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.
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Most people didn’t think it was possible, but FBI Director James Comey – as is now known by everyone who hasn’t been locked down in a Zen monastery for the past four days – has just increased the craziness of this already loony and deeply depressing presidential election campaign.
We might as well get used to it: From now until Election Day, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is going to pound away in speeches and tweets about the Clinton Foundation and its criminal dealings with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
On Tuesday, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton got an almost-certain reprieve from the potential criminal prosecution that’s been hanging over her head since the news broke about her using a private email server for official business when she was secretary of state.
Who’s being called the bigger liar, Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump or Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton? Which of their reputed lies are more likely to keep the candidate out of the White House?
Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, who spent five nights in the slammer under a civil contempt order for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, was released because her deputies had begun issuing the licenses. Judge David L. Bunning has warned Davis not to interfere in the process from now on, but her lawyer says that she will not violate her conscience. Davis, as of now, has limited herself to praising God and her supporters. She went back at work on Monday.
We are not by any stretch talking Watergate here. But Clinton’s email scandal -- like many modern political scandals -- is being given Watergate-like treatment.