Valerie Jarrett. The Real Power & Corruption Behind The Oval Office.
We have often heard Valerie Jarrett is the de-facto President. That might not be far from the truth.
Our team has been exhaustively researching this woman,...again.
We went back over notes, articles and saved links, as well digging deeper into new documents that we've gotten a hold of.
Valerie Jarret is very powerful.
I am hoping to keep our article brief, but there is an awful lot to share.
As you may know, Valerie Jarrett is Obama,'s closest cabinet member. That is no coincidence. She is one who helped get him where he is.
Sure, he knew all the street radicals, but it was Valerie who really got his foot in the door. Without her, he'd still be hustling votes for other "Made" Chicago politicians.
First we'll start with a little personal backround on Ms Jarrett, then we will lay out the sheer magnitude of the corruption that infests Chicago and has now taken hold in the White House itself.
Valerie Bowman Jarrett is an American who was born in Iran, to two American parents. She lived in Iran until the age of 5, then London for another year. The family moved to Chicago when Valerie was almost 7.
From Key Wiki: http://www.keywiki.org/ index.php/Valerie_Jarrett
"Jarrett received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1978 and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981. Jarrett went to the exclusive University of Chicago Lab School before transferring to her mother’s alma mater, Northfield Mt. Hermon, in western Massachusetts for the last two years of high school.
"After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, she went to work for Chicago’s first African-American mayor, Harold Washington, whose election many Sixties radicals attributed to themselves. After Washington’s death in 1987, she stayed on under his successor, Richard Daley. In City Hall, she and her colleague Susan Sher recruited Michelle Robinson, then engaged to Barack Obama, and Jarrett quickly melded her way into their lives.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Jarrett served as a Director of corporate and not for profit boards, including Chairman of the University of Chicago Medical Center Board of Trustees, and Vice Chair of the University of Chicago Board of Trustees. She was a Director of the Local Initiative Support Corporation, The Joyce Foundation, and a Trustee of the Museum of Science and Industry.
A former Deputy Corporation Counsel for Finance and Development under Harold Washington, Jarrett continued to work in the mayor's office into the 1990s.
In 1991, while Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard Daley, Jarrett hired Michelle Robinson, then engaged to Barack Obama.
Valerie Jarrett ran the finances for Obama’s 2004 Senate bid and served as treasurer of Obama's HOPEFUND.
Friendship with Marilyn Katz
Marilyn Katz worked with Students for a Democratic Society. She is a personal friend of Jarrett's. "
Ok. Now that you have some background, we are going to take you on an epic adventure. This adventure is the truth and I will corroroborate the facts with docs and links.
This adventure will take us beyond Chicago, beyond the White House , all the way to the mid East and back.
We will introduce you to some of the most corrupt operatives, foreign Billionaires and many more shady players and events.
Valerie Jarrett Not only worked for powerful Mayor, Harold Johnson, but she was also the daughter in law of another Powerful Chicago politician and Socialite, Vernon Jarrett, a full blown Communist/Progressive. I won't go into too much detail on him, but his Communist associations are well documented and easy to find.
After Washington left office, Valerie stayed on with the new Mayor, Daley.
Through these powerful men and her position inside the Chicago machine, Valerie soon en massed astounding power.
From Key Wiki:
"Jarrett became the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Habitat Company on January 31, 2007. She had served as Executive Vice President of Habitat for 12 years. Prior to that, Jarrett served for eight years in Chicago government as Deputy Corporation Counsel for Finance and Development, Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard M. Daley, and Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development. Before her city government service, Ms. Jarrett practiced law with two private law firms. From 1995 to 2003, Jarrett served as Chairman of the Chicago Transit Board. Jarrett also served as Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Stock Exchange from April 2004 through April 2007. She was a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago from January 2006 through April 2007.
Jarrett is the chief executive of The Habitat Company which managed Grove Parc Plaza from 2001 until this winter and co-managed an even larger subsidized complex in Chicago that was seized by the federal government in 2006, after city inspectors found widespread problems. Officials at Woodlawn Preservation say the government didn't give them enough money to properly maintain Grove Parc. Habitat's Jarrett declined to comment on Grove Parc in particular but said it is hard to manage something you don't own. However other Chicago developers and housing activists said that federal subsidies can be adequate if managed properly. They said Grove Parc stood apart for how badly it fell into disrepair."
Jarrett pretty much had the whole city under her control, by the time she was chosen to be in the White House as Obama's closest Cabinet member. (She was a consideration to take over Obama's vacated seat, but that got too scandalous for her to be associated with. She had to stay above the fray, so it wouldn't jeopardize the agenda.)
Jarret didn't join the Obama administration. The Obama's joined hers!
Jarrett hired Michelle. Then she hired Obama. Both young lawyers with connections of their own. They were already associated with the radical Community organizers, had the key placements in Sidley Law firm, via Bernadine Dohrn and were upwardly mobile in the Chicago system.
When Jarrett left Daley's office to go to the University of Chicago Medical center, Jarrett took Michelle with her, while Obama was to continue in the Daley administration. Obama was being groomed by them, while Jarrett was advancing herself and keeping Michelle close.
If you look at the departments inside the Mayors office, the placements in financial institution boards of directors and her own development corportations, you will understand just how powerful she really is.
Not a brick got laid, a grant awarded, a loan got approved, a subsity or a permit got issued in Chicago, unless Jarret controlled it.
Jarrett made sure she had lawyers at her beck and call, including the Obama's.
As a matter of fact, Jarrett partnered with another powerful Chicagoan, Allison Davis, in her development corporations..
Davis was well connected in his own right. He was the son of Allison Davis Sr., the late University of Chicago professor.
He was the senior partner of Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland , (Remember this firm, it will come up later.)
Davis was also appointed to Illinois State Board of Investment by Ill Gov Rod Blagojevich.
Together, Jarrett and Davis were a formidable team with a near monopoly on all Chicago development
Jarrett had bankers, lawyers, investors, and politicians at her beck and call.
Let's talk about some of the land development schemes that Jarrett and her corporations operate and some of the players she's connected to.
The Rezko Connection:
Judicial Watch, www.judicialwatch.org ," has obtained documents linking Valerie Jarrett , an advisor to Barack Obama and the co-chairman of the President-Elect’s transition team, to a series of real estate scandals, including several housing projects operated by convicted felon and Obama fundraiser/friend Antoin "Tony" Rezko.
According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Illinois Secretary of State, Valerie Jarrett served as a board member for several organizations that provided funding and support for Chicago housing projects operated by real estate developers and Obama financial backers Rezko and Allison Davis. (Davis is also Obama’s former boss.) Jarrett was a member of the Board of Directors for the Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation along with several Davis and Rezko associates, as well as the Fund for Community Redevelopment and Revitalization, an organization that worked with Rezko and Davis.
(According to press reports, housing projects operated by Davis and Rezko have been substandard and beset with code violations. The Chicago Sun Times reported that one Rezko-managed housing project was "riddled with problems — including squalid living conditions…lack of heat, squatters and drug dealers.")
As Chief Executive Officer of the Habitat Company Jarrett also managed a controversial housing project located in Obama’s former state senate district called Grove Parc Plaza. According to the Boston Globe the housing complex was considered "uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage…In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale — a score so bad the buildings now face demolition." Ms. Jarrett refused to comment to the Globe on the conditions of the complex.
"Like Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett is a product of the corrupt Chicago political machine. And it is no stretch to say that she was a slumlord," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "We have real concerns about Jarrett’s ethics. Washington already has plenty of corruption. We don’t need to import more of it from Chicago."
Let's talk about Grove Parc , Habitat, Lawnsdale & Woodlawn.
Jarrett is the chief executive of Habitat Co., which managed Grove Parc Plaza from 2001 until 2007 and co-managed an even larger subsidized complex in Chicago that was seized by the federal government in 2006, after city inspectors found widespread problems.
Allison Davis, a major fund-raiser for Obama's US Senate campaign and a former lead partner at Obama's former law firm. Davis, a developer, was involved in the creation of Grove Parc and has used government subsidies to rehabilitate more than 1,500 units in Chicago, including a North Side building cited by city inspectors last year after chronic plumbing failures resulted in raw sewage spilling into several apartments.
Antoin "Tony" Rezko, perhaps the most important fund-raiser for Obama's early political campaigns and a friend who helped the Obamas buy a home in 2005. Rezko's company used subsidies to rehabilitate more than 1,000 apartments, mostly in and around Obama's district, then refused to manage the units, leaving the buildings to decay to the point where many no longer were habitable.
Campaign finance records show that six prominent developers - including Jarrett, Davis, and Rezko - collectively contributed more than $175,000 to Obama's campaigns over the last decade and raised hundreds of thousands more from other donors. Rezko alone raised at least $200,000, by Obama's own accounting.
One of those contributors, Cecil Butler, controlled Lawndale Restoration, the largest subsidized complex in Chicago, which was seized by the government in 2006 after city inspectors found more than 1,800 code violations."
VIA: http:// www.brayincandy.com/ id168.html "Grove Parc Plaza was given $4 Mil to upgrade the 500 apartment structure. At that time it was given a failing HUD grade of 82 and 3 yrs and $4 Mil later was declared unlivable w/a grade of 13. It was declared unlivable due to fire damage, mice running in the halls and roofs collapsing.
they wouldn’t turn on the heat for the building during -20 degree temps. She was forced to turn on the heat after being sued by the courts.
One of her single payer type projects was the Lawndale Restoration. It was around 1200 apts in 95 buildings. Jarrett poured over $70 Million govt dollars into these buildings which lasted barely 10 yrs, before they were condemned by the Feds only to start over. This was supposed to be a private/public partnership when in reality it was a cash machine for corrupt politicians through Rezko’s money laundering machine.
For her outstanding work as a slum organizer in the Habitat Corp she made $300K/yr and another $550K in deferred compensation. She made an additional $350K as a member of a number of Boards spread around Chicago."
Enter Obama and Rezko: http:// www.noquarterusa.net/blog/ 3297/ boston-globe-expose-part-ii -barack-obama-d-slumlord-i s-aloof-oblivious-dangerou s/
Boston Globe Expose':
Barack Obama was among the many Chicago residents who shared Daley’s conviction that private companies would make better landlords than the Chicago Housing Authority ….
He once told the Chicago Tribune that he had briefly considered becoming a developer of affordable housing. But after graduating from Harvard Law School in 1991, he turned down a job with Tony Rezko’s development company, Rezmar , choosing instead to work at the civil rights law firm Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, then led by Allison Davis.
The firm represented a number of nonprofit companies that were partnering with private developers to build affordable housing with government subsidies ….
Obama translated that belief into legislative action as a state senator. In 2001, Obama and a Republican colleague, William Peterson, sponsored a successful bill that increased state subsidies for private developers. The law let developers designated by the state raise up to $26 million a year by selling tax credits to Illinois residents. For each $1 in credits purchased, the buyer was allowed to decrease his taxable income by 50 cents.
Obama also cosponsored the original version of a bill creating an annual fund to subsidize rents for extremely low-income tenants , although it did not pass until 2005, after he had left the state Senate.
“He was very passionate about the issues,” said Julie Dworkin of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, who worked with Obama on affordable housing issues. “He was someone we could go to and count on him to be there .”
The developers gave Obama their financial support. Jarrett, Davis, and Rezko all served on Obama’s campaign finance committee when he won a seat in the US Senate in 2004 .
Over the next nine years , Rezmar used more than $87 million in government grants, loans, and tax credits to renovate about 1,000 apartments in 30 Chicago buildings . Companies run by the partners also managed many of the buildings, collecting government rent subsidies.
Rezmar collected millions in development fees but fell behind on mortgage payments almost immediately . On its first project, the city government agreed to reduce the company’s monthly payments from almost $3,000 to less than $500.
As Obama ascended, Rezko became one of his largest fund-raisers. And in 2005, Rezko and his wife helped the Obamas purchase the house where they now live.
Eleven of Rezmar’s buildings were located in the district represented by Obama, containing 258 apartments. The building without heat in January 1997, the month Obama entered the state Senate, was in his district. So was Jones’s building with rats in the walls and Frizzell’s building that lacked insulation. And a redistricting after the 2000 Census added another 350 Rezmar apartments to the area represented by Obama.
But Obama has contended that he knew nothing about any problems in Rezmar’s buildings.
Allison Davis, Obama’s former law firm boss, dabbled in development for years while he worked primarily as a lawyer. He participated in the development of Grove Parc Plaza. And in 1996, Davis left his law firm to pursue a full-time career as an affordable housing developer, fueled by the subsidies from the Daley administration and aided, on occasion, by Obama himself.
Over roughly the past decade, Davis’s companies have received more than $100 million in subsidies to renovate and build more than 1,500 apartments in Chicago, according to a Chicago Sun-Times tally. In several cases, Davis partnered with Tony Rezko. In 1998 the two men created a limited partnership to build an apartment building for seniors on Chicago’s South Side. Obama wrote letters on state Senate stationery supporting city and state loans for the project." (Remember, Allison Davis is Jarret's partner and he's Former Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland.)
Obama always had an interest in public housing. In fact, Rezko recruited Obama when Obama was a student at Harvard Law in order to serve in some capacity in Rezko’s slum landlord enterprise.
Obama as a state legislator passed and authored bills to provide tax credits and other incentives for private companies to transform public housing into private-public partnerships that would yield profit to investors such as Rezko, Allison Davis and Valerie Jarrett.
Mayor Richard Daley and Obama both participated in this effort.
Obama passed and authored these laws as Rezko’s tenements in his district were deteriorating.
Obama even wrote letters to City Commissioners in order to obtain more revenue for Rezko when residents of Rezko’s tenements were filing complaints, complaints Obama may or may not have received. As Obama states, “it is possible” his office received complaints from Rezko’s slum tenants. Obama wrote these letters for Rezko at a time when City Commissioners knew of the squalor plaguing Rezko’s slum landlord business.