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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

18 May 2018

Exclusive - Special Counsel subpoenas another Stone aide in Russia probe: sources

WASHINGTON U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed a key assistant of long-time Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone, two people with knowledge of the matter said, the latest sign that Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election is increasingly focussing on Stone.

18 May 2018

Exclusive - Manafort's former son-in-law cuts plea deal, to cooperate with government: sources

NEW YORK The former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, has cut a plea deal with the Justice Department that requires him to cooperate with other criminal probes, two people with knowledge of the matter said.    | Video

09 May 2018

Stormy Daniels' lawyer says Russian firm's U.S. affiliate paid Trump attorney $500,000

NEW YORK An attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, was paid $500,000 by a company with ties to a Russian oligarch who was hit last month with U.S. sanctions to punish Moscow for activities that included suspected meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. | Video

19 Apr 2018

Ex-FBI deputy director faulted by Justice Dept. on media disclosure

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice's inspector general released a report on Friday concluding that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe misled investigators about a decision to break with the agency's standard policy and inform a journalist about a probe into the Clinton Foundation in 2016. | Video

05 Apr 2018

Exclusive - Pathologist challenges Philippine officials' view that U.S. cameraman committed suicide in jail

, An American cameraman and filmmaker who died in December in a jail in the Philippines suffered blunt-force trauma, and his body had markings inconsistent with the official account by Philippine authorities that he hanged himself, a private U.S. pathologist said. | Video

22 Mar 2018

New York City probes Kushner Cos buildings over possible 'illegal activity'

A New York City regulator is investigating 13 buildings controlled by a company formerly run by Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, over possible "illegal activity" related to work permits, according to public filings.

21 Mar 2018

Trump, deemed 'not above the law,' faces legal storm

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump faced legal challenges from women on two fronts on Tuesday as a defamation lawsuit brought by a former Apprentice TV show contestant moved forward and a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump sued to undo a confidentiality agreement. | Video

20 Mar 2018

Former Playboy model sues to break silence on alleged Trump affair

NEW YORK A former Playboy model who said she had an affair with President Donald Trump filed suit in California on Tuesday seeking release from a legal agreement requiring her to stay silent, becoming the second woman this month to contest arrangements not to disclose alleged extramarital relationships with Trump.

12 Mar 2018

Trump ex-aide Manafort's lawyer to seek dismissal of oligarch's lawsuit

The lawyer defending U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort against a Russian oligarch's allegations of fraud will seek to dismiss the case, he said on Monday.

12 Mar 2018

Trump ex-aide Manafort's lawyer to seek dismissal of oligarch's lawsuit

March 12 The lawyer defending U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort against a Russian oligarch's allegations of fraud will seek to dismiss the case, he said on Monday.

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