In the parlance of the old Soviet Union, Valerie Jarrett is the “handler”, the agent put in place to insure the controlled agent is doing the bidding as it is passed down from higher up.
Now, there is more than enough reason to believe that Valerie Jarrett is acting not on the orders of some puppet master in Moscow, but in some center of power within the Islamic world. Consider the apparent favoritism shown the various facets of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Wahhabist variant form of Islam, a most “pure” and fundamentalist interpretation of the words of the Koran.
Explains a lot in my mind.
That has always been my take on her role.