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Obama advisor still frustrated by his inability to force UFO file disclosure

John Podesta has concluded his service as Counselor to President Barack Obama.

In January 2015, he announced that he would be stepping down from his White House position to work with Hillary Clinton on what many suspect to be a presidential campaign.

President Obama and John Podesta. (Credit: Center for American Progress Action Fund)

President Obama and John Podesta. (Credit: Center for American Progress Action Fund)

On Friday, February 13, Podesta posted on Twitter, “My last day as Counselor to President Obama. It’s been a tremendous privilege to serve a great President and the country for this last year.” But, more interesting is his Tweet that reveals his “biggest failure of 2014,” which he says was “not securing the disclosure of the UFO files.”

Podesta is a known sci-fi enthusiast and big fan of the TV show The X-Files. But his interest in the UFO subject goes beyond simple sci-fi TV show fandom.

He served as Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff, and was charged by the administration with the task of declassifying millions of government documents. Podesta even spoke at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC about the importance of declassifying UFO files. He stated, “It is time for the government to declassify records that are more than 25 years old, and to provide scientists with data that will assist in determining the real nature of this phenomenon.”

Although Podesta’s Twitter post about his inability to force UFO disclosure being his “biggest failure” was likely made in jest, he remains a proponent of government disclosure. After trying with Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, maybe he’ll have more luck under Hillary’s administration.

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  1. avatar

    Hillary? Oh please god no! Why the obsession with Bush/Clinton dynasties?? Although I could see Hillary and Co. staging an alien attack/invasion. Certainly wouldn’t put that sort of thing past her.

    If you honestly want the truth out there, your best bet is with a Libertarian candidate.

  2. avatar

    Steve Bassett correctly predicted this event (and more to come):
    From Friday 03 May 2013, Citizen Hearing on Disclosure:
    Buchman: Gentlemen, while you were speaking I went to www. whitehouse. gov where there remains this statement:
    “The United States government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.”
    Buchman: I assume that if I would ask the gentlemen and women of this committee to vote on whether they would agree with that statement as a premise on which to base their future lives that answer would be, “No.”
    Buchman: Is there anybody in this room who would support that statement? Here’s your opportunity to stand up for our White House. Anyone want to stand up for the White House?
    Buchman: The problem is that outside of this room virtually everyone else in this building would agree with that statement.
    I’d like to have a moment of silence for the end of what was once a compound constitutional republic by and for the people. It has died; it is gone.
    Buchman: How do we get it back?
    Bassett: May I speak to that; I would like to toss out another possibility.
    President Obama selected for his transition chair John Podesta the current chairman and the founder of the Center for American Progress. John Podesta was the key advisor to President Clinton during the Rockefeller initiative to have Clinton release all the files in the government hands regarding these phenomena. He was noted X- Files buff, watched all the shows. In 2002 he called for the release of all those files. He must have known what the impact of that might be.
    He called for the release again in 2003, and then President Obama appointed him the chair of his transition team. By the way, when they released the logs of the first 90 days of visitors, he was the most frequent visitor to the White House in the first 90 days. I’d like to suggest another possibility; purely speculation.
    I think that President Obama is well aware there’s an extraterrestrial presence. He was probably tipped off by John Podesta, but he can’t do anything about it. When we successfully petitioned the White House and they had to respond, it is possible that they gave such a rigid, fixed, almost indefensible position not because they are ignorant, but because that was the best they could do to help us out, as opposed to a wishy-washy statement they could have danced around. By giving us such a fixed position like that we could pound, we can break it; if we break it, we break the Truth Embargo. It is just possible that the opposite interpretation is that this is an administration trying to help us reach in to help them.

  3. avatar

    You will go nowhere with the President/Executive branch.

    Over the years the information has migrated away from the President. You ask him for disclosure…..disclose what? He doesn’t have any evidence to disclose.

    So the next logical COA is to ask him for an executive order. That’s not going to happen. The real issue is that all of the positions of power under him, in all of the government agencies: CIA, NSA, DOD, DHS, are filled with people who truly steer and guide policy through their power, influence, and “advice”.

    They will (and probably have) recommended against those types of executive orders through tremendous lies based on FEAR. JFK was a destroyer of fear and could not be scared into control, the answer – a bullet.

    Watch the video of Bill Clinton on the Jimmy Kimel show. Get a body language expert to analyze his expressions through the conversations. When confronted about the alien issue, he changes his demeanor extremely. We believe he was lied to also.

    If you truly want disclosure, you have a giant kabal of power to fight. Their agenda is another story.

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    ….follow up on that last post.

    One way/chance for disclosure is for an event to happen on uncontrolled turf (another country, the ocean, etc.). Then, someone must retrieve evidence before this kabal of power exerts its tremendous influence over who has it.

    This isn’t very likely to happen.

    The best opportunity is for a whistleblower, WITH EVIDENCE. And the whistleblower must be a reputable person, ie upper level management at NSA or CIA, etc.

    Then an open scientific review of the evidence, not like a Warren Commision 🙁

    That’s the best chance for disclosure.

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