While giving Americans an exclusive peek inside the world of Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, NBC aired a picture of Jarrett inside a frame that included three figurines bowing before her, The Blaze reported Tuesday. According to The Blaze, the picture was captured by NBC's cameras and went unnoticed by most people.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely once told this writer that Obama doesn't use the rest room without Jarrett's permission. According to Gen. Vallely, much of what takes place in the White House can be tracked back to Jarrett, who has no real authority but "pulls all the strings."
Ed Klein’s new book, “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas,” says Jarrett is the most powerful presidential adviser since Harry Hopkins served Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Klein also said Jarrett has power that reaches “into the remotest corners of the federal government,” and also plays a key role in promulgating American foreign policy, The Blaze added.
According to Klein, Jarrett was more powerful than former Obama chiefs of staff Rahm Emanuel and William Daley. The book also says that Jarrett “moved permanently into a room in the family’s private quarters, referred to by the White House staff as 'the Residence.'”
Jarrett is also believed to have given the stand-down order in the Benghazi terror attack of Sept. 11, 2012. According to the Investor's Business Daily, it would not have been the first time she issued such an order.
In 2012, Richard Miniter wrote in his book, ”Leading From Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him," that Obama canceled a raid to kill terror mastermind Osama bin Laden three times at Jarrett's urging. According to Miniter, Obama canceled the raid in "January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March," David Martosko wrote at the Daily Caller.
The Blaze acknowledged the frame with the figurines could "just be an inside joke or a white elephant gift for all we know." In an update, Jonathon M. Seidl said that an Internet search revealed the frame with the bowing figurines can be purchased for $18.47 from AllModern.com.