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James Bamford

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Nov 02 2016

Commentary: Don't be so sure Russia hacked the Clinton emails

Last summer, cyber investigators plowing through the thousands of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee uncovered a clue.

Sep 20 2016

Commentary: How ‘Snowden’ the movie could help win a pardon for Snowden the man

The days leading up to last Friday’s release of director Oliver Stone’s "Snowden" looked like one long movie trailer.

Aug 24 2016

Commentary: Evidence points to another Snowden at the NSA

In the summer of 1972, state-of-the-art campaign spying consisted of amateur burglars, armed with duct tape and microphones, penetrating the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. Today, amateur burglars have been replaced by cyberspies, who penetrated the DNC armed with computers and sophisticated hacking tools.

Aug 09 2016

Commentary:The world's best cyber army doesn’t belong to Russia

National attention is focused on Russian eavesdroppers’ possible targeting of U.S. presidential candidates and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Yet, leaked top-secret National Security Agency documents show that the Obama administration has long been involved in major bugging operations against the election campaigns — and the presidents — of even its closest allies.

Aug 27 2013

NSA: Listening to everyone - except oversight

For 35 years the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has been the judicial equivalent of a stellar black hole — everything goes in but nothing is allowed to escape.

Jun 12 2013

Column: Building America's secret surveillance state - James Bamford

"God we trust," goes an old National Security Agency joke. "All others we monitor.

Jun 12 2013

Column: Building America's secret surveillance state

"God we trust," goes an old National Security Agency joke. "All others we monitor.

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