Sarah N. Lynch

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

19 Oct 2017

Sessions refuses to discuss conversations with Trump on Russia

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused on Wednesday to answer lawmakers' questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump on Russia and denied lying to Congress about his own contacts with Russians during the 2016 election campaign. | Video

18 Oct 2017

U.S. indicts major Chinese traffickers for selling fentanyl online

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making illegal versions of fentanyl and selling the highly addictive drug to Americans over the internet and through international mail.

18 Oct 2017

Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

WASHINGTON The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump's pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after reports he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government's ability to crack down on opioid makers flooding the market with the addictive painkillers.

18 Oct 2017

Justice Department to create post overseeing asset forfeiture program

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed the agency on Tuesday to hire an asset forfeiture oversight chief, just months after he reinstated a program shut down by the Obama administration that lets police seize cash from crime suspects.

17 Oct 2017

U.S. police deaths on duty spiked in 2016: FBI

WASHINGTON Sixty-six police officers were killed on the job by felons in 2016, up about 61 percent from 41 deaths a year ago, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday.

16 Oct 2017

Tillerson plays down tensions with Trump

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday minimized tensions with his boss, President Donald Trump, and brushed aside comments from an influential lawmaker, who compared Trump's undermining of his top diplomat to a public castration.

15 Oct 2017

U.S. diplomacy with North Korea to continue until 'first bomb drops': Tillerson

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Donald Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising tensions with North Korea, saying "those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops."

14 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Trump administration reduces support for prisoner halfway houses

WASHINGTON The administration of President Donald Trump has been quietly cutting support for halfway houses for federal prisoners, severing contracts with as many as 16 facilities in recent months, prompting concern that some inmates are being forced to stay behind bars longer than necessary.

13 Oct 2017

Four U.S. 'sanctuary cities' may be violating law - U.S. attorney general

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The U.S. Justice Department singled out four cities and a county on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law that says local governments cannot limit information sharing with U.S. immigration officials.

13 Oct 2017

U.S. Attorney General Sessions urges crackdown on asylum policies

FALLS CHURCH, Va., U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday the policies that allow immigrants to seek asylum in the United States were broken and subject to "rampant abuse and fraud." | Video


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