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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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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.

20 Feb 2018

Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge

WASHINGTON U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion with Russia, unsealing a criminal charge against a lawyer for lying to Mueller's investigators. | Video

15 Feb 2018

U.S. tries to keep some Russia probe details secret despite Republican memo

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday fought in federal court to keep some minor details of its counterintelligence probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election under wraps, even after President Donald Trump had unwrapped them.

15 Feb 2018

Republican lawmaker clashes with Sessions over sentencing reform bill

WASHINGTON The top Republican lawmaker on the powerful U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee accused President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday of meddling with efforts to pass bipartisan legislation to reduce prison sentences for nonviolent offenders.

15 Feb 2018

Republican lawmaker clashes with Sessions over sentencing reform bill

WASHINGTON The top Republican lawmaker on the powerful U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee lashed out at fellow Republican Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, after Sessions slammed a bipartisan draft bill that would reduce prison sentences for non-violent offenders.

15 Feb 2018

U.S. attorney general opposes plan to reform prison sentencing

WASHINGTON Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday warned the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to not approve a draft criminal sentencing reform bill that he claims would reduce sentences for "a highly dangerous cohort of criminals."

13 Feb 2018

Trump administration revives support for new FBI headquarters

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration on Monday revived its support for construction of a new FBI headquarters, saying it planned to ask Congress in 2018 for the remaining $2.175 billion needed to help pay for it.

13 Feb 2018

Trump administration revives support for new FBI headquarters

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration on Monday revived its support for construction of a new FBI headquarters, saying it planned to ask Congress in 2018 for the remaining $2.175 billion needed to help pay for it.

12 Feb 2018

Justice Department charges 'straw purchaser' in Ohio police shooting

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it has charged an Ohio man with acting as a "straw purchaser" of a gun used by a man accused of shooting and killing two police officers on Saturday.

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