Valerie Jarrett has been one of Obama’s closest advisers for years. She is also close friends with the first lady. In one of his final acts as president, Obama appointed Jarrett to a cushy board position. She probably had her pick of anything she wanted.
Valerie Jarrett and Susan Rice get parting gift from President Obama
With only 3 days left in his administration, President Obama gave a parting gift to longtime advisers Valerie Jarrett and Ambassador Susan Rice, naming both women to the prestigious Kennedy Center Board of Trustees:
Here are some related tweets:
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) January 17, 2017
President Obama appoints Valerie Jarrett and Susan Rice to board of trustees of John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. pic.twitter.com/W0rXKCVF7t
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) January 17, 2017
Today’s list bring to 101 the number of appointments to federal boards, councils, commissions and committees @POTUS has made since Jan 1.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 17, 2017
Some of the appointees were donors. Big surprise, huh?
Today in swamp draining: Obama gives huge Democratic donor Fred Eychaner a spot on the Board of Trustees of the Kennedy Center, per release.
— Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) November 21, 2016
Obama appoints five prominent Dem fundraisers / finance folks to the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees: pic.twitter.com/CUcfXWfBHQ
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) November 22, 2016
It must be nice to be one of the elites!