Why does President Barack Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett have Secret Service protection?

It turns out that some of her colleagues inside the White House are skeptical that actual, specific threats resulted in Jarrett’s protection.

“While a high-profile White House official — especially an African-American woman, such as Jarrett — could legitimately be considered a more likely target than most, several West Wing officials I spoke to were dubious there had been any special threats against her,” writer Mark Leibovich reported in “This Town,” a new book on Washington.

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