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Financier Eased Obama Aide’s Path From Government


President Obama’s former traveling assistant got financial assistance on his departure from government from a New York financier who is a top Obama fundraiser.

Reggie Love, Obama’s former “body man” and a former Duke basketball star who the President has referred to as his “little brother” left the White House last November, and is on track to receive his MBA this December from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

In the meantime, Love has received money, three sources told BuzzFeed, from Orin Kramer, the managing partner of Boston Provident and a leading Democratic fundraiser who has raised more than $2 million for Obama this cycle.

A source close to the money manager dismissed the assistance as a routine act of generosity. Kramer, who served in the Carter Administration, makes a practice of helping “young people transitioning out of government,” the person said.

But the move also sheds light on the cozy ties between some sectors of finance and Obama’s inner circle, and on the career help available to people leaving the highest levels of American government.

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