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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

07 Dec 2017

WikiLeaks faces U.S. probes into its 2016 election role and CIA leaks -sources

WASHINGTON WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are facing multiple investigations by U.S. authorities, including three congressional probes and a federal criminal inquiry, sources familiar with the investigations said.

30 Nov 2017

Senate Democrat presses Trump campaign advisers for Russia contacts

WASHINGTON The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked four foreign policy advisers to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign for documents about their contacts with Russians and discussions about Russia.

28 Nov 2017

U.S. experts think North Korea could launch missile 'within days': government sources

WASHINGTON U.S. government experts think North Korea could conduct a new missile test within days, in what would be its first launch since it fired a missile over Japan in mid-September, two authoritative U.S. government sources said on Tuesday.

16 Nov 2017

Republicans press U.S.-Russia uranium deal probe despite no wrongdoing findings

WASHINGTON Republican lawmakers are pressing forward with an investigation into the 2010 sale of a Canadian uranium company, which owned 20 percent of U.S. uranium supplies, to a Russian government firm, despite five congressional inquiries having found no evidence of wrongdoing.

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.

10 Nov 2017

British official urges social media companies to block militant content

WASHINGTON Britain's top internal security official is pressing social media companies to devise automatic systems to spot and block violent militant messaging before it is posted on their networks.

10 Nov 2017

Trump, Clinton camps both offered slice of dossier firm's work - sources

WASHINGTON The same political research firm that prepared a dossier on Trump campaign ties to Russia had unrelated information on Clinton Foundation donors that a Russian lawyer obtained and offered to President Donald Trump's eldest son last year, three sources familiar with the matter said.

09 Nov 2017

House panel drops effort to force testimony on Trump 'dossier'

WASHINGTON A congressional panel on Wednesday dropped attempts to force the founder of a firm that hired a former British spy to compile a dossier of links between the 2016 Trump election campaign and Russia to testify under oath, a lawyer for the firm said.

08 Nov 2017

House Democrat calls GOP Clinton probe scheme to 'distract' from Russia inquiry

WASHINGTON The top Democrat on a House of Representatives committee accused its Republican leaders of launching a spurious investigation of Hillary Clinton to divert attention from inquiries on alleged links between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

03 Nov 2017

U.S. Senate Democrats demand that Sessions testify again on Russia

WASHINGTON Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Attorney General Jeff Sessions be recalled to testify on the Trump campaign's Russia contacts after the disclosure of an effort to set up a meeting between then-Republican candidate Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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