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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

Feb 28 2018

Trump flays Sessions for 'disgraceful' decision, sparking new clash

WASHINGTON Long-simmering tensions between U.S. President Donald Trump and his attorney general erupted anew on Wednesday after Trump lambasted Jeff Sessions' decision on a surveillance abuse investigation as "DISGRACEFUL." | Video

Feb 23 2018

Pakistan could evict, rather than kill, militants: U.S. official

WASHINGTON Pakistan need not kill or capture militants such as members of the Haqqani network that use its territory to launch attacks in Afghanistan but could push them across the border instead, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

Feb 20 2018

Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge

WASHINGTON U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion with Russia, unsealing a criminal charge against a lawyer for lying to Mueller's investigators. | Video

Feb 19 2018

U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

WASHINGTON A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere. | Video

Feb 14 2018

Trump-Russia probe muddies House hearing on U.S. threat assessment: sources

WASHINGTON Republicans are resisting requests by Democrats for U.S. intelligence chiefs to present their annual global threat report to a congressional panel so they can avert a likely showdown with the head of the FBI over aspects of the Trump-Russia investigation, two Democratic sources said on Wednesday.

Feb 08 2018

Exclusive: U.S. not planning to contribute money at Iraq reconstruction conference - officials

WASHINGTON The United States does not plan to contribute any money at a conference in Kuwait next week to fund Iraq's reconstruction drive after the war against Islamic State forces, U.S. and Western officials said, a move critics say could deal a new blow to American standing internationally.

Feb 06 2018

U.S. senators concerned Trump's Afghanistan strategy will not succeed

WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic senators on Tuesday questioned whether President Donald Trump's strategy in Afghanistan will bring an end to the nation's longest war, which U.S. officials estimated will cost taxpayers more than $45 billion this year.

Feb 06 2018

U.S. could lift aid suspension if Pakistan takes steps: State Department

WASHINGTON The United States could consider ending a suspension of security assistance to Pakistan, if Islamabad takes "decisive and sustained" actions against militant groups in the country, the State Department's No. 2 official said on Tuesday.

Feb 05 2018

Republicans differ with Trump on whether memo undercuts Russia probe

WASHINGTON Several Republican lawmakers disagreed on Sunday with President Donald Trump's assertion that a memo released last week by the House Intelligence Committee vindicated him in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. | Video

Feb 01 2018

CIA Director Pompeo defends meetings with Russian spy chiefs

WASHINGTON U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday defended talks he had at CIA headquarters last week with Russian spy chiefs at a time of strained ties between Washington and Moscow and political squabbling over allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.


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