It doesn’t appear, at least in the short term, that President Obama has any plans to stay quiet during the Trump administration. Reports are currently circulating that Obama, with the help of his former key White House adviser, is setting up a “nerve center” to coordinate and help push the Trump resistance agenda.

The UK Daily Mail offers this report:

Barack Obama is turning his new home in the posh Kalorama section of the nation’s capital – just two miles away from the White House – into the nerve center of the mounting insurgency against his successor, President Donald J. Trump.

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.

And Obama is being aided in his political crusade by his longtime consigliere, Valerie Jarrett, who has moved into the 8,200-square-foot, $5.3-million Kaloroma mansion with the former president and Michelle Obama, long time best friends.

Jarrett played a vital – if at times low-key – role in the Obama presidency. She lived in the White House, dined with the Obamas, and help shape his domestic and foreign policies.

Some are calling the veracity of this report into question, especially parts about whether Valerie Jarrett is actually moving into the home, or merely maintaining an office in one of the many, many rooms.

The fact-finding website Snopes took a shot at explaining the story:

Kevin Lewis, Barack Obama’s post-presidency spokesman, called the story “absurd” and devoid of facts, stating to us that Jarrett was neither moving in with the Obamas nor launching a political movement intended to oust President Trump from office.

It’s unclear what the former president’s post-White House level of political involvement might be, but he has made comments suggesting he will be involved with the nation’s political scene in some way. His former Attorney General, Eric Holder, told reporters that Barack Obama is “ready to roll” with the newly-formed National Democratic Redistricting Committee, an organization Holder chairs, to address what they term a “massive structural disadvantage” Democrats currently experience in Congress due to electoral district gerrymandering.

I would suspect that the report is at least partially true, that President Obama is likely working behind the scenes to protect some of his legacy and his agenda from being re-written by the Trump administration. We already know that Obama staffers in the White House were working hard to push the narrative that Russia “hacked” the election.

It’s entirely plausible that this type of work will continue, being somewhat directed by President Obama, with the hopes of snarling the new administration in scandal and slowing down Trump’s aggressive dismantling of the last eight years.

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  1. The word, “directing,” is way overstated. Democrats are never “directed,” when it comes to issues. That’s why it took two full years to pass the ACA, even with total control. They’re like herding cats.

    There’s plenty of frustration on the left, because, while Trump has had some photo ops of appearing even handed, he hasn’t done anything of substance that is not an attack on liberal ideals.

    • True in some ways. But there is nothing better for Dem unification than fighting everything that Trump does. Obama will operate in his post-presidential period the same way he did while president. He will appear as moderate leaning in public, while pushing hard left policies and appointing hard left people behind the scenes.

  2. Obama can’t be a regular “former president”.

    No. He has to continue his Community Organizer Saul Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” Socialist/Communist activist ways. He’s a hard-core true believer. I’m sure Lucifer himself is smiling right about now*.

    *Saul Alinsky dedicated his book “Rules for Radicals” to Lucifer.

  3. Goethe – Dems all stick together like glue!!! They are kinda of leaderless at present so you have your “herd of cats” and a few constant themes, all with the constant “impeach Trump”.
    Dems live in their own Socialist world.They would freak if they got their way and we really did start to look like a European Socialist nation, rewrite the Constitution (& BofR). Throw in an IMAM dominant

  4. [Didn’t finish] — Throw in IMAM’s assuming control and instilling Sharia.
    My Guess is if Libs really got what they think they want they would really freak. And ol’ Saul and Soros would be totally ecstatic.
    Goethe-unless you were just looking for a Liberal quote – why would you re-publish anything from Snopes! Like quoting Clinton News Network(CNN) or MSNBC
    So sad to see what was considered POTUS trying to destroy not only Trump but the U.S.

  5. As 6:03 am, Trump was still busy tweeting, saying that he had been wiretapped by President Obama. The President of the United States cannot order the eavesdropping of any U.S. citizen’s phone. The FBI said the allegation was false and ask the Justice Dept to do so also. Trump is destroying himself and our nation’s credibility. He has provoked our enemies, alienated our allies and given ISIS a decade’s worth of recruiting material.

    • you are full of crap Lib and yes B.O. did wiretap and Comey’s trying to cover his lying a$$. Were parties inverted the Dems would have already had a trial and the Ex-POTUS would already be in jail. Must be great to be blissful and blind!!!

      • Welcome back, you cantankerous, old coot! Living proof that only the good die young!

        Hey, seriously, it’s nice to hear from you.

        • Thank you Sir! You’d think going into my ninth year of Lymphoma/Leukemia they put me down but i guess i’ve still got a couple of years left – although these politics will probably cause a big, “It’s the big one Martha, I’m comin’ HOME
          As I said a couple of times I just check in once in awhile and maybe throw in a couple of cents. No sense though.
          I am surprised about Nate though, I assumed he knows better. I would expect you to throw in a Lib quote just to stir the pot.
          Take care!

          • Well, dude, you’re loved here, in spite of yourself!

            Good Sanford reference. Sad thing is, most of the kids here won’t get it.

      • Attempting to discredit another person with vile and crazy accusations is a cheap shot. What I wrote came from verifiable facts. Easy for anyone to check out. What you wrote appears to be from a blazing temper tantrum.

    • Hello, ISIS doesn’t need recruiting material. They’ve had all they’ve needed since Obama called them the jv team. Now that statement from Obama really fired them up, right?

      • The origin of the comment you misquoted and maligned is from the New Yorker’s profile of Barrack Obama by editor David Remnick on Jan. 27, 2014. The word ISIS was unused at that time.
        Wording from actual interview: Remnick: the flag of Al Qaeda is now flying in Fallujah, in Iraq, and among various rebel factions in Syria; Al Qaeda has asserted a presence in parts of Africa, too.”
        Obama responded: “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant”.

        And, if you will recall, President Obama sent a team of navy Seals to kill bin Laden and their mission was accomplished.

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