A new book details how environmental extremist and Occupy Wall Street enthusiast Van Jones may still be influencing President Barack Obama’s policy decisions.
It was reported that Jones, among other things, had supported convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, signed a 9/11 “truther” petition calling for an investigation into whether the Bush administration deliberately allowed the 9/11 attacks to occur, and had been involved in the pro-Mao Zedong group Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM.
At the time of his resignation, then-White House press secretary Robert Gibbs thanked Jones “for his service to the country,” but insisted Obama “doesn’t endorse” Jones’ radical beliefs.
Jones also continues to influence Obama administration policy through the Efficiency Cities Network, according to Klein. Though Jones isn’t officially a part of the ECN, Klein points to how the ECN is really a “partner group” of many of Jones’ organizations.
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