John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff under President Bill Clinton, and Campaign Chairman for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 run for President of the United States, was a recent guest on “Ancient Aliens”, a History network production which presents hypotheses that ancient astronauts have been contacting humans, here on Earth, for eons.
Podesta has been a longtime advocate for declassification, and release of investigations and contacts the government has had with alien life forms. During Clinton’s 2016 campaign, he told the public he had convinced her to look at the evidence, and release all she could when the election was over, and she was President. He believes there has been an attitude of complete unaccountability regarding this topic in the US government since the Harry Truman Presidency.
During his interview on the show, Podesta stated there is a system of secrecy in the US that he described as Top Secret, Confidential, and then materials descending to lower levels of classification. He said this system of secrecy is regulated by the President, using his powers of Executive Order. Podesta added the President decides on the general rules of classification, and throughout the years, some Presidents have been more open with information, while others have chosen to lean toward more secrecy. Podesta believed Hillary Clinton, had she been elected, would have been more forthcoming.
After November 8, 2016, when Donald Trump won the Presidency, it appeared hopes for disclosure had been dashed. However, since the election, government videos of UFOs have been released, in December, 2017, the New York Times ran an article on the Pentagon’s involvement in a $22 million program titled the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, major players in science, industry, and entertainment have joined up with a venture called To The Stars Academy, and President Trump has suggested the possible future creation of a military branch which would be a space force.
The belief that there would be no disclosure of secret UFO files, since Hillary Clinton lost her bid for the Presidency, has been expressed by John Podesta and other UFO believers; however, it may just be occurring in a different manner than one elected official speaking before an audience, announcing contact with alien beings. It is possible that what the public and UFO community are seeing regularly is precisely the disclosure they have desired, and spoken of for so long.