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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

Jun 13 2018

Trump, Iran spar over oil prices ahead of OPEC meeting

WASHINGTON/LONDON U.S. President Donald Trump and Iran exchanged sharp words over oil prices on Wednesday, with Trump blaming OPEC for high oil prices and Tehran accusing him of stoking volatility after he withdrew last month from a global nuclear arms deal with Iran.

Jun 08 2018

Trump invites NHL champ Capitals to White House but not NBA winners

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged the Washington Capitals to come to the White House to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship, but said the winner of the National Basketball Association title would not be invited. | Video

May 24 2018

Trump urges a new 'structure' for U.S.-China trade deal

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has signaled a new direction in U.S.-China trade talks and said any deal would need "a different structure," fueling uncertainty over current negotiations. | Video

May 21 2018

Trade war fears ebb as U.S., China agree to continue talks

BEIJING/WASHINGTON Washington and Beijing both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped back from the brink of a global trade war and agreed to hold further talks to boost U.S. exports to China. | Video

May 17 2018

U.S. 'looking for a deal' with China on trade: White House adviser

(This version of the May 15th story corrects paragraph 18 to say "change" (not "rescind"). This error also occurred in earlier stories in the series)

May 09 2018

Daniels' attorney questions Trump lawyer dealings; firms defend payments

WASHINGTON An attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels said on Wednesday he has more evidence of ties between a Russian oligarch sanctioned by the United States and a payment to U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and questioned other companies' dealings with Cohen's firm. | Video

May 07 2018

Trump urges West Virginia to vote against former coal exec who went to prison

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday urged West Virginia voters to reject former coal executive Don Blankenship, who served time in prison after a mining accident, in the Republican primary, saying he will not be able to unseat incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Manchin.

May 03 2018

Trump says campaign funds were not used to pay adult-film star

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday his personal lawyer was paid back through a monthly retainer, not campaign funds, for the $130,000 given to adult-film star Stormy Daniels to stop "false and extortionist accusations" she made about a sexual encounter with him. | Video

May 03 2018

Trump claims immunity, asks court to toss foreign payments suit

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has again asked a U.S. court to dismiss a suit accusing him of flouting constitutional safeguards against corruption by refusing to separate himself from his business empire while in office, claiming "absolute immunity."

Apr 27 2018

U.S. judge dismisses Manafort's civil suit over Russia probe

WASHINGTON A federal judge on Friday dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort that objected to the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, saying his concerns could be addressed as part of the criminal proceedings.


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