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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

U.S. tries to keep some Russia probe details secret despite Republican memo

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday fought in federal court to keep some minor details of its counterintelligence probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election under wraps, even after President Donald Trump had unwrapped them.

Feb 15 2018

Republican lawmaker clashes with Sessions over sentencing reform bill

WASHINGTON The top Republican lawmaker on the powerful U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee accused President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday of meddling with efforts to pass bipartisan legislation to reduce prison sentences for nonviolent offenders.

Feb 15 2018

Republican lawmaker clashes with Sessions over sentencing reform bill

WASHINGTON The top Republican lawmaker on the powerful U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee lashed out at fellow Republican Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, after Sessions slammed a bipartisan draft bill that would reduce prison sentences for non-violent offenders.

Feb 14 2018

U.S. attorney general opposes plan to reform prison sentencing

WASHINGTON Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday warned the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to not approve a draft criminal sentencing reform bill that he claims would reduce sentences for "a highly dangerous cohort of criminals."

Feb 12 2018

Trump administration revives support for new FBI headquarters

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration on Monday revived its support for construction of a new FBI headquarters, saying it planned to ask Congress in 2018 for the remaining $2.175 billion needed to help pay for it.

Feb 12 2018

Justice Department charges 'straw purchaser' in Ohio police shooting

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it has charged an Ohio man with acting as a "straw purchaser" of a gun used by a man accused of shooting and killing two police officers on Saturday.

Feb 11 2018

Trump supports Kelly despite White House departures: aides

WASHINGTON White House advisers on Sunday tried to quash speculation that President Donald Trump may seek to replace Chief of Staff John Kelly over his handling of domestic abuse accusations against an aide who resigned last week. | Video

Feb 09 2018

As Trump attacks U.S. law enforcement, another top official quits

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department's third-ranking official, Rachel Brand, will resign and take a senior job at Walmart Inc , with sources familiar with her decision saying on Friday that she had grown increasingly uncomfortable with President Donald Trump's attacks on her department and the FBI. | Video

Feb 07 2018

Lawyers for Manafort co-defendant Gates seek to withdraw over rift: filing

WASHINGTON The legal team representing Richard Gates, a business associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, wants to stop representing him due to "irreconcilable differences," according to a court filing unsealed on Wednesday.

Feb 07 2018

Lawyers for Manafort co-defendant Gates seek to withdraw over rift - filing

WASHINGTON The legal team representing Richard Gates, a business associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, wants to stop representing him due to "irreconcilable differences," according to a court filing unsealed on Wednesday.

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