This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, July 1, 2015:  

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Valerie Jarrett

Dozens if not hundreds of books have been written about Barack Hussein Obama, including six authored by himself. His Wikipedia entry is 100 pages long. Movies have been made about the man. Historians will be writing about his presidency for years into the future.

But Judicial Watch (JW), in its brief summary of the files it received about Obama’s senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, may have revealed not only another Communist in the White House but one with possibly more influence over policy than the president himself.

Thanks to those files, informed citizens now know that Jarrett’s father, grandfather, and father-in-law all “had extensive ties to Communist associations and individuals.” Jarrett’s father, Dr. James Bowman, worked closely with a paid Soviet agent named Alfred Stern who fled the country after being charged with espionage. Bowman was also a member of the pro-Communist group the Association of Interns and Medical Students, which, according to the FBI “has long been a faithful follower of the Communist Party line.”

Those same informed citizens also now know that Jarrett’s maternal grandfather, Robert Taylor, had close ties to Stern while her father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, was a major Communist sympathizer in Chicago. For a period of time Vernon Jarrett was on the ’s Security Index as a potential Communist saboteur who was to be arrested immediately in the event of a conflict with the Soviet Union. Vernon Jarrett was assigned by the party the responsibility for writing anti-American for a Communist Party front in Chicago that would “disseminate the Communist Party line among [Chicago’s] middle class.”

Those citizens would also be confirmed in knowing that Frank Marshall Davis, Obama’s mentor, also had an extensive file listing his Communist affiliations and affections.

For someone whose Wiki entry is only 10 pages long, Jarrett has enormous influence in Obama’s White House. As Dr. Paul Kengor, a professor of political science at Grove City College and a long-time investigator of communist activities in the United States, put it:

Valerie Jarrett is President Obama’s single most important and influential adviser. No one else in the White House, or the entire administration, is as close to Obama.

She has been described as everything from his “right-hand woman” to like a sister and even a mother to Obama.

The New York Times says Jarrett is Obama’s “closest friend in the White House”, his “envoy,” his “emissary,” his “all- ambassador” and the “ultimate Obama insider.”  Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank says that Jarrett’s connection with Obama is “deep and personal” and that she is “the real center of Obama’s inner circle.”

Looking beyond just what the sent over to JW, however, reveals a vastly larger, deeper and darker background of Obama’s confidant, one who exercises largely unheralded influence over the president. While her Wiki entry is only 10 pages, her entry at Discover The Networks runs twice that, with much more telling, helpful, and chilling background on the revolutionary largely responsible for vast tracts of the Obama administration’s policies.

Jarrett’s mother, for example, was a co-founder of a ministry to young children called the Erikson Institute. The institute is currently funded with grants from left-wing foundations like the Joyce Foundation and the Woods Fund of Chicago. The institute’s board has been populated by hard-core leftists and communists like Tom Ayers (the father of lifelong Marxist Bill Ayers, another Obama insider), and Bill Ayers’ wife, revolutionary terrorist Bernardine Dohrn.

Also left unsaid by JW or by Wiki was that Jarrett’s grandfather, Robert Taylor, was involved with various Communist front groups such as American Peace Mobilization and the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee, along with Frank Marshall Davis.

Vernon Jarrett’s communist background was also far more extensive than that revealed by JW and its files. Vernon was the first nationally syndicated black columnist for the pro-Communist Chicago Defender, where he wrote columns praising the Communist poet Langston Hughes and hard-left Stalinists W.E.B. DuBois and Paul Robeson. Vernon also served as a leader in the Chicago chapter of American Youth for Democracy, the youth wing of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).

Professor Kengor summed it all up:

So imagine where we are today: Barack Obama, Frank Marshall Davis’ political godson, and Valerie Jarrett, daughter-in-law to Vernon Jarrett and granddaughter of Robert Taylor … are the two dominant figures in the White House.

To say that Jarrett has influence in the Obama administration vastly understates her importance. According to an article in New Republic in November 2014, “Jarrett holds a key vote on Cabinet picks … and has an outsized say on ambassadorships and judgeships … she has placed friends and former employees in important positions across the administration.”

By her own admission Jarrett holds massive sway over the Obamas: “We have a kind of mind meld. Chances are, what he wants to do is what I’d want to do … I kind of know what makes them who they are.”

That makes it easy for her to recruit a hard-core revolutionary Communist like Van Jones to become Obama’s czar in March 2009. She simply skipped altogether the usual vetting process, and Obama rubber-stamped her selection. Jarrett was ecstatic to have another Communist in the team:

We were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House. We were watching for him … for as long as he’s been active….

He lasted only until September 2009 when his blatant revolutionary background came to light which Jones said was the result of “a vicious smear campaign against me.” Jones is now exercising his skills as a senior fellow at the leftist Center for American Progress as well as a senior advisor at for All. He is also serving as a “distinguished” fellow at Princeton University and at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. That’s where Communists wind up, apparently, after they’ve been outed.

Jarrett’s influence over Obama extended to his overzealous remarks following the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Lewis Gates. She persuaded him to withdraw those remarks as they were rightfully perceived to be disrespectful to local police.

Her influence also extends to foreign affairs. Author Richard Miniter, writing in Leading from Behind, noted that Jarrett repeatedly urged Obama not to kill Osama bin Laden, resulting in the president cancelling that mission three separate times.

She also used her influence to reward her wealthy and influential friends. She actively promoted Solyndra, the California-based solar-panel company, in which George Kaiser, one of her wealthiest Chicago connections, just happened to have a 35 percent share. On Jarrett’s advice, Obama visited and publicly extolled the wonders of the company in 2010 even while its finances were unravelling. In September 2011 the company declared bankruptcy, leaving the US taxpayer holding the bag for $535 million in government-backed loans.

Her view of the proper role of government is vastly different from that of the Founders. She carefully outlined how government is to be used as a tool – a mechanism backed by force – to change society:

We have to give people a livelihood so they can provide for their families….


[President Obama’s] is a moral vision … based deeply in values and taking care of “the least of these.” And making sure that we are creating a country that’s a country for everybody, not just for the very, very wealthy.


We are working hard to lift people out of poverty and give them a better life, a footing, and that’s what government is supposed to do.

She also wields a sword of vengeance over anyone not going along with the plan. In November 2012, one of her staffers told a journalist about how she was going to wield that sword:

After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded; the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve.


There is going to be hell to pay.

She has also decided that Hillary Clinton cannot be allowed to take the White House in 2016. According to author and journalist Ed Klein, it was Jarrett who leaked the information about Hillary’s emails to the press, doing so “through people outside the administration, so the story couldn’t be traced back to her or the White House.” In addition, wrote Klein:

At Jarrett’s behest, the State Department was ordered to launch a series of investigations into Hillary’s conduct at Foggy Bottom, including the use of her expense account, the disbursement of funds, her contact with foreign leaders and her possible collusion with the Clinton Foundation. Six separate probes into Hillary’s performance have been going on at the State Department. I’m told that the email scandal was timed to come out just as Hillary was on the verge of formally announcing that she was running for president – and that there’s more to come….

With Obama’s approval, Valerie has been holding secret meetings with Martin O’Malley and Elizabeth Warren. She’s promised O’Malley and Warren the full support of the White house if they will challenge Hillary for the presidential nomination.

With all of this in mind, is it possible to conclude that not only is there more than one Communist in the White House, but one with even more influence than the president himself?



Judicial Watch: FBI Files Document Communism in Valerie Jarrett’s Family

Wikipedia’s Bio on Valerie Jarrett In depth background on Valerie Jarrett’s communist ties and influences Deeper background on the Erikson Institute

Bio on Paul Kengor Valerie Jarrett’s Influence on Obama

Bio on Dana Milbank

Bio on Van Jones

Amazon’s first page of books about Obama

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