Last September, CNN stealth-hired Laura Jarrett — the daughter of President Obama’s closest advisor and confidante, Valerie Jarrett. The news network only made the hire public in January. Hiring her is suspect for many reasons, but mostly because Laura Jarrett is not a journalist, and yet she is in charge of covering the Department of Justice.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
Jarrett has long wanted to work in television news, though being an objective reporter was not her original goal. She told Vanity Fair in a 2009 "Bright Young Things" profile that her chief ambition was to "work as a TV-news legal analyst." Her favorite cause was "promoting civil rights and social equality for women and minorities."
Jarrett worked as a private practice attorney prior to joining the news network, according to her CNN bio page. She has some experience with her beat, having defended "companies and individuals in government investigations brought by the Justice Department," as well as other government agencies. She does not, however, appear to have any journalism experience. Her last publishing stint came while she attended Harvard Law School.
The more familiar Jarrett, Valerie, is also in the news this week. Known by insiders as “the Obama whisperer” and his “liberal id,” Jarrett was considered the former president’s most influential aide. As HotAir notes, Jarrett earned the title “the Night Stalker” because she regularly followed Obama home from the West Wing at the end of the work day. Some even claimed she had her own room at the residence. She definitely, at one point, had her own Secret Service detail -- an indication that the Obamas kept her close.
Well, the Daily Mail ran a story — a rumor, really — that Jarrett has moved into the Obamas’ new home in D.C. and it will act as the nerve center for their planned insurgency against President Trump. People close to Obama deny the live-in allegation. However, there is no doubt this inner circle is working to undermine Trump and ultimately bring about his resignation or impeachment.
One thing’s for sure: whether Jarrett has her own room or not, they are set up to make a lot of noise for the new administration. With Jarrett’s daughter planted firmly at CNN covering the DoJ and the leftover Obama loyalists still embedded within the federal government, it’s a pretty good recipe for revenge.