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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 [email protected].

Articles by Jeff Mordock

In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

FBI raids offices of Trump attorney Michael Cohen

The FBI on Monday raided the office of Michael Cohen, President Trump's longtime personal attorney, provoking a bitter rebuke from the president that the special counsel's Russia probe had entered a "whole new level of unfairness." Published April 9, 2018

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Paul Manafort denied bail in D.C. case

The federal judge overseeing the D.C. case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort denied his request for bail Monday. Published April 9, 2018

Justice Department invites lawmakers to view 2016 election documents

As criticism mounted for its delay in providing documents to multiple congressional panels on FBI investigations of the 2016 presidential election, the Department of Justice has invited committee members to review the files at its headquarters. Published April 8, 2018

Screen capture of backpage.com from the afternoon of Friday, April 6, 2018, showing the classified site as seized by federal authorities.

FBI seizes classified site Backpage

The federal government has shut down Backpage.com and the homes of the Arizona-based owners of the controversial website repeatedly accused of facilitating and even promoting prostitution and sex trafficking. Published April 6, 2018

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Department of Justice shows a tattoo on a member of the Big Hazard gang on the east side of Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Justice) **FILE**

L.A. gang members to plead guilty to federal hate crime charges

Three East Los Angeles men Thursday agreed to plead guilty to federal hate crime charges in connection to the May 2014 firebombing of African-American residences at the Ramona Gardens Housing Development in Los Angeles, the Justice Department said. Published April 5, 2018

Julie Graves, a supporter of public access to Martin's Beach, displays a sign during a meeting of the State Lands Commission, in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. After negotiating for a year with the property owner, Vinod Khosla, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems Inc., in an attempt to find a solution to allow the public access to the beach, the commission decided to begin exploring whether to use eminent domain to seize the property. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Trump administration sues California over federal land sales

The Trump administration has escalated its legal battle with California, announcing Monday the Justice Department has sued California over a state law that gives California the power to block the sale of federal land to private parties. Published April 2, 2018