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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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Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

WASHINGTON A former senior official in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, and he is cooperating with a federal probe into Russia's role in the election. | Video

23 Feb 2018

Special counsel files new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

WASHINGTON The special counsel in the Russia probe filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last year. | Video

22 Feb 2018

U.S. judge in Russia probe orders sealed hearing in Gates case

WASHINGTON A U.S. judge has ordered a closed hearing for Friday in the Russia probe case of Rick Gates, a former campaign aide for President Donald Trump, according to a court filing on Thursday.

21 Feb 2018

New sealed charges brought in case against ex-Trump campaign manager

WASHINGTON New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against two of President Donald Trump's former campaign officials, a court record indicated on Wednesday.

15 Feb 2018

Bannon met with special counsel investigators two days this week

WASHINGTON Former White House adviser Steve Bannon answered questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team for two days this week, but then frustrated lawmakers by remaining tight-lipped during testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

12 Feb 2018

Weinstein Company deal should include more funds for victims - New York Attorney General

NEW YORK New York's attorney general said on Monday a deal for the Weinstein Company should include a bigger compensation fund for victims of ex-chairman Harvey Weinstein, speaking a day after the state's lawsuit scuttled a deal. | Video

07 Feb 2018

Rabobank agrees to pay $368 million over processing illicit funds

WASHINGTON Rabobank [RABO.UL] N.A., a California unit of the Dutch cooperative bank, agreed on Wednesday to pay over $368 million (265.17 million pounds) for processing funds likely tied to drug trafficking and other illicit activity and pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to obstruct regulatory oversight.

26 Jan 2018

White House counsel was 'fed up' with Trump - source

White House Counsel Donald McGahn threatened to quit last June because he was "fed up" after President Donald Trump insisted he take steps to remove the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

17 Jan 2018

Trump ex-aide Bannon agrees to Mueller probe interview, avoiding grand jury

WASHINGTON Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has reached agreement with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators rather than appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. | Video

11 Jan 2018

Bannon to appear before U.S. Congress committee for Russia probe

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon will be interviewed next week by a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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