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September 9, 2016                                       PRG Media Notices archived HERE
"Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together. An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself. The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalists of future generations."  Joseph Pulitzer
Open Letter to Presidential Debate Moderators - 9/9/16
 
Lester Holt
NBC Nightly News Anchor
 
Martha Raddatz
CNN Chief Global Affairs Correspondent/This Week Co-Anchor
 
Anderson Cooper
CNN Anchor
 
Chris Wallace
Fox News Sunday Anchor
 
In the coming weeks you will be moderating three presidential debates between Secretary Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Under the rules of the Commission on Presidential Debates the DNC, RNC and the Commission cannot influence and will not know the questions you plan to ask the candidates. Therefore, you and you alone stand between those who seek the most powerful office in the country and the people's right to know.
 
Many journalists, politicians and activists have complained about the questions being directed at the candidates in the dozens of previous debates and forums. A wide range of significant subjects are ignored, while great attention is paid to matters both trivial and even prurient. Voters are not learning what the candidates know about matters of great importance to the country and national security. This letter addresses one such matter.
 
During the past two years over 500 mainstream news articles (English and foreign language press) have been written about the connection between Secretary Clinton, President Clinton and many of their political colleagues and the extraterrestrial presence issue. This connection centers on events that took place between March of 1993 and October of 1996 - the Rockefeller Initiative - an effort funded by Laurance Rockefeller to convince President Clinton to release all relevant files and grant amnesty to witnesses who might come forward with important information.
 
It is notable that since 1993 four members of the Clinton Administration, who were involved in or aware of the Rockefeller Initiative, have held or sought the presidency six times and never spoken about it.  For reasons unknown the media chose not to report this extraordinary engagement by the Clinton White House. But that changed in February of 2015.
 
Publications that have written about this connection since February of 2015 include: CBS News, Chicago Tribune, Conway Daily Sun, Epoch Times, Guardian (UK),Huffington Post, Mother Jones, NBC News, New Republic, New York, New York Daily News, New York Observer, New York Times, Roll Call, The Hill, The Week (UK),  Times of London (UK), Vanity Fair, Vice, Washington Post, Washington Times and many more.
 
With one exception, beginning in January of 2015 many reporters have contacted the Clinton campaign, including co-chairman John Podesta, about the Clinton/ET/ Rockefeller Initiative connection and received no response. The exception, Daniel Oberhause of Vice, received an evasive and limited response from Mr. Podesta. As a result of this media pressure, since February of 2015 John Podesta, Secretary Clinton, President Clinton and President Obama have made numerous written and spoken statements about the extraterrestrial (UFO) issue, but without any mention of the Rockefeller Initiative. These statements follow other related comments by John Podesta in 2002 and 2003 and President Clinton in 2005 and 2014 and generated hundreds of articles world wide.
 
The engagement of the Clinton White House with the extraterrestrial issue is one of the most important political stories in history. Yet, it was not covered by the press until February of 2015. Comments by Secretary Clinton and her campaign co-chair during her presidential campaign are unprecedented. The issue has enormous implications for the nation and its security.
 
Remarkably, despite the hundreds of print articles about the Clinton/ET connection, no network moderator of the nine Democratic debates and ten forums asked a single question about this connection. This oversight is now in your hands to correct. Here are examples of questions that could be asked:
 
Secretary Clinton, your husband tasked Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell to look into the UFO/ET issue. His advisor and Chief of Staff John Podesta has spoken to the UFO/ET issue repeatedly. Your husband's Secretary of Energy and UN Ambassador Bill Richardson in 2004 challenged the Air Force explanation of the July 1947 Roswell events. You were directly involved in the Rockefeller Initiative. But none of you have ever publicly spoken of the Rockefeller Initiative for now on 23 years. Why is that?
 
Secretary Clinton, my network has reviewed hundreds of pages of documents regarding the engagement of the UFO/ET issue by your husband's administration from 1993 to 1996 at the behest of Laurance Rockefeller. Why haven't you or your husband ever publicly spoken of this?
 
Secretary Clinton, the Rockefeller Initiative wound down in the fall of 1996. Your husband ran for a second term and you have run twice for the presidency. Shouldn't the engagement of the UFO/ET issue by your husband's administration have been mentioned during these campaigns?
 
Secretary Clinton, your campaign chairman John Podesta publicly raised the issue of releasing all government held UFO files in 2002, 2003, 2010 and most recently in 2015. Why was he doing that as early as 2002? Are his statements connected back to the Rockefeller Initiative from 1993 to 1996?
 
Secretary Clinton, my publication has seen documents from your husbands Office of Science and Technology Policy which indicate you and your staff were directly involved in the Rockefeller Initiative. Why were no UFO files released? Did the Pentagon refuse to cooperate? If so, isn't that a Constitutional breach?
 
Secretary Clinton, you recently made some extraordinary statements to a reporter from the Conway Daily Sun that no Republican or Democratic president or presidential candidate have ever made. You said you would "get to the bottom" of the UFO issue if elected. You suggested a task force be created to investigate Area 51. You had promised your campaign chairman John Podesta you would investigate the issue if elected. You suggested we may have been visited already, but don't know. These statements were reported around the world in hundreds of media venues. Are you surprised no debate or town hall moderators have asked you about these statements? Are these statements related back to the Rockefeller Initiative during your husband's administration.
 
Secretary Clinton, repeated polling has shown that more that 80% of the American people believe their government is not telling the truth regarding the UFO/ET phenomena. Do you think the people are being told the truth?
 
Secretary Clinton, many Air Force officers with high security clearances have come forward with reports of nuclear tampering incidents by craft of unknown origin? Their testimony has been reported by hundreds of media venues. Why has the White House or the Congress never responded to this testimony?
 
Secretary Clinton, my network is aware there are scores of military/agency/political witnesses of rank and station ready to testify before Congress about the UFO/ET issue. The Congress has not held a hearing on the UFO/ET issue since 1968. Should new hearings in Congress be held for these witnesses?
 
Secretary Clinton, if there is an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race, why should the American people have to wait for the next President to confirm this? Shouldn't the current president do so?
 
Secretary Clinton, is it acceptable to you that any president should be on a need to know only basis regarding any aspect of national security, including the UFO/ET issue?
 
Secretary Clinton, are you aware the President Jimmy Carter was also denied access to UFO/ET information and the Pentagon, CIA, NASA and the Air Force refused to cooperate with his desire to formally study the UFO/ET issue out of the White House?
 
Secretary Clinton, when you and your husband met with Laurance Rockefeller at his JY Ranch in August of 1995, did you discuss with Mr. Rockefeller his initiative to have your husband release all government held UFO files, given that effort had been underway for over two years at that time?
 
Secretary Clinton, photos obtained from the Clinton library show you in 1995 walking with Laurance Rockefeller at his Wyoming ranch and carrying a book titled, Are We Alone?: Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life by Paul Davies. Was that book part of your discussions with Mr. Rockefeller?
 
Secretary Clinton, do you think the American people have a right to know if they are being engaged by non-human, extraterrestrial intelligence?
 
This letter includes embedded links to hundreds of articles, the Clinton team statements and other resources. It also includes a link to 167 of the key documents obtained via the FOIA confirming the Rockefeller Initiative. I would be happy to hand deliver hard copies of the entire 800+ documents to your office at your convenience.
 
Respectfully,
 

 
 
Stephen Bassett
Executive Director
Paradigm Research Group 
 
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