By now you’ve likely heard that Roseanne Barr, formerly of the hit TV comedy Roseanne — a reboot of her successful early 1990s program — was fired by ABC following a racial tweet aimed at top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.
There’s no reason to reprint the tweet here — it’s widely available online if you want to search for it. But suffice it to say it wasn’t a very prim and proper thing that Barr wrote. She has since apologized for it and, according to some reports, she tried to save her job and her show, but to no avail.
That said, most of the Pravda media came to Jarrett’s rescue, providing her with whatever forum she wanted to respond to Barr’s racism and bigoted comments. And she did, in typical fashion: She blamed POTUS Trump for ‘coarsening’ our political dialogue.
Tut-tut, Mr. Trump. Take that.
While Barr’s off-color joke was just that, off-color, it needs to be said that Jarrett was a formidable force in Obama’s presidency. He ran everything by her, several insiders have said. She spent the entire eight years in the White House, outlasting every one of Obama’s other senior advisers (some of whom “left” after they were known to have crossed her).
Democratic operatives noted that she had her own Secret Service detail — five-to-six agents at all times — which is unheard of for even senior aides.
As John Fund described her in National Review, “[T]he senior Obama adviser who has her own Secret Service detail and appears to exercise an inordinate amount of power behind the scenes.”
He noted further:
Jarrett, an old Chicago friend of both Barack and Michelle Obama, appears to exercise such extraordinary influence she is sometimes quietly referred to as “Rasputin” on Capitol Hill, a reference to the mystical monk who held sway over Russia’s Czar Nicholas as he increasingly lost touch with reality during World War I.
As one former Obama aide once told me: “Valerie is ‘She Who Must Not be Challenged.’”
So, it would stand to reason, say others, that she would have been involved from the outset in the “Spygate” operation to either entrap members of President Trump’s 2016 campaign, or undermine his administration after he took office.
“Unless we assume the FBI went completely rogue, it is inconceivable that the deployments of personnel to spy on the Trump campaign and make provocative contact with its lesser members could have occurred without the full knowledge and control of the occupants of the Oval Office,” wrote Daniel John Sobieski at The American Thinker last month. (Related: Did this central figure in the “Spygate” scandal just CLEAR Trump of Russian “collusion?”)
“I use the plural ‘occupants’ because while Barack Hussein Obama may have been nominally the president of the United States, at the heart of every one of these scandals and virtually every administration move was Valerie Jarrett, who arguably could be considered our first female president,” he noted further.
As for Spygate, there are two things to remember:
One, there is no way that anything like that would have happened without Obama’s direct involvement and approval. In a recent interview, former press secretary for President George W. Bush, Ari Fleischer, was asked if the president would have known if informants had been deployed to spy on a rival presidential campaign. His response: “I guarantee the answer is yes.”
Two, if the president ran all decisions by Jarrett, as several insiders have said, then she, too, would have been in on the decision to spy on the Trump campaign.
In a May interview on The Ingraham Angle with Laura Ingraham, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich noted that early on in the scandal it was revealed that “very senior officials” in the Obama administration were briefed on what was happening. That would include Jarrett.
“Presently, someone will figure out to ask what did Valerie Jarrett know and when did she know it?” Gingrich said.
Jarrett may not have deserved the tweet from Roseanne Barr. But let’s stop pretending that she’s some innocent bystander.
Read more about Barack Obama’s corrupt administration at Corruption.news.
J.D. Heyes is also editor-in-chief of The National Sentinel.
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