Listen to Rep. Jason Chaffetz on the Laura Ingraham Show
Congressman Jason Chaffetz R, shined a spotlight on the elusive, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who “seems to have her tentacles into every issue and every topic” at the White House.
The Utah congressman was pointing out how she has managed to hide under one rock during disastrous rollout of the ObamaCare insurance “exchanges” with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, who suggested that the botched website might have been the result of the administration hiring contractors close to the president’s reelection campaign.
People’s Pundit Daily, in detail, highlighted the cronyism and fact-checked the over $500 million of wasted taxpayer money, which the president shutdown the government over, despite knowing that the site didn’t even work.
Laura Ingraham said that “all roads lead back to” Jarrett, correctly identifying her involvement in “meetings as this thing was being formulated.”
“She seems to have her tentacles into every issue and every topic,” Chaffetz responded. “Her name ultimately always comes up.” The mainstream media has made a concerted effort to keep Valerie Jarrett hidden from public view. Even Democrat Pat Caddell, has consistently criticized the Obama administration over paying for Secret Service detail, because White House advisor’s — even senior advisors — have never received protection on the taxpayer dime.
Conservatives have cut back on expressing their suspicion about Jarrett’s role within President Obama’s inner circle. The former Chicago lawyer and businesswoman has been a top adviser to the president since his election in 2008, and once said that they would be “ready to rule on day one.”
Chaffetz said it was the “job, role, and responsibility of Congress” to investigate whoever it was in the Obama administration ordered contractors “how to do this and program this stuff.”
Chaffetz is a member of the House Oversight Committee, which on Friday threatened to subpoena the Department of Health and Human Services over requests for documents about problems with the ObamaCare website.
The administration has said it will comply with Chairman Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) subpoena, but said it would take time to respond to the broad requests for information.