Driving Ms. Jarrett

Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett enjoys full-time Secret Service detail, NYT reports

The Washington Free Beacon

A bombshell front-page story in Sunday’s New York Times investigates Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama and chair of the “White House council on women and girls,” according to her official biography.

Among the revelations included in the Times exposé: Jarrett is protected by a full-time Secret Service detail.

The White House refuses to disclose the number of agents or their cost, citing security concerns. But the appearance so worried some aides that two were dispatched to urge her to give the detail up.

She listened politely, one said, but the agents stayed.

The article describes Jarrett, heir to a Chicago real-estate fortune and a longtime fixer for former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley as well as for President Obama, as “the other power in the West Wing.”…

…Jarrett is identified by Times correspondent Jo Becker as the person responsible for such controversial policy decisions as the insurance mandate for contraceptives, abortifacients, and sterilization procedures contained in the Obama health care overhaul; the president’s questionable decisions to sue the state of Arizona for its immigration enforcement statute SB1020 and to allow Millennial illegal immigrants to apply for work permits without consequence…

The entire article is at The Washington Free Beacon.

H/T BackyardConservative, Me-chelle on Stage, a must-read article.


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