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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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Probe of FEMA chief referred to prosecutors: source

WASHINGTON A federal probe into whether the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, improperly used his government car to commute from Washington to his home in North Carolina has been referred to prosecutors for possible criminal charges, according to a person familiar with the matter.

1:11am BST

Trump orders more Russia-related probe documents to be declassified

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has directed the Justice Department to immediately declassify more information related to the investigation into possible election meddling by Russia, the White House said on Monday.

12:40am BST

Ex-Trump adviser Flynn could be sentenced as soon as Nov 28: filing

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, could be sentenced as soon as Nov. 28, according to a joint court filing by prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office and defense lawyers on Monday.

13 Sep 2018

Attorney general vows to fight nationwide court injunctions

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday vowed to fight back against federal courts that issue injunctions barring the federal government from implementing regulations nationwide, and accused federal judges of engaging in "judicial activism."

10 Sep 2018

U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent Butina kept in jail

WASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Monday firmly rejected a bid by accused Russian agent Maria Butina to be released from jail pending trial, calling her a "very real" flight risk, and granted a prosecution request for a gag order in the high-profile case.

10 Sep 2018

Accused Russian agent Butina to seek release from U.S. jail

WASHINGTON Accused Russian agent Maria Butina's lawyers were set to ask a U.S. judge on Monday to release her pending trial after prosecutors backed off their allegation that she had offered sex in exchange for a job at a special interest organization.

08 Sep 2018

Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison

WASHINGTON George Papadopoulos, a former aide to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison after pleading guilty last year to lying to federal agents investigating whether campaign members coordinated with Russia before the election. | Video

07 Sep 2018

Ex-Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos to be sentenced Friday for lying to FBI

WASHINGTON, Sept 7 George Papadopoulos, a former aide to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, will be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty last year to lying to federal agents investigating whether campaign members coordinated with Russia before the election.

06 Sep 2018

U.S. charges North Korean hacker in Sony, WannaCry cyberattacks

WASHINGTON The U.S. government on Thursday charged and sanctioned a North Korean man in the 2017 global WannaCry ransomware cyberattack and the 2014 cyberassault on Sony Corp , U.S. officials said. | Video

06 Sep 2018

REFILE-UPDATE 2-Collusion probe off limits in second Manafort trial, U.S. judge rules

WASHINGTON, Sept 5 The federal judge overseeing the second trial of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's one-time campaign chairman, ruled on Wednesday that a federal investigation of possible collusion between the campaign and Russia cannot be discussed during the trial.

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