According to Stephen Basset, a leading UFO disclosure lobbyist, there is reason to believe that President Barack Obama is "on the brink" of making an earthshaking UFO and extra-terrestrial (ET) disclosure announcement before he leaves office at the end of his term.
Stephen Bassett, 69, the executive director of U.S.-based Paradigm Research Group (PRG), believes that following Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's UFO and alien disclosure campaign promise, President Obama has come under pressure and he is on the brink of caving in to the pressure by making an announcement to the world before he leaves office that intelligent extraterrestrial beings have visited Earth before.
According to U.K.'s the Daily Express, Mr. Bassett, "the only registered 'alien disclosure' lobbyist in the U.S," has spearheaded a UFO disclosure campaign spanning two decades. His organization has lobbied members of Congress and the executive branch of government to declassify all files on UFOs and extraterrestrial life.In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Bassett, bubbling with optimism, said recent developments have led members of the UFO disclosure movement to the conviction that their efforts over the decades are about to bear fruit.
He said he believes that Obama will make historic announcement to Americans and the world this year that "we are not alone," and that the U.S. government knows that aliens exist having made contact in the past with extraterrestrial intelligence.
"This [UFO Disclosure] will be a reality this year and across the front pages of newspapers across the world. The most significant news story that has ever been broken," he said.
Explaining the basis of his optimism that 2016 will be the year of full ET and UFO disclosure, Bassett said that more people are taking interest in UFO and ET issues. The mainstream media has also been covering UFO and ET-related issues more extensively recently. The apparent impact of increased public interest and media coverage has been that for the first time in the history of the country, a presidential candidate, the Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, has made UFO disclosure a campaign issue.The Inquisitr reported in January of 2016 that the former secretary of state promised members of the UFO and ET disclosure movement that if elected president of the United States of America, she would "get to the bottom" of the mystery about what the government knows about UFOs and ETs.
"I think we may have been visited already. We don't know for sure."She said she would push for release of all classified government records and files on UFOs and Area 51, the remote Air Force base in Nevada where, according to members of the UFO community, the government is keeping alien technology recovered from UFO crash sites.
Clinton reiterated her commitment to the UFO disclosure during a recent late night TV interview with Jimmy Kimmel. She said that if elected as president, she would try to open all classified UFO files provided that the move does not compromise national security.Clinton's campaign manager, John Podesta, well-known in UFO circles as an enthusiast, also confirmed in a number of interviews that he has spoken with Clinton about the issue of UFO disclosure and secured her commitment to push for UFO disclosure if elected president.
Podesta had called for the release of all classified UFO files at a National Press Club meeting in 2002. He tweeted famously in February, 2015, after he left his position as special adviser to President Obama, saying, "My biggest failure of 2014: Once again not securing the disclosure of the UFO files."In the interview with the Express, Bassett implied that the decision by Clinton and her campaign manager, Podesta, to bring up the issue of UFO disclosure as part of their campaign platform indicates behind-the-scene developments that could lead to full disclosure. He implied that Clinton has come out openly about the issue because she knows something that other Americans don't -- that full disclosure is inevitable and imminent.
Clinton's campaigning on a UFO disclosure platform, according to Bassett, is part of efforts to position herself so that she can be part of the UFO disclosure breakthrough when it happens.
The Express's Jon Austin reports Bassett said, "The only circumstance under which a leading presidential candidate, her president husband and their common advisor would repeatedly speak to the extraterrestrial phenomena issue during a campaign, is when their collective brain trust is fully aware the extraterrestrial presence is fact."
But Bassett said he was convinced that Clinton would not be the president to make the historic announcement. He said he was convinced that Obama would make the announcement before he leaves office.
"We are going to get disclosure this year. I am not sure who will win the election, but I think Obama will be the disclosure president," he said. "He will be looking at a Nobel Prize for making an announcement like that. I am 85 percent sure Obama will make the announcement before he leaves office and within days your Prime Minister David Cameron will follow."Mr. Bassett is among members of the UFO disclosure movement who believe that the U.S. government has had contact with aliens in the past.
The Inquistir reported in April that some members of the UFO community believe that President Dwight Eisenhower concluded treaties with certain alien races, such as the Grays.
He reportedly held a secret "First Contact Meeting" with ET visitors during the early hours of February 21, 1954, at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California. A series of follow-up meetings led to the signing of a treaty between the U.S. movement and the Gray aliens.
Bassett went on to claim that he believes that the reason why other governments around the world have not made UFO and ET disclosures independently is that following the famous incident at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947, when U.S. authorities reportedly recovered a crashed alien UFO from a ranch near the town, governments around the world agreed to a "truth embargo."
And despite the fact that several private individuals who witnessed the crash or had spoken with witnesses came forward over the decades to make critical disclosures, the "truth embargo" has remained in place.However, Bassett could not explain why President Vladimir Putin of Russia has not attempted to get a jump on the Americans by making the announcement on his own.
He said that with Clinton's campaign promise to work towards full disclosure and the increasing willingness of the media to talk about it, Obama is under pressure and he would likely make the disclosure himself before he leaves office.
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