dings FBI for response to homegrown threats

A Justice Department watchdog on Tuesday chastised the FBI for its response to a threat posed by a homegrown violent extremist, saying the bureau needs to do more to track potential dangers when someone is held by another agency. Published June 12, 2018