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November 5th, 2009
07:32 AM ET

Sr. WH Adviser Jarrett also Obama's close friend

So what's it like when one of your closest friends is also your boss – and the president of the United States?

That's life for Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Obama. Suzanne Malveaux has part four of our AM original series, "The Presidential Brain Trust."

soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Betty

    Well! Well! of course she is "so fond" of Obama, She has all the "qualities" to be where she is right now, she is black, and most of all another one of his radical friends, Time is going to prove just what this babe is all about. I will just sit back and watch the sorid truth to come out. Betty

    November 9, 2009 at 10:03 am |
  2. Sethc

    Close advisor, who is this woman, what does she do? Why is she so close to the president? This woman is an advisor, I have heard of her but don't know of her credentials.

    November 8, 2009 at 11:41 am |
  3. Bob

    Great job for a Great leader. A shame the Republican party whom controlled Congress and the White House for 6 years and did NOTHING on health care or much else in you exclude starting wars, if only they would stop fighting President Obama on EVERYTHING just because "it is there way" America would benefit greatly and President Obama would go down as one of the greatest of all time. I am saddenly that so many Republicans are so Greedy and mislead.

    November 8, 2009 at 11:26 am |
  4. Jeff

    I am awed by the level of ignorance that our President has surrounded himself with. It's actually amusing to watch Barack Husein Obama and his minions (including Jarrett) fly around the world apologizing for America. The truth is (and even the PC world knows it) that Obama and his wife are flat out racists and even worse they hate our country. Their goal is to divide us. George W. Bush looks pretty good right now.

    November 7, 2009 at 8:24 pm |
  5. Bruce From Cypress Texas

    As time goes by...we see the how focused President Bush was..on all these issues. Obama is much too indecisive!!!!! Obama will continue on his path...all he knows is community organizing!!! Nothing more. All of you people that voted for must now take ownership for what he is not doing!!!! One thing is for sure...its getting awfull dark in Washington!!!

    November 6, 2009 at 7:42 pm |
  6. Bruce From Cypress Texas

    Note to Pastor Dennis: If you really are a must complete your homework...prior to confirming your faith in someone such as Vallerie Jarrett. You must look beyond the surface...reasearch this person....You will see the light and know the way out from your darkness!!!!!

    November 6, 2009 at 7:14 pm |
  7. Bruce From Cypress Texas

    Eventually the truth will come to surface, about Valerie Jarrett, and her associations with people such as Bill Ayers, and Van Jones. Let's not forget the corruption through Habitat Corp. and Tony Rezko, as well as Chicago housing. Valerie Jarrett only cares about racial issues. Look at all the tax payer money going to the NEA, for propaganda art. Obama will be a one term President...mainly because the American people will be fed up with him at the end of his first term.

    November 6, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  8. Donny G.

    I'm guessing he didn't get advised before his speech yesterday. His intro before talking about the Fort Hood tragedy was 3 minutes long. REAL NICE!!!!

    November 6, 2009 at 3:31 pm |
  9. John

    If this is the so called brain trust that is running this country, then God help us. It is no wonder we are where we are with the economy. Oh yeah, I forgot, it was George Bush that caused it all. How many years will the WH blame everyone else and take no accountability for anything?

    November 6, 2009 at 9:15 am |
  10. Mitchell

    What another useless CNN "Puff Piece". Look at her past associates, her associations, the really questionable dealings she has been involved in, etc., etc., etc. Thank you CNN for another "white glove" favorible "follow the party line" report.

    November 6, 2009 at 8:55 am |
  11. Pastor Dennis

    Hmm..Kiran- I just got a 1379 score on the "Challenge" with YOU as my host. As far as Ms. Jarrett, she is doing a great job as WH advisor to the President. I hope that some form of the "public option" is passed, because there are many people that I know in the Chicago area that cannot afford health care the way that is presented (costs and features) currently. I thank you for being my host. PD

    November 6, 2009 at 7:36 am |