In case you thought this year's presidential campaign could not get any stranger, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton recently promised to reveal all the government's secrets about UFOs and Area 51. Not only is Clinton willing to release everything related to our extraterrestrial neighbors, but she also thinks aliens may have visited earth in the past.
According to the Huffington Post, Clinton made the comments during an interview with Daymond Steer. Clinton told the Conway Daily Sun reporter that her campaign advisor, John Podesta, was the first person who recommended she address the issue of UFOs.
"He has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out," she stated in the interview. "One way or another. Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51."
Apparently, Podesta is a longtime advocate of releasing UFO information to the public. In fact, back in 2002, Podesta stated that the government should reveal whatever information they have on aliens and that citizens are ready to deal with whatever truth is out there.
"It's time to open the books on questions that have remained in the dark, on the question of government investigations of UFOs. It's time to find out what the truth really is that's out there," he explained. "We ought to do it, really, because it's right, because the American people, quite frankly, can handle the truth, and we ought to do it because it's the law."
In addition to serving as Hillary Clinton's campaign advisor, Podesta was also one of President Barrack Obama's top advisors in 2014. Although he could have cited a number of different shortcomings during his advising tenure, Podesta stated that not releasing everything related to UFOs was his "biggest failure of 2014."
Meanwhile, CNET is reporting that Clinton has had past dealings with the subject of UFOs. The topic of UFOs was brought up back in 2007 when a reporter asked Clinton about her stance on aliens. In reply, Clinton revealed that the most requested topic concerning the freedom of information during her husband's presidency was UFOs.
"I think we may have been [visited already]. We don't know for sure," Clinton explained.
Hillary is not the only Clinton who has recently addressed the mystery surrounding aliens. As some may recall, Bill Clinton sat down for an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in 2014. While the two discussed a number of different topics, he told the host that he would not be shocked if aliens visit Earth in the future.
"If we were visited [by aliens] someday, I wouldn't be surprised. I just hope that it's not like [the movie] Independence Day, that it's a conflict," he told Kimmel.
That being said, AOL is reporting that Hillary Clinton's recent comments were made in a light-hearted manner, making it unclear if the presidential candidate was serious about releasing UFO information. Even still, her comments on aliens will likely encourage many who just want the government to release whatever information they have on the matter and put an end to the questions surrounding UFOs.
Given Podesta's stance on the matter, it would seem fairly likely that Clinton would try her best to get to the bottom of the issue. Whether or not that means that the secrets of Area 51 will finally be revealed is yet to be seen. For now, UFO enthusiasts can only hope that Clinton is serious about revealing government secrets.
Whatever ends up happening, Clinton's comments go a long way in showing how much the political landscape has changed in recent times. In addition to the wild claims by Republican candidate Donald Trump, Clinton's stance on UFOs is just another example of the complicated issues surrounding this campaign cycle.
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