Top adviser reveals President Obama's plans when he leaves the White House

Don't Expect to Hear Much From President Obama After He Leaves Office

President Obama has already said he'll be sticking around D.C. for a couple of years after he leaves the Oval Office. But even though the president is going to be living near Capitol Hill, he doesn't plan on staying involved in politics.

Valerie Jarrett told CBS, "He'll be a citizen just like everybody else, and he'll behave accordingly. Of that, I'm sure."

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Valerie Jarrett is Obama's senior adviser and longtime confidante. And during a "60 Minutes" interview, she said the president plans to step back from public life and politics after his term is up.

Obama's plans to stay in D.C. after he leaves office are uncommon — he'll be the first president to do so since Woodrow Wilson. He told a crowd of supporters in March that he'll be living in the capital for the sake of his daughter Sasha, who still has a few more years of high school left.

Most modern presidents have kept out of the spotlight after leaving office, allowing their successors to run the country without any interference. There's nothing preventing those presidents from jumping back into politics, though — particularly if a close relation happens to start running for president.

Still, Obama has been dropping some subtle hints that he might be ready to retire from politics for a while.

During a skit for the White House Correspondents' Dinner, former Speaker of the House John Boehner told Obama, "You can just be you for a while. If you know how to do that, if you know how to do that again."

Obama replied, "So I can just be me?"

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