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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

9:53pm EDT

Trump defends ex-aide Manafort as jury ends second day of deliberations

ALEXANDRIA, Va. In a break with convention, President Donald Trump weighed in on a criminal trial as the jury considered a verdict on Friday, calling the tax and bank fraud case against Paul Manafort "very sad" and lauding his former campaign chairman as a "very good person." | Video

9:53pm EDT

Trump defends ex-aide Manafort jury ends second day of deliberations

ALEXANDRIA, Va. In a break with convention, President Donald Trump weighed in on a criminal trial as the jury considered a verdict on Friday, calling the tax and bank fraud case against Paul Manafort "very sad" and lauding his former campaign chairman as a "very good person." | Video

6:00am EDT

Jury to weigh Manafort fate for 2nd day after "reasonable doubt" surprise

Aug 17 The jury in the bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will deliberate for a second day on Friday after asking questions that prompted speculation that a verdict may not be imminent.

Aug 16 2018

Jury in Manafort trial asks U.S. judge about 'reasonable doubt'

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The jury in the bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations on Thursday without reaching a verdict but with several questions, including how to define "reasonable doubt."

Aug 16 2018

Jury to begin weighing U.S. charges against ex-Trump aide Manafort

Aug 16 A jury on Thursday will begin weighing the fate of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman standing trial on bank and tax fraud charges that could put him behind bars.

Aug 15 2018

UPDATE 5-Ex-Trump aide Manafort had 'huge dumpster of hidden money,' jury told

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug 15 Paul Manafort had "a huge dumpster of hidden money" abroad, a prosecutor said on Wednesday, urging a jury to convict U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chief on financial fraud charges based more on a paper trail of evidence than the testimony of a former protege.

Aug 15 2018

U.S. jury to hear closing arguments in Manafort case on Wednesday

Aug 15 Closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday in the U.S. government's case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is on trial on financial fraud charges.

Aug 14 2018

Ex-Trump aide Manafort's defense rests, case headed to jury

ALEXANDRIA, Va. Attorneys for Paul Manafort rested their case on Tuesday without calling any witnesses, including the former Trump campaign chairman himself, who told the judge he did not want to testify in his own defense against bank and tax fraud charges. | Video

Aug 13 2018

Manafort trial moves to defense as prosecutors wrap up

ALEXANDRIA, Va. U.S. prosecutors on Monday rested their case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after 10 days of testimony alleging how he evaded taxes and defrauded banks, with the defense set to decide on Tuesday if it will call any witnesses. | Video

Aug 13 2018

U.S. prosecutors to wrap up Manafort case, may soon go to jury

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug 13 U.S. prosecutors on Monday plan to wrap up their tax and bank fraud case against former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, making it likely the case will go to the jury by midweek if the defense decides not to call any witnesses.

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