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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.

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11:25pm GMT

In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally

WASHINGTON Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's ties with Russia found themselves on Friday with an unusual - and perhaps unwelcome - ally.

6:29am GMT

Sales of Trump properties suggestive of money-laundering - researcher

WASHINGTON Testimony to the U.S. Congress by the head of a political research firm indicates that the Trump Organization's sales of properties to Russian nationals may have involved money-laundering, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said on Thursday.

11 Jan 2018

'A mad scramble': How Trump tweet on Pakistan blindsided U.S. officials

WASHINGTON A surprise New Year's Day tweet by President Donald Trump in which he appeared to decree an end to U.S. aid for Pakistan, sent U.S. officials scrambling to suspend security assistance without even knowing how much aid they were freezing, four U.S. officials said. | Video

05 Jan 2018

U.S. suspends at least $900 million in security aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON The United States said on Thursday it was suspending at least $900 million (664.31 million pounds) in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups. | Video

27 Dec 2017

U.S. lawmakers question businessman at 2016 Trump Tower meeting - sources

WASHINGTON A Georgian-American businessman who met then-Miss Universe pageant owner Donald Trump in 2013, has been questioned by congressional investigators about whether he helped organise a meeting between Russians and Trump's eldest son during the 2016 election campaign, four sources familiar with the matter said.

15 Dec 2017

House committee questions head of Trump campaign data firm: sources

WASHINGTON Members of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Thursday interviewed the head of a data analysis firm to determine whether Donald Trump's election campaign team sought his help to find thousands of emails missing from Hillary Clinton's private server, three sources familiar with the session said.

08 Dec 2017

U.S. presses Russia to comply with nuclear missile treaty

WASHINGTON The United States is reviewing military options, including new intermediate-range cruise missile systems, in response to what it says is Russia's ongoing violation of a Cold War-era pact banning such missiles, the State Department said on Friday.

08 Dec 2017

Exclusive - U.S. spy chief orders changes in 'unmasking' policy

WASHINGTON The top U.S. intelligence official has ordered tighter restrictions on how the names of Americans kept secret in intelligence reports can be revealed during presidential transitions, according to documents seen by Reuters.

07 Dec 2017

'Good to go': Top Trump aide gave inaugural day ok to nuclear plan - congressman

WASHINGTON As President Donald Trump delivered his inaugural address on Capitol Hill in January, his incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn, sitting a few yards away, texted a former business partner that a nuclear power project that would require lifting sanctions on Russia was "good to go," a senior House Democrat said in a letter released on Wednesday.

07 Dec 2017

'Good to go': Top Trump aide gave inaugural day ok to nuclear plan - congressman

WASHINGTON As President Donald Trump delivered his inaugural address on Capitol Hill in January, his incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn, sitting a few yards away, texted a former business partner that a nuclear power project that would require lifting sanctions on Russia was "good to go," a senior House Democrat said in a letter released on Wednesday.

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