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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

Jul 18 2018

U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent jailed pending trial

WASHINGTON A judge on Wednesday ordered an accused Russian agent jailed until her trial after U.S. prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and could flee the United States. | Video

Jul 18 2018

Judge denies Manafort's request to suppress evidence

WASHINGTON A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request by President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to suppress evidence seized by the FBI from his home as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into whether Trump's 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia.

Jul 17 2018

Woman arrested in Washington, accused of being Russian government agent

WASHINGTON A 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington, D.C., has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

Jun 28 2018

House Republicans shout down Rosenstein in tense hearing

WASHINGTON U.S. House Republican allies of President Donald Trump shouted and attacked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday, alleging he was improperly withholding documents related to the FBI's investigation of Trump's 2016 campaign. | Video

Jun 27 2018

Man charged with U.S. hate crimes after killing at Virginia rally

WASHINGTON A man who was charged with killing a counter-protester during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last year has also been charged by federal authorities with hate crimes and could face the death penalty, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday. | Video

Jun 27 2018

Justice Department to distribute grants after legal spat over sanctuary policies

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it is starting to distribute public safety grants to municipalities after the funds were put on hold pending a legal dispute over cities' "sanctuary" policies that protect illegal immigrants from deportation.

Jun 27 2018

Compassionate release for dying prisoners underused: report

WASHINGTON When Lynn Atkinson knew her cancer-ridden brother had six months to live, she asked the Connecticut prison where he was serving a sentence for robbery if he could come home early to die.

Jun 26 2018

Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort loses bid to dismiss Virginia charges

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort was dealt a setback on Tuesday when a judge who had expressed some sympathy for Manafort's argument that a special counsel lacked the authority to prosecute him, refused to dismiss the case.

Jun 26 2018

Glass ceiling for female federal investigators: U.S. watchdog report

WASHINGTON Women are not getting hired or promoted at the same rate as men in the U.S. Justice Department's top law enforcement arms, leaving many female employees feeling they face routine gender discrimination in the workplace, the department's internal watchdog has found.

Jun 26 2018

Senators seek Trump backing for prison sentencing reform bill

WASHINGTON A bipartisan pair of U.S. Senators on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to back a bill that would reduce prison sentences for non-violent offenders, despite staunch opposition by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


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