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Catching Up With Valerie Jarrett
Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 3, 2017 | Lynn Sweet

Posted on 04/03/2017 8:54:43 AM PDT by PBRCat

It’s now public on Monday: Jarrett, who has homes in Washington and Chicago, is working with the Chicago-based Obama Foundation in an advisory capacity. The foundation now has a branch office up and running in Washington — in the same building where former President Barack Obama has his official government post-presidential office.

Jarrett, I am told from one of her advisers, “will work with President Obama and the foundation leadership, including Chairman Martin Nesbitt and Chief Executive Officer David Simas, to help support the foundation team’s work as it develops the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago.”

To watch for: Jarrett’s adviser said she “plans to serve on additional corporate boards and pursue other business opportunities.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: ariel; arielinvestments; chicago; cronyism; jarrett; jarrettarticle; johnrogers; johnrogersjr; lobbying; obamafoundation; patronage; valjar; x44
Someday, I hope that the Federal prosecutors "catch up with Valerie Jarrett." The only place she ought to "serve" is the penitentiary.

"Manchurian Candidate" Obama's Soviet styled handler made a ton of money investing in government subsidized low income housing in Chicago (earning her the nickname of "Slumdog Millionaire) and lost a fortune when Obama failed to secure the 2016 Olympics for Chicago, which were to built on properties acquired by Jarrett and others.

This Arabic friendly Marxist has made great wealth off of public service on appointed boards. None of the entities every improved from her input.

1 posted on 04/03/2017 8:54:43 AM PDT by PBRCat
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The Chicago Sun Times is somewhere to the left of The Socialist Daily Worker.

2 posted on 04/03/2017 8:57:00 AM PDT by henkster
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I thought she was supposed to be working for the Kennedy Center?

3 posted on 04/03/2017 8:57:19 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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As to these “corporate opportunities”, I will be paying close attention, i.e. there will be boycotts lurking.

4 posted on 04/03/2017 8:59:09 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Gonzales! Come and Take It!)
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Jarrett, who has homes in Washington and Chicago...

I thought there was something a week or two back about her moving into the Obama house?

5 posted on 04/03/2017 9:01:17 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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6 posted on 04/03/2017 9:02:23 AM PDT by PLMerite (Lord, let me die fighting lions. Amen)
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"We been Farked."

7 posted on 04/03/2017 9:02:26 AM PDT by Liz
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Obama invites donors to the White House
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 5/19/16 | Lynn Sweet / FR posted by Nachum

WASHINGTON — A new study details how President Barack Obama has been inviting his Obama Foundation donors to events at the White House, a venue that obviously won’t be available to him to entertain mega contributors in a few months. The Obama Foundation, created on Jan. 31, 2014, has to date only 39 contributors, with the money coming either from individuals or foundations controlled by Obama supporters.

The nonprofit, nonpartisan oversight Maplight Foundation found that 15 of the 39 have been to the White House for small meetings or events, fewer than 30 attendees, including everyone connected to a contribution of more than $100,000.

Most of the donors have been longtime political supporters and friends — or at least acquaintances of Obama — and have been in and out of the White House for years.

However, Maplight found that at an intimate White House dinner in January 2015 with actress Julia Roberts, the guests included two couples who had recently made jumbo contributions to the Chicago-based foundation.

And as 2015 progressed, one of the couples at the dinner kicked in even more, the foundation IRS report released last Friday reveals.

Among those at the January 2015 dinner were Mark Gallogly, the managing partner of Centerbridge Partners, an investment firm, and his wife, Lise Strickler. At that point, the New York couple had donated $340,000 to the foundation.

By the end of 2015, they put in an additional $330,000 for a total of $670,000. I checked to see what else was new: Gallogly and Strickler were invited to the State Dinner the Obamas hosted in March for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

In 2014, Tom Campion, owner of the Zumiez clothing chain and his wife, Sonya, gave the foundation $500,000. The Seattle couple found themselves at the Julia Roberts dinner along with folks who have also been longtime Obama backers. Another guest that evening was one of Obama’s favorite authors, Marilynne Summers Robinson.

The White House has said — and underscored this again on Wednesday at the daily briefing when asked about the Maplight report — that the Obamas are not fundraising for the foundation while in office. Well, no one is selling tickets to anything, that’s accurate. That’s not how fundraising at the mega level is done.

Obama will have to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to construct and endow his Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s South Side. Fundraising at the elite donor level is an art, a nuanced dance, especially for an institution that will exist in perpetuity.

Small dinners are not put on Obama’s daily guidance and schedule. On April 2, 2016, the White House volunteered that Obama and first lady Michelle hosted their first White House event for supporters of the Obama Foundation. That dinner was not a fundraiser, the White House said.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said: “What we have said about donors to the campaign also applies to donors at the foundation, and it’s simply this: Donating in support of the President’s foundation does not guarantee you a meeting with the President of the United States. It also doesn’t prevent you from getting a meeting with the President of the United States, and that’s the approach that we’ve taken, again, with regard to supporters of the President’s campaign, and it’s the approach that we’ve taken with regard to supporters of the President’s foundation.”

A lot of this is prospecting for the future.....M/M have Big plans to get-rich-quick ala the Clintons.


Every one of his official presidential actions, speeches, was to prime the pump for big buck donations to Obama's tax-free foundations (two that we know of). Valerie jots it all down....and's got another fund solicitation letter ready to go.


Valerie must be busy as a beaver....transcribing all of Obama's get-rich-quick presidential "words of wisdom" remarks into fund-raising letters for his tax-exempt foundations and billion dollar library.

Americans demand to see fund solicitation letters coming out of Obama's tax-exempt presidential foundations and his Chicago library fund.

Americans demand to see Valerie's emails, snail mails, land-line bills, cell phone bills, fed-ex bills, wire-transfer lists, postage bills, office supply bills, offshore account numbers, etc, etc, etc.

<><>Demand to see WH comments used to forward US policy being regurgitated in fund solicitation letters.

<><>Americans demand to know if US govt policy is being wrongly an effort to raise tax-free money for the money-hungry Obamas.

8 posted on 04/03/2017 9:05:08 AM PDT by Liz
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I didn’t think it was possible, but he’s even more repulsive as a private citizen than as President......

M/M O gonna do the Clinton Hustle. They have no intentions of working for a living. M/M O plan to get-rich-quick ala the Clintons.

EXCERPTED---In recent months, Clinton Foundation director, Donna Shalala, said foundation officials have offered advice for former President Obama and his wife, Michelle, on their own foundation, which will focus on national and international community building programs.

“They called and asked some questions,” Ms. Shalala said.



GET READY FOR ANOTHER POLITICAL MONEY-MAKING MACHINE ---The Obamas already have two Clintonesque get-rich-quick foundations (two that we know of)....the mission statements sounding suspiciously like the Clintons.


President Obama said, "the change we seek will take longer than one term or one presidency. Real change—big change—takes many years and requires each generation to embrace the obligations and opportunities that come with the title of Citizen. " (TRANSLATION: Me and Michelle want the money pouring in faster than we can spend it.)

FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT (cue laugh machine): The Obama Foundation will inspire the next generation of young leaders all over the world. It will convene the brightest minds with the newest ideas from across the political spectrum and draw strength from the rich diversity and vitality of Chicago, the city where the President and First Lady started a family and raised their daughters.

But most of all, the Foundation will ask all of us to take on big challenges and to believe that we can meet them together. Our history and President Obama’s legacy give us hope that even the most difficult change is possible, and the Foundation exists to carry on that great, unfinished project of renewal and global progress.”

Inform visitors about our civic rights and responsibilities and inspire citizens to get engaged.

Empower individuals who are leading change around the world, and help develop new ways to enable all citizens to take action.

Connect people from different communities and disciplines to create new approaches to solving our biggest challenges.

Translate new ideas into concrete actions that will have a measurable impact, enlisting partners across all sectors to scale what works.”

9 posted on 04/03/2017 9:06:39 AM PDT by Liz
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Nice little puff piece to soften the blow of what is to come? /whimsical thinking

10 posted on 04/03/2017 9:06:41 AM PDT by refreshed (But we preach Christ crucified... 1 Corinthians 1:23)
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In his final days in office:

<><> Obama appointed Valerie Jarrett and National Security Adviser Susan Rice to the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees

<><> Deputy Ntl Security Adviser Ben Rhodes was appointed to the tax-funded US Holocaust Memorial Council.

This trio can't live by do-goodism alone (smirk). We demand to know how many US govt checks this motley crew of incompetents hangers-on is cashing. (Payroll and pension checks.)

Its an old political trick to (a) pad pensions, and, (b) hand-pick people and put them on govt payrolls long after you think they're gone.

The trio's vouchers for reimbursement would also prove enlightening.



EVEN IN THE DC SWAMP Valerie Jarrett STILL Received
A $36K Annual Pension For Part-Time Chicago Transit job ^ | 2/17/2016 | Chuck Ross / FR Posted by rktman

Chicago is known for its L-train. But it's the gravy train that White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett prefers to ride.

In addition to the $173,922 Jarrett earns per annum as President Obama's senior adviser, she is also paid an annual pension of $35,660 for the eight years she served as chairman of the Chicago Transit Authority, according to a Chicago Sun Times investigation.

Jarrett was appointed to chairman of the agency - a part-time position - in 1995 by then-mayor Richard Daley, whose brother, William Daley, served as Obama's chief of staff. Jarrett served as the former mayor's deputy chief of staff and was appointed to numerous other positions during his term. (Excerpt) Read more at ...


Wonder how many transportation bonds were issued while Jarrett was at Chicago Transit? Her pension payout would pale against her hidden income from lucrative insider Chicago bond deals.

11 posted on 04/03/2017 9:08:30 AM PDT by Liz
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Ask this little screw worm when Obamba is coming back home?

12 posted on 04/03/2017 9:11:35 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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This Obama Foundation needs to be investigated.

13 posted on 04/03/2017 9:14:37 AM PDT by rdl6989
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This whole thing is looking in sync with Homeland, and vice versa. (Dar Adal is a real ###k).

14 posted on 04/03/2017 9:24:09 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (WE WON. GET OVER IT.)
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This whole thing is looking in sync with Homeland, and vice versa. (Dar Adal is a real ###k).

Yep, but they believed the polls and made the President a woman.

15 posted on 04/03/2017 9:27:24 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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(Dar Adal is a real ###k).

I saw him interviewed in a behind the scenes bit, he was saying how much he hated Trump, LOL

16 posted on 04/03/2017 9:28:41 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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ValJar cash flow & public trough

17 posted on 04/03/2017 10:21:27 AM PDT by ptsal
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Here is information about the real Valerie “Slumlord” Jarrett that Chicagoans have come to know and hate:

Don’t buy that the Obama Progressives care about the little people! They only want to rape, pillage, loot and control the poor.

18 posted on 04/03/2017 2:41:29 PM PDT by PBRCat
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No surprise there. The actor in that role gives me the creeps (F. Murray Abraham).

19 posted on 04/03/2017 4:07:21 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (WE WON. GET OVER IT.)
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