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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

May 17 2018

Tillerson warns of U.S. ethical crisis, in apparent swipe at Trump

WASHINGTON In an apparent swipe at U.S. President Donald Trump, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday decried what he called "a growing crisis in ethics and integrity" in American public life. | Video

May 10 2018

Trump's Iran move reminds some of run-up to Iraq war

WASHINGTON Fifteen years after invading Iraq over weapons of mass destruction and ties to al Qaeda that both proved non-existent, the United States is again steering toward a possible confrontation with a Middle East power for suspected work on nuclear weapons and support for terrorism.

May 10 2018

Trump's Iran move reminds some of run-up to Iraq war

WASHINGTON Fifteen years after invading Iraq over weapons of mass destruction and ties to al Qaeda that both proved non-existent, the United States is again steering towards a possible confrontation with a Middle East power for suspected work on nuclear weapons and support for terrorism.

May 08 2018

Pentagon's Cyber Command gets upgraded status, new leader

FORT MEADE, Md. The Pentagon's cyber warfare unit received an elevated status and a new commander on Friday, signaling the growing importance of digital combat as the United States grapples with sophisticated hacking by Russia, China and other actors.

Apr 27 2018

Russia ran U.S. election interference, no Trump collusion: panel Republicans

WASHINGTON Russia ran an information warfare campaign to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but there is no evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow, Republicans on a congressional panel said in a report released on Friday. | Video

Apr 20 2018

Internal review cleared Trump's CIA pick in videotape destruction

WASHINGTON An internal CIA review in 2011 cleared U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to head the agency, Gina Haspel, of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes depicting the harsh interrogation of an al Qaeda suspect, according to a memorandum that the CIA declassified and released on Friday.

Apr 11 2018

In call with Saudi king, Trump demanded quick end to Gulf rift: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON In a telephone call this month with Saudi Arabia's King Salman, President Donald Trump demanded that the kingdom and its Arab partners quickly end a nearly year-old dispute with Qatar that has left U.S. allies in the region fractured, according to two U.S. officials briefed on the conversation.

Apr 11 2018

In call with Saudi king, Trump demanded quick end to Gulf rift - U.S. officials

WASHINGTON, April 11 In a phone call this month with Saudi Arabia's King Salman, U.S. President Donald Trump demanded that the kingdom and its Arab partners quickly end a nearly year-old dispute with Qatar that has left U.S. allies in the region fractured, according to two U.S. officials briefed on the conversation.

Apr 10 2018

FBI raids offices, home of Trump's personal lawyer: sources

WASHINGTON The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday raided the offices and home of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, law enforcement sources said, in a dramatic new development in a series of probes involving close Trump associates. | Video

Apr 03 2018

White House postpones planned Trump summit with Gulf leaders: sources

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is postponing until September a summit with Gulf Arab leaders that had been planned for this spring amid an ongoing dispute between Qatar and other U.S. allies in the region, according to five U.S. officials.

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