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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 15 2018

Bannon met with special counsel investigators two days this week

WASHINGTON Former White House adviser Steve Bannon answered questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team for two days this week, but then frustrated lawmakers by remaining tight-lipped during testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

Feb 12 2018

Weinstein Co deal should include more funds for victims: New York AG

NEW YORK New York's attorney general said on Monday a deal for the Weinstein Company should include a bigger compensation fund for victims of ex-chairman Harvey Weinstein, speaking a day after the state's lawsuit scuttled a deal. | Video

Feb 07 2018

Rabobank agrees to pay $368 million over processing illicit funds

WASHINGTON Rabobank [RABO.UL] N.A., a California unit of the Dutch cooperative bank, agreed on Wednesday to pay over $368 million for processing funds likely tied to drug trafficking and other illicit activity and pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to obstruct regulatory oversight.

Jan 26 2018

White House counsel was 'fed up' with Trump: source

White House Counsel Donald McGahn threatened to quit last June because he was "fed up" after President Donald Trump insisted he take steps to remove the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Jan 17 2018

Trump ex-aide Bannon agrees to Mueller probe interview, avoiding grand jury

WASHINGTON Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has reached agreement with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators rather than appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. | Video

Jan 11 2018

Bannon to appear before Congress committee for Russia probe

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon will be interviewed next week by a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Jan 04 2018

Senator Gillibrand raises concerns about interim Manhattan U.S. attorney

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said on Thursday she opposed the possible nomination of Manhattan's interim top federal prosecutor, Geoffrey Berman, to permanently fill the post, citing concerns over his independence from President Donald Trump.

Jan 03 2018

U.S. Attorney General appoints 17 interim top prosecutors

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday appointed 17 current and former federal prosecutors as interim U.S. Attorneys in jurisdictions around the country, the Department of Justice said.

Dec 22 2017

U.S. experts resign from monitoring China’s ZTE Corp: sources

Two consulting firms hired to help the United States police ZTE Corp’s compliance with trade sanctions have resigned, according to four people familiar with the matter.

Dec 21 2017

Exclusive - U.S. experts resign from monitoring China's ZTE Corp: sources

Two consulting firms hired to help the United States police ZTE Corp’s compliance with trade sanctions have resigned, according to four people familiar with the matter.

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