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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

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to the audience during her visit to the Qcells solar plant in Dalton, Ga. Thursday, April 6, 2023. (Olivia Ross/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Kamala Harris meeting with expelled lawmakers in Tennessee

Vice President Kamala Harris is planning to stop in Nashville, Tennessee, to meet with two Democratic state lawmakers expelled from the Republican-controlled General Assembly after participating in a gun-control protest in the chamber. Published April 7, 2023

Former President Donald Trump sits at the defense table with his defense team in a Manhattan court, Tuesday, April 4, 2023, in New York. Trump is set to appear in a New York City courtroom on charges related to falsifying business records in a hush money investigation, the first president ever to be charged with a crime. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Trump under arrest ahead of court arraignment

In a historic moment, former President Donald Trump became the first current or former commander in chief to be placed under arrest when he arrived at the Manhattan district attorney's office Tuesday. Published April 4, 2023

Ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, speaks during a hearing with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

House Republicans slam potential gag order in Trump case

The Republican chairmen of two House committees on Tuesday voiced their concerns that the judge overseeing former President Trump's criminal case may impose a gag order, calling it "unconstitutional." Published April 4, 2023

A protester holds placards outside Trump Tower in New York on Monday, April 3, 2023. Former President Donald Trump is expected to be booked and arraigned on Tuesday on charges arising from hush money payments during his 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

Trump attorney: ‘There will be no guilty plea’

Former President Trump's attorney Joe Tacopina on Tuesday said his client will not plead guilty when he appears in a Manhattan court for an arraignment on criminal charges. Published April 4, 2023

An NYPD officer blocks a street near Trump Tower, Monday, April 3, 2023 in New York. Former President Donald Trump is expected to travel to New York to face charges related to hush money payments. Trump is facing multiple charges of falsifying business records, including at least one felony offense, in the indictment handed up by a Manhattan grand jury. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Trump confirms NYC court appearance; calls for venue change

Former President Donald Trump on Monday confirmed that he will appear Tuesday in a Manhattan courtroom for his arraignment while echoing his attorneys' call for venue change if the criminal case against him goes to trial. Published April 3, 2023

In this screen grab from surveillance video tweeted by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, Audrey Elizabeth Hale points an assault-style weapon inside The Covenant School in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, March 27, 2023. The former student shot through the doors of the Christian elementary school and killed several children and adults before being killed by police. (Courtesy of Metropolitan Nashville Police Department via AP)

Nashville school shooter was transgender, had ‘manifesto,’ police say

A heavily armed woman killed three 9-year-olds and three adult staffers Monday at a private Christian school in Nashville before police shot her dead, in a rare mass shooting carried out by a female suspect. Police said shooter Audrey E. Hale, 28, a transgender person who identified as a male, was a former student at the school. Published March 27, 2023