Val & pal
Valerie & Michelle. Two peas in a pod. Valerie Jarrett, the woman once known as the first friend at the White House during the Obama regime, is still just that.
† The stats: Jarrett jetted to Las Vegas to celebrate her 61st birthday with her daughter, CNN legal analyst Laura Jarrett, former first lady Michelle Obama and a dozen friends — which included her former chief of staff, Tina Tchen.
† The stats: Sneed is told Jarrett was treated to a spectacular birthday cake emblazoned with fireworks and a private dinner at the Venetian until the wee morning hours.
† The chat: The next night, the two gal pals visited Elton John backstage at Caesars Palace. “Michelle arranged it,” a source said.
“Valerie is taking a break, writing a book, and is not altogether nixing the possibility of running for office in the future.
“But right now, she is settling into a new life,” the source added.
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