Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has promised that if she is elected as the next president of the United States she will "get to the bottom" of questions and controversy over what the U.S. government knows about UFOs and aliens.
Clinton reportedly made the promise during an interview with The Conway Daily Sun reporter Daymond Steer while campaigning in New Hampshire.
When Steer asked the Democratic candidate about her position on UFOs and ETs and whether she would support efforts by UFO disclosure groups, she answered, "Yes, I am going to get to the bottom of it."
Clinton admitted that she realizes that Earth may have been visited by extraterrestrials. She also said that if was elected as executive president she would set up a task force to investigate Area 51, the top secret Air Force base in Nevada where UFO enthusiasts believe alien UFO and corpses recovered from the 1947 Roswell, New Mexico, crash site were kept for reverse-engineering research purposes.
Clinton's latest statements are consistent with what is known about her previous involvement, along with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in alleged efforts to have secret UFO files released to the public.
It is known that in 1993, when Bill Clinton was president, the billionaire Laurance Rockefeller asked him to release all UFO files.Bill Clinton allegedly met Rockefeller at his ranch in Wyoming in 1995 where they held discussions on the "Rockefeller Initiative" to secure release of all previously classified UFO files.
In 2007, Hillary Clinton acknowledged that among the top freedom of information (FOI) requests her husband received as president were requests related to UFO and alien disclosure.
Bill Clinton also admitted in 2014 to the show host Jimmy Kimmel that in the light of recent advances in space research, it would not be surprising if Earth has been visited by aliens. But he said he hoped that any contact with aliens would be peaceful and not like the scenario constructed in the Independence Day movie.
"No, I am trying to tell you I don't know, but if we were visited some day I wouldn't be surprised. I just hope it's not like Independence Day the movie."Bill Clinton also said that as president he investigated claims about Area 51 and found that although stealth technology was developed in Area 51, "there were no aliens there."
Commenting further during the interview with Steer, Hillary said, "I think we may have been (visited already). We don't know for sure."
Hillary Clinton's comments follow the statement in 2014 by her campaign chairman John Podesta that his biggest regret during his time as top adviser to President Barack Obama was not securing release of classified UFO files.
John Podesta was also chief of staff to President Bill Clinton.
"Finally, my biggest failure of 2014: Once again not securing the #disclosure of the UFO files. #the truthisstilloutthere."Podesta had called for release of classified UFO files, arguing that the "American people can handle the truth" about UFOs.Referring to Podesta, Hillary said, "He has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out. One way or another. Maybe we could have a task force go to Area 51."
The Mirror reports that Gary Heseltine, a UFO researcher and retired police detective, said, "I am well aware of the Rockefeller initiative and that both the Clintons were heavily involved in it. It was inevitable that Hillary Clinton would be asked questions about her links to it and I am pleased that she has responded to them. She cannot run away from those links so she really has to embrace it in order to remain credible. It will be interesting to see how much of a political issue it will become in her presidential campaign."
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