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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

12 Jan 2018

Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks end to embassy stay

QUITO/LONDON Ecuador has given citizenship to Julian Assange as part of its efforts to allow the WikiLeaks founder to leave the country’s London embassy where he has been holed up for more than five years. | Video

06 Jan 2018

U.S. Senate's Trump-Russia probe not close to ending - top Democrat

WASHINGTON The Senate Intelligence Committee probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is nowhere near over, as lawmakers probe issues including a June 2016 meeting between top aides to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump and a Russian lawyer, the panel's top Democrat indicated on Friday.

06 Jan 2018

Republican Senators seek criminal probe of Trump 'dossier' author

WASHINGTON Two senior Republican U.S. Senators on Friday called for a criminal investigation into the former British spy who compiled a "dossier" in 2016 of allegations of financial and personal links between then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, his advisers and Russia.

04 Jan 2018

FBI chief, Deputy U.S. AG meet House Speaker on Trump-Russia probe: source

WASHINGTON Two top law enforcement officials met U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday to discuss demands by congressional supporters of President Donald Trump that the Justice Department hand over files relevant to investigations of possible Trump 2016 campaign ties to Russia, a source familiar with the meeting said.

04 Jan 2018

Public interest group sues U.S. Justice Dept for release of FBI messages

WASHINGTON A public interest group sued the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday, demanding a quicker response to a request for internal communications about a decision to show some reporters private text messages between two FBI officials who worked for special counsel Robert Mueller.

27 Dec 2017

U.S. lawmakers question businessman at 2016 Trump Tower meeting - sources

WASHINGTON A Georgian-American businessman who met then-Miss Universe pageant owner Donald Trump in 2013, has been questioned by congressional investigators about whether he helped organise a meeting between Russians and Trump's eldest son during the 2016 election campaign, four sources familiar with the matter said.

21 Dec 2017

Senators ask U.S. spy chief to do more against sexual harassment - letter

WASHINGTON The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the U.S. spy chief to step up efforts to counter sexual harassment in national security agencies after scores of women complained of inadequate protections, according to a letter by senators.

15 Dec 2017

House committee questions head of Trump campaign data firm: sources

WASHINGTON Members of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Thursday interviewed the head of a data analysis firm to determine whether Donald Trump's election campaign team sought his help to find thousands of emails missing from Hillary Clinton's private server, three sources familiar with the session said.

14 Dec 2017

Trump 'dossier' firm: Republicans leaked bank records in retaliation

WASHINGTON A firm that commissioned a "dossier" detailing links between then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign and Russia said in a court filing that Republicans leaked the company's banking data to the media for partisan political purposes.

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.

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