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Former Obama administration adviser Van Jones in an event at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. Friday, April 20, 2012. (TheDC Video) Former Obama administration adviser Van Jones in an event at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. Friday, April 20, 2012. (TheDC Video)  

Van Jones: I was silent during BP spill because of Obama [VIDEO]

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

President Obama’s former green energy adviser, Van Jones, said that he — along with many environmental activists — stayed quiet about the 2010 BP oil spill because he did not want to embarrass President Obama.

Otherwise, Van Jones explained in the recently aired C-SPAN BookTV interview, he would have spoken out.

“We didn’t do it. You’ve never seen the environmental movement more quiet during an oil spill,” Jones admitted. ”I guarantee you, if John McCain had been president, with that oil spill, or George Bush had been president with that oil spill, I’d have been out there with a sign protesting. I didn’t, because of who the president was.”

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