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Carol Felsenthal: Valerie Jarrett Will Be With Obamas to the End

By    |   Tuesday, 11 November 2014 06:15 PM

President Barack Obama's closest adviser should be axed — but that will never happen, says Carol Felsenthal, a political blogger and author of a scathing piece in Politico Magazine titled "Fire Valerie Jarrett."

"She will be there when they turn off the lights and exit the White House. Definitely," Felsenthal said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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Calls for the dismissal of Jarrett are mounting following a report that claims she's been keeping a secret enemies list of those who may have questioned the president.

"Valerie Jarrett is not above keeping a s** list — or as hers was titled, a 'least constructive' list," said a profile in the New Republic by Noam Scheiber.

"She is a unique figure in the modern presidency.... She is the BFF not only of Barack but also of [first lady] Michelle and this gives her an unusual and really interesting kind of power," Felsenthal says.

"She has been at the side of Barack and Michelle Obama since a year before they were married in 1991."

The New Republic profile also describes Jarrett as having a "legion of detractors" as a result of the influence she is seen to wield with the Obamas.

She is accused by sources in the article of putting friends in positions of power to maintain her own influence, acting beyond her authority to make decisions, advising the president on issues beyond the scope of her role, and taking a place at the table of virtually all high-level meetings.

She is also portrayed as Obama's yes-woman and the cause of his detachment from critics.

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President Barack Obama's closest adviser should be axed — but that will never happen, says Carol Felsenthal, a political blogger and author of a scathing piece in Politico Magazine titled "Fire Valerie Jarrett."
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