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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

16 Nov 2017

U.S. jury hears closing arguments in trial of alleged Benghazi attack organizer

WASHINGTON A jury heard closing arguments on Thursday in the federal government's case against Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is accused of conspiring to organise the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

15 Nov 2017

U.S. Justice Department eyes spring to release findings on FBI handling of Clinton email probe

WASHINGTON The internal watchdog at the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday he hopes to complete his review by early spring into whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation erred when it announced it was reopening its investigation into Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's emails ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

15 Nov 2017

Sessions changes statement about Trump campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged on Tuesday he was aware of contact between Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian intermediaries, again modifying a previous statement about the extent of connections to Moscow. | Video

14 Nov 2017

Democrats to question U.S. Attorney General on Russia meetings

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face a barrage of questions from Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday over whether he lied about communications between President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian representatives.

13 Nov 2017

Former intelligence officials say Trump is being manipulated by Putin

WASHINGTON Two former top U.S. intelligence officials said on Sunday they fear President Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Trump said he believed Putin was sincere in denying Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

09 Nov 2017

U.S. drug agency to toughen stance on illicit fentanyl analogues

WASHINGTON The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Thursday that it would classify illicit versions of the synthetic opioid fentanyl at the same level as heroin, allowing criminal prosecution of anyone who possesses, distributes or manufactures illicit versions of the drug.

08 Nov 2017

U.S. Justice Department mulls limits on overlapping corporate penalties

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department is exploring ways to prevent multiple law enforcement agencies from slapping companies with corporate penalties over the same underlying misconduct, a senior official said on Wednesday.

08 Nov 2017

U.S. Justice Dept. mulls limits on overlapping corporate penalties

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 The U.S. Justice Department is exploring ways to scale back the size of corporate penalties involving companies facing punishments from multiple law enforcement agencies over the same underlying misconduct, a senior official said on Wednesday.

08 Nov 2017

U.S. Justice Dept unseals charges in Rolls-Royce Holdings foreign bribery case

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department unsealed charges on Tuesday against five individuals for their alleged role in a scheme to pay bribes to foreign government officials to benefit Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc and help secure a contract to provide services for a major gas pipeline from Central Asia to China.

08 Nov 2017

Senator seeks explanation for career U.S. prosecutor's abrupt resignation

WASHINGTON A Democratic Senator said on Tuesday he wants answers from top Justice Department officials about why a career prosecutor was asked to resign days before a special counsel unveiled the first criminal charges in an investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election.

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