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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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02 Dec 2017

Ex-U.S. NSA employee pleads guilty to taking classified documents

WASHINGTON A former U.S. National Security Agency employee pleaded guilty on Friday to illegally taking classified information outside the spy agency that an intelligence official said was later stolen from his home computer by Russian hackers.

01 Dec 2017

Trump considers plan to replace Tillerson with CIA chief: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is considering a plan to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whose relationship has been strained by the top U.S. diplomat's softer line on North Korea and other differences, senior administration officials said on Thursday. | Video

28 Nov 2017

Siemens, Trimble, Moody's breached by Chinese hackers, U.S. charges

PITTSBURGH, Pa./NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. prosecutors have charged three Chinese nationals affiliated with a cyber security company in China with hacking into Siemens AG, Trimble Inc and Moody's Analytics to steal business secrets. | Video

25 Nov 2017

Flynn could prove to be key asset in Mueller's U.S. campaign probe, sources say

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have halted communications with U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team, a potentially critical step in the probe into contacts between Trump's election campaign and Russia, sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

11 Nov 2017

Investigators probe Trump knowledge of campaign's Russia dealings: sources

WASHINGTON Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has questioned Sam Clovis, co-chairman of President Donald Trump's election campaign, to determine if Trump or top aides knew of the extent of the campaign team's contacts with Russia, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

02 Nov 2017

In meeting, Trump to push a reluctant Xi to rein in North Korea

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will further pressure Chinese President Xi Jinping in talks next week to take tougher measures against North Korea, as the United States compiles information for possible new sanctions on Chinese banks working with Pyongyang.

12 Oct 2017

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump finds himself under immense pressure as he considers de-certifying the international nuclear deal with Iran, a move that would ignore warnings from inside and outside his administration that to do so would risk undermining U.S. credibility.

12 Oct 2017

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump finds himself under immense pressure as he considers de-certifying the international nuclear deal with Iran, a move that would ignore warnings from inside and outside his administration that to do so would risk undermining U.S. credibility.

07 Oct 2017

Iran open to talks over its ballistic missile programme – sources

ANKARA/LONDON/WASHINGTON Iran has suggested to six world powers that it may be open to talks about its ballistic missile arsenal, seeking to reduce tension over the disputed programme, Iranian and Western officials familiar with the overtures told Reuters.  

21 Sep 2017

Trump, South Korea's Moon to meet amid tensions over North Korea

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will hold talks on North Korea's nuclear crisis on Thursday amid tensions over whether Trump's harsh rhetoric against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could lead to a miscalculation. | Video

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