FBI files obtained by Judicial Watch reveal key Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett’s father, maternal grandfather, and father-in-law were hardcore communists.
Jarrett is a senior adviser to President Barack Obama; she has served in the White House during Obama’s entire tenure in office and has been a friend of the family since the early 1990’s.
In a statement released Monday, Judicial Watch reported:
Jarrett’s dad, pathologist and geneticist Dr. James Bowman, had extensive ties to Communist associations and individuals, his lengthy FBI file shows. In 1950 Bowman was in communication with a paid Soviet agent named Alfred Stern, who fled to Prague after getting charged with espionage. Bowman was also a member of a Communist-sympathizing group called the Association of Internes and Medical Students. After his discharge from the Army Medical Corps in 1955, Bowman moved to Iran to work, the FBI records show.
The Obama adviser’s father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, was also a communist according to FBI documents obtained by Judicial Watch. The agency considered him a potential Communist saboteur, who was to be arrested in the event of a war with the Soviet Union.
According to Judicial Watch, Jarrett herself is a “liberal extremist” who, like the president, had strong ties to Frank Marshall Davis — a member of the Communist Party with an extensive FBI file.
Obama wrote about his mentor “Frank” (Marshall Davis) in his best-selling memoir Dreams From My Father (2005). He mentioned him 22 times in the book by his first name, with various other references as well. The president wrote about a conversation he had with Davis in the late 70’s as the young man prepared to leave Hawaii to go to college on the Mainland.
Davis warned him that college professors would “train you to forget what it is that you already know. They’ll train you so good, you’ll start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that sh-t…”
Dr. Paul Kengor, professor and author of the book The Communist – Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor (2012), notes that Obama took out all overt references to Davis in his audio version of Dreams From My Father (which he narrated) as he prepared to run for president. Kengor writes that the future candidate for the highest office in the land “no doubt feared being tied too closely to a man who joined the Communist Party under Stalin and had been so radical that the federal government placed him on the Security Index [watchlist.]”
The Washington Post reported: “As Obama became a community organizer in college and later grappled with the challenges of race and poverty in Chicago, he visualized Davis and asked, ‘What would Frank do? What would Frank think?’ Kengor wrote.”
It would appear the association with Davis, likely affirmed by Valerie Jarrett (given her family lineage), did shape the president’s view of the role of government. The federal government has undergone its largest expansion since the heydays of the Great Society in the 1960s (and arguably the greatest increase in taxes in over a generation) with Obama at the helm.
Obama stated during his famous interchange with Joe the Plumber during the 2008 campaign regarding tax policy: “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
His words sound akin to “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need,” said by Karl Marx, a noted communist.
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