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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

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Manafort asks U.S. court for release to attend New York funeral

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's indicted former campaign chairman, asked for court permission on Saturday for release from home confinement to attend the funeral of his father-in-law.

18 Feb 2018

U.S.-based Russian news outlet registers as foreign agent

U.S.-based Russian news outlet RIA Global LLC has registered as a foreign agent with the U.S. Justice Department, the fourth Russian-linked media company to do so since November under pressure from the U.S. government.

04 Jan 2018

Senator Gillibrand raises concerns about interim Manhattan U.S. attorney

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said on Thursday she opposed the possible nomination of Manhattan's interim top federal prosecutor, Geoffrey Berman, to permanently fill the post, citing concerns over his independence from President Donald Trump.

03 Jan 2018

U.S. Attorney General appoints 17 interim top prosecutors

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday appointed 17 current and former federal prosecutors as interim U.S. Attorneys in jurisdictions around the country, the Department of Justice said.

08 Dec 2017

Judge presiding over Michael Flynn criminal case is recused: court

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday.

02 Dec 2017

Exclusive - Mideast nuclear plan backers bragged of support of top Trump aide Flynn

WASHINGTON Backers of a U.S.-Russian plan to build nuclear reactors across the Middle East bragged after the U.S. election they had backing from Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn for a project that required lifting sanctions on Russia, documents reviewed by Reuters show.

02 Nov 2017

Two ex-Trump aides head to U.S. court on charges in Russia probe

WASHINGTON Paul Manafort, who served briefly as Donald Trump's election campaign manager, and business associate Rick Gates are expected to make their first appearances on Thursday before the U.S. judge overseeing a criminal case brought by a special counsel investigating campaign ties to Russia.

27 Oct 2017

Exclusive - While advising Trump in 2016, ex-CIA chief proposed plan to discredit Turkish cleric

WASHINGTON Former CIA director James Woolsey pitched a $10 million (7.59 million pounds) contract to two Turkish businessmen to help discredit a controversial U.S.-based cleric while Woolsey was an adviser to Donald Trump's election campaign, three people familiar with the proposal said.

18 Oct 2017

House Democrats seek documents on former Trump aide Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON U.S. Democratic lawmakers called on Wednesday for a congressional committee to issue subpoenas to the White House and three companies for documents about fired national security adviser Michael Flynn.

18 Oct 2017

House Democrats seek documents on former Trump aide Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 U.S. Democratic lawmakers called on Wednesday for a congressional committee to issue subpoenas to the White House and three companies for documents about fired national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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