Jimmy Kimmel has done it again and asked the UFO question to another high level politician. This time, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Clinton actually responded positively and said she will try to open UFO files.
Clinton’s campaign more than any other this election cycle has addressed the UFO question. In part due to Clinton’s campaign manager being an avid UFO enthusiast, but also because her husband, former president Bill Clinton, also has had an interest in UFOs.
Bill acknowledged his interest on Jimmy Kimmel Live during a visit to the show in 2014. He told Kimmel he had looked into UFOs and Area 51, but did not find anything. However, he said he does believe there is likely extraterrestrial life out there somewhere.
Recently, Hillary was reminded of this statement by a reporter with The Conway Daily Sun. Hillary responded that she would look into UFOs and Area 51. She stuck to this claim when asked about UFOs by Kimmel last night.
In an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show last night, Kimmel also brought up the comments made on his show by Bill. He said Bill told him he looked for the UFO files, but there was nothing there.
Hillary responded, “I am going to do it again.”
“I would like us to go into those files and hopefully make as much of that public as possible,” Clinton told Kimmel. “If there’s nothing there, let’s tell people there’s nothing there.”
To this, Kimmel asked what if there is something there.
Hillary replied, “If there is something there, unless it’s a threat to national security, I think we ought to share it with the public.”
Hillary also demonstrated some knowledge of recent developments in UFO research. After telling Kimmel she would look into UFOs again, she explained that there is a new name for UFOs.
She said it is “Unexplained Aerial Phenomenon (UAP).”
It is not too much of a surprise that she should be up to speed on the UFO topic, or at least have access to someone who is. Her campaign manager, John Podesta, called for the release of UFO files at a press conference in 2012. He has also been interviewed on the topic recently, and has been tweeting about UFOs, including tweets encouraging people to ask Hillary about them.
Hillary also has her own UFO history. During Bill’s presidency, Laurance Rockefeller, a billionaire philanthropist and friend of the Clintons, began his own research into the UFO phenomenon. He commissioned a report of which only a few copies were made. He sent this report to friends, including the Clintons, who he lobbied to look into the issue in an official manner. Documents obtained from the Clinton Library by UFO researcher Grant Cameron show that Hillary was the lead contact for Rockefeller on this issue. Amongst these documents is a picture of Hillary walking with Rockefeller on his ranch in Wyoming. She is holding a book about the possibility of extraterrestrial life.
An original copy of Rockefeller’s UFO briefing was scanned and posted, exclusively, here at OpenMinds.tv.
Many will assume Hillary is pandering to UFO believers with her comments to Kimmel. However, given the Clintons’ history in UFOs – or UAPs if you prefer – perhaps her team really is motivated to look into the topic more deeply.
After all, as Bill put it when asked about UFOs at a forum in Hong Kong in 2005, “I wouldn’t be the first president that underlings have lied to, or that career bureaucrats have waited out.”
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