Report: Valerie Jarrett Moves in With Obama to Set Up Anti-Trump 'Nerve Center'
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President Barack Obama's former top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett is moving in with him and will help with an "insurgency" against President Donald Trump, according to a new report.
The Daily Mail reports that the Obama team is setting up shop at the posh $5.3 million mansion in the Kalorama section of D.C., referring to it as a "nerve center."
According to the report:
Obama's goal, according to a close family friend, is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment.
Spurred on by Jarrett and Michelle, the ex-president has come to embrace his role as the leader of the opposition against Trump, whose policies he loathes and whose presidency he considers illegitimate.
Obama also maintains an office in D.C. as a post-presidency perk, but it cannot be used for political reasons.
Obama has stayed far from the spotlight since Trump's inauguration. His only public statement, issued through a spokesman, encouraged "citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard" following Trump's controversial travel ban last month.
Obama was said to be looking forward to relaxing, golfing and writing his memoirs but has now become increasingly concerned about the policies of the Trump administration.
The 44th president was seen vacationing in the British Virgin Islands, specifically kitesurfing with Virgin Group's Richard Branson.
The Mail report states that "Valerie convinced him that he didn't have any choice if he wanted to save his legacy."
The report comes on the heels of former Attorney General Eric Holder saying that Obama is ready to re-enter the political fray.
"It's coming. He's coming. And he’s ready to roll," Holder told reporters this week.
President Trump has repeatedly accused holdovers from Obama's administration of leaking classified information to the press.
A new report by the New York Times revealed that the Obama administration rushed in its final days to preserve intelligence related to the Trump campaign's possible contacts with Russian officials.
"American allies, including the British and the Dutch, had provided information describing meetings in European cities between Russian officials — and others close to Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin — and associates of President-elect Trump," the report stated.