CIA Releases Files

January 30, 2017
Stephen Bassett




Two days before the inauguration of the new president on January 18, 2017 the CIA announced it had uploaded to the Web 13 million pages of previously declassified documents only accessible on computer terminals at the National Archives. These files included many “UFO” references as well as psychic research experiments. Two days before the inauguration. See relevant articles HERE.

Readers of these Updates may recall PRG acknowledged on November 17, 2016 it had received a message from a source inside government to the effect persons who are directly involved in the management of the extraterrestrial issues want Disclosure to take place under President Obama and are ready to work with the SecDef if approached.

PRG also noted earlier Pentagon actions involving the founder of the rock groups Blink 182 and Angels and Airwaves – Tom DeLonge – who was engaged by top officials in the 
Pentagon  to assist him in bringing ET related information to the public in the form of books and films. The Pentagon also provided a ten-person advisory panel to help with this project.

As it happened Secretary Clinton and John Podesta did not speak to the ET issue again after June 2, 2016, and President Obama did not Disclose the extraterrestrial presence to the American people. But PRG believes that two days before the new president took office the CIA made a powerful statement that only increased public awareness and added new pressure on the truth embargo. It is important that all who desire Disclosure and presently feel great disappointment be aware the Disclosure advocacy movement has many friends within the congressional staff, the Pentagon, the CIA and likely every government agency. This should not surprise. They can read the books, see the documentaries, and connect the dots like any of you. But they can’t act on their own. That’s why the advocacy movement matters.

The truth embargo WILL end. It is inevitable. Hopefully, with continued support for the truth advocacy movement, it will end soon enough.

Wikileaks Clinton/ET Connection Emails w/ PRG Comments in Chronological Order

November 13, 2016
Stephen Bassett
This is the final compilation of Podesta file emails released by Wikileaks. These emails are important as they clearly show the Clinton campaign team was taking the ET issue seriously and some kind of agenda was being followed. [Note: those who think the agenda was to get the “UFO vote” know little or nothing about presidential politics.] They also confirm an engagement of musician Tom Delonge by the Pentagon. More on that soon.

The compilation is in chronological order. PRG commentary on the emails is indented and bracketed. Emails and articles shown in red font have been added since the last PRG Update. Please take particular note of the email on  2015-11-04 18:01.
Date: 2007-11-23 12:53
Subject: AA Clips … HOLIDAY ROUNDUP 11.21 – 11.23. 2007
[This is the earliest ET related email in the Podesta files. It seems clear that many thousands of earlier emails were deleted or moved perhaps years before the hack of Podesta’s files took please. This email is a standard news clip file and is very long. Well down in the email is an article by Tom Domke in at It is notable for reminding the Clinton team of Governor Bill Richardson’s remarks in 2004 his foreword to the book Roswell Dig Diaries. Richardson was running for President in 2007. He was asked about these remarks by Chris Matthews after the Philadelphia primary debate in October of 2007. His struggle with his answer was very revealing.]

Re: UFO questions coming up,,,
Date: 2008-11-12 12:46
Subject: Re: UFO questions coming up

[This email just after the election of 2008 is about Clinton/ET connection material turning up in the media. PRG had a lot to do with that.]
FW: A Quick Heads Up
Date: 2008-12-02 16:51
Subject: FW: A Quick Heads Up
[Here a staffer at the Center for American Progress launched in November of 2003 and run by John Podesta is passing on an email from entertainment executive Larry Landsman. The Coalition for Freedom of Information was launched one year earlier and was promoted by John Podesta. CFI was an attempt funded by The SciFI Channel to bring the ET issue to mainstream Washington, DC. John Podesta’s brother’s PR firm, Podesta Mattoon, was hired for public relations. The name was changed to the Podesta Group in 2006.
The email is in response to the following articles: Telegraph (UK, Daily Mail (UK), Washington Post (Joel Achenbach blog, Politico (Ben Smith Blog).
The warning to Podesta with the “nut job” reference reflected irritation over PRG’s efforts since 2001 to bring the Clinton/ET/Rockefeller Initiative connection to the attention of major media – particularly during Senator Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. Aside from many print articles, this July 2007 Fox News interview probably irritated the most.
As for being a “trouble maker,” the role of the political activist is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. If you aren’t being a trouble maker, you aren’t doing your job.
Note: PRG has never claimed any connection with the Coalition for Freedom of Information (now closed) and generally supported its efforts.]
FW: has he seen this?
Date: 2008-12-02 17:14
Subject: FW: has he seen this?

[Ms. Latham worked in the White House as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, John Podesta and as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Presidential Scheduling from 1996 to 2000. She is a close associate of Mr. Podesta. Sarah Feinberg is currently the administrator for the Federal Railroad Administration. From 2009-2010 she served in the Obama Administration as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Here Latham is bringing an email sent to her by Feinberg to Podesta’s attention.

This email is significant because Feinberg has forwarded a 12/2/08 (same day) Politico article by Ben Smith about PRG/X-PPAC’s efforts to bring the Clinton/ET connection into the 2008 Presidential campaign of Senator Clinton. It also refers to PRG’s first open letter to Hillary Clinton on April 30, 2008.]
Date: 2014-01-14 09:29
Subject: Dr Edgar Mitchell Request for Appointment

[This email is the initial request from Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchel and his team to meet with John Podesta. It comes seven months after Dr. Mitchell testified at the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, and was triggered by Podesta’s appointment to be an advisor to President Obama.]

Apollo Astronaut, Dr. Edgar Mitchell’s, Request for Meeting to discuss Disclosure
Date: 2014-06-25 10:04
Subject: Apollo Astronaut, Dr. Edgar Mitchell’s, Request for Meeting to discuss Disclosure

[One of many emails attempting to arrange a meeting, which did not take place, between John Podesta and Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell during the last months of Mitchell’s life. Dr. Mitchell knew his time was short and wanted to discuss Disclosure with the man who had called for the release of all UFO files by the U. S. government on at least 5 occasions.]
Date: 2014-07-26 11:19
Subject: Extraterrestrial Disclosure Meeting: Week of August 11

[This is a request from Dr. Rebecca Hardcastle, who was working with Dr. Edgar Mitchell along with Terri Mansfield, to meet with Podesta regarding the ET issue.]
Date: 2014-07-29 13:53
Subject: Re: Apollo Astronaut, Dr. Edgar Mitchell’s, Request for Meeting to discuss Disclosure
[Another email attempting to set up a meeting between John Podesta and Apollo Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell to discuss ET and zero point energy issues.]


Email for John Podesta (c/o Eryn Sepp) from Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell requesting meeting
Date: 2014-10-01 09:35
Subject: email for John Podesta (c/o Eryn Sepp) from Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell requesting meeting

[This email conveys the initial request to Podesta from Terri Mansfield on behalf of Apollo Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell for a meeting regarding the ET issue. The hook for this request is Podesta’s Catholic faith and ongoing statements coming from the Vatican.]

Radar Data and the USAF
Date: 2014-10-30 07:25
Subject: Radar Data and the USAF

[It is not clear why this email involving ET research is in Podesta’s file. Billy Cox is a reporter for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune who has written about the ET issue for 20 years. George Knapp is the award winning investigative journalist for KLAS-TV in Las Vegas.]


Email for John Podesta (c/o Eryn) from Edgar Mitchel re meeting ASAP
Date: 2015-01-18 19:34
Subject: email for John Podesta (c/o Eryn) from Edgar Mitchel re meeting ASAP
[This email is from Terri Mansfield, who worked with Dr. Edgar Mitchell. It conveys a letter from Dr. Mitchell to John Podesta requesting a meeting regarding his concerns about space weapons and a potential war in space between nations. It is not known if Podesta was given and saw this email. The email is significant as is shows Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell was reaching out to Podesta in the last months of his life. Dr. Mitchell was well aware of the Rockefeller Initiative.]
Date: 2015-01-21 23:48
Subject: email for John Podesta (c/o Eryn) re Air Force disclosure
[More effort seeking a meeting with Dr. Edgar Mitchell. It would come to pass Podesta would be with a rock musician on the ET subject, but would not meet with an Apollo astronaut who walked on the moon.]

Time to meet?
Date: 2015-02-13 17:25
Subject: Time to meet?

[Over the years PRG has reached out to Podesta with brief, tactical emails. There was never a response.  This email was a reaction to Podesta’s Twitter message posted that day. PRG made the decision early on not to barrage Clinton insiders with long emails, screeds, etc. Rather PRG chose to speak to them via the media. This approach included published open letters to: Secretary Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, and President Obama.]
Date: 2015-02-15 23:53
Subject: Fwd: Leslie Kean – NY Times

[This email from Podesta’s assistant conveys to Podesta an email from the former research director of the Coalition for the Freedom of Information (now closed), Leslie Kean. It indicates cooperation with the New York Times on an ET related op-ed that was probably not published. This email is sent two days after Podesta’s February 13, 2015 tweet. An op-ed in the New York Times like the one mentioned would have been very significant. It would be interesting to know why it was not published.]
Date: 2015-02-16 14:20
Subject: Re: 2.16.15 HRC Clips

[This email conveys to Podesta the text of a February 16, 2015 New York Times article by Peter Baker that mentions Podesta’s February 13, 2015 tweet.]

Re: Ethiopia memo
Date: 2015-02-16 22:44
Subject: Re: Ethiopia memo

[This somewhat routine email from Podesta to the person managing his twitter account is notable because Ms. Costa regarding his February 13, 2015 tweet  says , “Unsurprisingly the ufo tweet was your most popular ever.”]

Re: Hello Mr. Podesta, I knew your son Gabe when we were young…
Date: 2015-02-17 21:46
Subject: Re: Hello Mr. Podesta, I knew your son Gabe when we were young…

[This email confirms Podesta read Pieczanski’s email. Mr. Piexzanski is a member of the indie band, Small Black.]
Date: 2015-02-18 15:57
Subject: Interview request from Wis. Public Radio – Fri., Feb. 20, 8-9 a.m. EST (7-8 a.m. CST)

[Another media interview request regarding the February 13, 2015 tweet.]
Date: 2015-02-18 17:15
Subject: Fwd: Interview request from Wis. Public Radio – Fri., Feb. 20, 8-9 a.m. EST (7-8 a.m. CST)

[Here Podesta forwards the Wisconsin Public Radio interview request to his assistant indicating he had seen the email.]
Date: 2015-02-18 16:49
Subject: Re: Mid-Day Roundup Weds 2/18

[This email from Podesta confirms he was getting many reporter queries about the ET issue subsequent to his February 13, 2016 tweet and was not responding.]

Re: De-Classify
Date: 2015-02-20 18:12
Subject: Re: De-Classify

[Here Podesta is responding to an email from Bonnie Hammer, currently chairperson of NBCUniversal Cable. When the Coalition for Freedom of Information was formed, she was the president of the SciFi Channel, which put up the money to create the CFI.

The email is notable for confirming that Leslie Kean, who was made research director of the CFI, is and has been a Clinton team insider.]

John Podesta: Pulling Back the Curtain on UFOs
Date: 2015-02-22 19:25
Subject: John Podesta: Pulling Back the Curtain on UFOs

[This emails from someone to appears to know Podesta draws his attention to a February 20, 2015 Huffington Post article by researcher and former director of the Coalition for Freedom of Information, Leslie Kean.]
Date: 2015-03-05 15:34
Subject: Interview

[A request from a Mexican television reporter to interview Podesta on the Clinton/ET connection. It is not if the interview took place]

Re: Leslie Kean book comment
Date: 2015-03-05 21:38
Subject: Re: Leslie Kean book comment

[An email to Podesat, which he read, about his contribution to Leslie Keans book: UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record. It is worth noting that Robert Fish has NASA contacts and wrote the book: Hornet Plus Three: The Story of the Apollo 11 Recovery.]
Date: 2015-03-06 16:17
Subject: Leslie Kean book – DSP program

[A very informative and telling email from Bob Fish to his friend John Podesta. Fish has NASA contacts and wrote the book: Hornet Plus Three: The Story of the Apollo 11 Recovery.  Fish’s email to Podesta has some remarkable information about ET related evidence.]
Date: 2015-03-06 16:22
Subject: Fwd: Leslie Kean book – DSP program

[This is a significant email in which Podesta forwards to former Director of Research of the Coalition for Freedom of Information, Leslie Kean, and email from Robert Fish to Podesta. Fish has NASA contacts and wrote the book:  Hornet Plus Three: The Story of the Apollo 11 Recovery.  Fish’s email to Podesta has some remarkable information about ET related evidence.]

Leslie Kean book – Blue Book
Date: 2015-03-06 18:10
Subject: Leslie Kean book – Blue Book

[An email directly from Robert Fish to Podesta highlighting more relevant evidence for an ET reality and a truth embargo.]

Re: Leslie Kean book – DSP program
Date: 2015-03-07 18:28
Subject: Re: Leslie Kean book – DSP program

 [A very strong response from Leslie Kean, former Director of Research of the Coalition for Freedom of Information, regarding the revelations in the March 5, 2015 email from Robert Fish. There is no indication that Kean’s suggestion was implemented. Also, it is not clear what “transition window” she was referring to.]
Date: 2015-03-23 12:04
Subject: British Feature Film Appearance Request for John Podesta

[This request was also likely triggered by the media coverage following the famous February 13, 2015 Podesta tweet.]

Mother Jones | UFOs
Date: 2015-04-02 22:19
Subject: Mother Jones | UFOs

 [Email from Clinton campaign spokesperson Nick Merrill about questions put to Clinton by Mother Jones reporter A.J. Vicens. Apparently Nick was not up to speed on recent developments such as John Podesta’s February 13, 2015 tweet.]

Re: Re: Aliens
Date: 2015-04-03 21:57
Subject: Re: Re: Aliens

[Here the April 3, 2015 Mother Jones magazine article is shared with a number of Clinton and Podesta staffers.]

Email for John Podesta (c/o Eryn) re Disclosure
Date: 2015-04-07 10:20
Subject: email for John Podesta (c/o Eryn) re Disclosure

[Another email from Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell via Terri Mansfield to Podesta. This email draws attention to an April 3, 2015 Mother Jones Magazine article addressing the Clinton/ET/Rockefeller Initiative connection as well as PRG’s Disclosure advocacy work.]
Date: 2015-04-15 23:48
Subject: email for John Podesta ( c/o Eryn) re ETI
[Another email working to get a meeting between John Podesta and Dr. Edgar Mitchell.]
Date: 2015-04-02 22:33
Subject: Re: Mother Jones | UFOs
[This email from Clinton spokesperson Nick Merrill refers to questions from Mother Jones reporter A. J. Vicens to the Clinton campaign ahead of his April 3, 2015 article, ETs for Hillary: Why UFO Activists Are Excited About Another Clinton Presidency about the Clinton/ET connection and PRG’s advocacy work.  He received the response mentioned and printed it in the article.  It is notable that in subsequent months Clinton, Clinton and Podesta would make many comments on the ET issue. Why?  A. J. Vicens wasn’t the only reporter contacting them with questions. The pressure was on.]

email for John Podesta re talk with Edgar Mitchell cc: Eryn
Date: 2015-04-30 18:13
Subject: email for John Podesta re talk with Edgar Mitchell cc: Eryn

 [This is the initial request from Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell via Terri Mansfield to meet with Podesta.]
Date: 2015-06-11 10:31
Subject: email for John Podesta (Eryn) from Edgar Mitchell re Skype
[Another email from Dr. Edgar Mitchell trying to set up a meeting with John Podesta, which did not take place.]
FW: email for John Podesta (Eryn) from Edgar Mitchell re Skype
Date: 2015-07-10 23:21
Subject: FW: email for John Podesta (Eryn) from Edgar Mitchell re Skype
[This significant email from Mansfield conveys another letter from Dr. Edgar Mitchell and continues to work towards a meeting (via Skype). This would indicated the meeting had not taken place six months after the initial request.]
Date: 2015-07-19 19:38
Subject: Sekret Machines Qs
[This email presents a set of questions to John Podesta in advance of a meeting with Tom DeLonge on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, It appears secrecy and secrecy reform were on the agenda along with a UFO subtext..]
From french reporter Nicolas Montigiani to Mr John Podesta.
Date: 2015-07-09 11:38
Subject: From french reporter Nicolas Montigiani to Mr John Podesta.
[Another request from a reporter wishing to interview Podesta on the ET issue coming a few months after his February 13, 2015 tweet.]
Re: From french reporter Nicolas Montigiani to Mr John Podesta.
Date: 2015-07-18 12:37
Subject: Re: From french reporter Nicolas Montigiani to Mr John Podesta.
[Podesta declines the interview request from Science et Inexpliqué magazine.]
Date: 2015-07-19 23:44
Subject: Follow up note from Tom Delonge
[Another email preparation for the online meeting between Podesta and staffers and Tom DeLonge.]
Fwd: Update
Date: 2015-08-01 20:57
Subject: Fwd: Update
[Part of the DeLonge/Podesta correspondence setting up a possible briefing.]
Date: 2015-08-17 16:16
Subject: John …. Look at the last line of
[Albee is a friend of Podesta and writes: “Charlie Ergen’s sons bio. You might want to sign him up for the UFO project.”    What UFO project might that be?
Luke Albee is a senior advisor with Direct Impact. Albee has more than 25 years of experience working in both the public and private sector in the nation’s capital. Deemed the “Dean of the Senate Chiefs of Staff” by POLITICO, he most recently served as the top aide to Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) during his entire first term in office (2009-2015). He also served for 11 years as Chief of Staff to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) from 1993 to 2004.In between Senate stints, Luke worked for Ricchetti Inc., a political consulting firm, where he represented private sector clients on issues such as patent reform, health care, education, energy and several mergers and acquisitions. Tina Stoll is the owner of Campaign Financing Consultants.]
Re: John …. Look at the last line of
Date: 2015-08-17 16:27
Subject: Re: John …. Look at the last line of
[Podesta’s response to Albee noting that Ergen’s family raised a million dollars for the Clinton campaign, but does not refer to the “UFO project.”]
Date: 2015-08-18 10:30
Subject: email for John Podesta c/o Eryn re Space Treaty (attached)
[This is another email is from Terri Mansfield, who worked with Dr. Edgar Mitchell. [It would seem to be a follow up to the Mansfield email of 1/18/15. It is not known if Podesta saw this email or whether the prior requested meeting took place. This email is moderately significant.]
Please review
Date: 2015-08-18 10:28
Subject: Please review
[Every assertion in this email from Paradigm Research Group to John Podesta remains true. Obviously Podesta did not take this advice and is not likely to do so going into the November 8 election.]
Date: 2015-10-21 17:18
Subject: Fwd: Personal for John Podesta
[Here a Clinton staffer conveys an email to Podesta from researcher and journalist Leslie Kean, the former director of the Coalition for Freedom of Information.]
Tom DeLonge here-
Date: 2015-09-24 16:29
Subject: Tom DeLonge here-
[The first direct email from Tom DeLonge to John Podesta attempting to draw Podesta into DeLonge’s projects and contacts.]
Date: 2015-10-26 23:13
Subject: Important things-
[This email is very significant. It is from musician and researcher Tom Delonge and confirms he interviewed Podesta for a documentary he is making on the ET subject. The email is laying the ground for a later meeting between Podesta and some insiders.]
Fwd: UFOs and Jimmy Kimmel
Date: 2015-11-04 18:01
Subject: Fwd: UFOs and Jimmy Kimmel
[This is a significant email. It reflects a series of emails being sent by and copied to a number of Clinton staffers leading up to Clinton’s appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on November 5, 2015. A huge number of articles had been published in 2015 about the ET/Clinton/Rockefeller Initiative connection. Two of these articles are referenced in this correspondence. Mother JonesOpen Minds.
Of particular note is the email shows it was the Clinton campaign staff worked out in advance Clinton’s statement about using “UAP” rather than “UFO.” In the lead Latham indicated the UFO aspect of Kimmel interview is good to go.
For whatever reason Kimmel did not ask the ET question that night. Rather he asked the question in Clinton’s March 24, 2016 interview. The UAP statement was included. Why the four month delay?  Other emails may explain this.]
Date: 2015-11-06 02:05
Subject: Re: How was Jimmy Kimmell?
[This email from a Clinton staffer is very significant. It refers not to her March 24, 2016 Kimmel appearance when she was asked the ET question and brought up the UAP for UFO assertion. Rather it refers to her November, 2015 appearance when she was not asked. It clearly states she wanted to be asked the question in November of 2015 and had prepared for it. PRG has repeatedly asserted the Clinton campaign wants to be asked about her connection to the issue.]

Date: 2015-11-13 00:21
Subject: UFOs

[Email just after midnight from a Podesta colleague regarding Podesta statements about Sec. Clinton getting to the bottom of the UFO issue if elected. Davidson at the time was the managing partner of the DC offices for a major national law firm.]
Re: UFOs
Date: 2015-11-13 00:44
Subject: Re: UFOs
[Here Podesta responds to Davidson a few minutes later. It is notable because Podesta replies, “More to come.”]
Date: 2015-11-16 13:14
Subject: Fwd: Important
[This email is further effort by DeLonge to set up a meeting with Podesta. DeLonge drops Steven Spielberg’s name and includes a trailer (PW=SM) to his documentary. It is notable that Fisher put “Important” in the subject.]
Date: 2015-12-12 23:55
Subject: Your efforts…appreciated
[A somewhat touching letter to Podesta from a retired USAF Sergeant praising Podesta for his statements relating to disclosure and demonstrating concern for a possible constitutional breach preventing U.S. presidents from being briefed on the ET issues.]
Date: 2015-12-14 13:04
Subject: UFOs are out there, and so is the booming conspiracy industry
[This email from the South China Morning News has a webpage of an article by Cathy Holcome that among other things references Podesta’s involvement with the book, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record by Leslie Kean.]
Date: 2016-01-01 02:14
Subject: The Washington Post: UFO truthers want to make Roswell an issue for 2016. Meet their lobbyist.
[Here Leslie Dach forwards to John Podesta a December 11, 2015 Washington Post story by Ben Terris involving the Clinton/ET/Rockefeller Initiative connection and PRG’s advocacy work. Nine days later candidate Clinton made her remarkable statements on the record to Daymond Steer of the Conway Daily Sun in NewHampshire.
Dach became involved in the Democratic Party during the United States presidential election, 1988 and served as an aide in the administration of Bill Clinton. He later went to work for Edelman, a corporate public relations consultancy. In 2006 Dach accepted the position of Executive Vice-President of Governmental Relations and Corporate Affairs at Wal-Mart with a compensation package reported to be worth $3 million in stock options, on top of his annual salary. During the administration of Barack Obama he served as a senior counselor at the Department of Health and Human Services for almost two years. There, he worked on promotion of Obamacare. (Wikipedia)]
Date: 2016-01-07 05:11
Subject: ET Life
[This email is from Clinton policy advisor Ann O’Leary to David Tatel indicating it was also sent to John Podesta. It is referencing some of the many articles being published on the Clinton/ET connection.  David Tatel is an American jurist who has been a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1994. Wikipedia. Note the complete lack of ridicule or mocking.]
Date: 2016-01-11 15:25
Subject: Re: ET Life
[This is a significant email from David Tatel to Podesta. Tatel is an American jurist who has been a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1994. Wikipedia. Clinton policy advisor Ann O’Leary had sent a January 4, 2016 article from the important political newspaper The Hill by Jesse Byrnes – Clinton: Aliens may have visited us already. Again, note the complete lack of ridicule.]

Re: A Few Questions for VICE
Date: 2016-01-18 14:41
Subject: Re: A Few Questions for VICE?

[Email from Daniel Oberhaus of VICE indicating he had heard back from Podesta or a staffer regarding his questions to Podesta for his pending January 26, 2016 article on the Clinton/ET connection.]
ROUNDUP: HRC Call Conflicts // Vice Qs
Date: 2016-01-18 16:33
Subject: ROUNDUP: HRC Call Conflicts // Vice Qs
[Milia Fisher, Special Assistant to the Chair for Hillary for America, brings to Podesta’s attention the questions from Daniel Oberhaus of VICE regarding his upcoming January 26, 2016 article An Alien Hunter’s Guide to the 2016 Election.Podesta gave a very limited response via email as suggested. No call took place.]
Date: 2016-01-18 21:00
Subject: Re: A Few Questions for VICE?
[PRG was aware that a number of reporters from high end publications had contacted Podesta and the Clinton campaign with questions about the Clinton/ET connection and received no response. The one exception was Daniel Oberhaus for his January 26, 2016 article in VICE that did quote from Podesta’s response, which may be in a future email release. Why Podesta chose only to respond to Oberhaus is interesting. As PRG has publicly stated, it is this pressure from reporters that lead to the proactive tweets and statements from and arranged interviews with Podesta, Sec. Clinton and Pres. Clinton, which generated a huge amount of print coverage.]
Re: A Few Questions for VICE?
Date: 2016-01-19 21:47
Subject: Re: A Few Questions for VICE?
[A significant email containing John Podesta’s response to questions from VICE reporter Daniel Oberhaus for his pending article. To PRG’s knowledge Oberhaus is the only reporters who has received a response from Podesta or anyone in the Clinton campaign containing answers to submitted questions.
Podesta’s answers, of course, do not make any mention of the Rockefeller Initiative as that would launch a media storm. They do reflect a man who does want the public to know the truth about the ET presence, but knows full well it is the most controversial in the world today and very difficult to manage.]

Re: Invitation: DeLonge/Podesta Meeting @ Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:30am – 11:30am (
Date: 2016-01-24 23:45
Subject: Re: Invitation: DeLonge/Podesta Meeting @ Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:30am – 11:30am (

[This email is significant as it is further confirmation of a meeting between Clinton staffers and Tom DeLonge  and his people. It would be assumed Secretary Clnton was aware of such a meeting.]
To:  CC:,,,
Date: 2016-01-25 00:01
Subject: Re: Invitation: DeLonge/Podesta Meeting @ Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:30am – 11:30am (
[Email concerns an online meeting between Podesta and his staff with Tom Delonge. It shows who the the attendees were to be.]

Materials for Mr. Podesta
Date: 2016-01-25 03:27
Subject: Materials for Mr. Podesta

[Another email from musician Tom Delonge in preparation for their online meeting.]
Date: 2016-01-25 16:04
Subject: General McCasland
[Here DeLonge is talking about one of the insiders he wishes to meet with Podesta – General William McCasland. This is significant as it puts a name into play and creates an interview target for the media.]

Re: By the way
Date: 2016-01-26 23:34
Subject: Re: By the way-

[An email from John Podesta to Adrienne Elrod, Director of Strategic Communications & Surrogates, Hillary For America, in which Podesta considers whether to use Tom DeLonge in Sec. Clinton’s campaign – presumable as a surrogate. This is notable given DeLonge’s very public statements relating to the UFO/ET issues as well as his correspondence on those issues with Podesta.]
Date: 2016-02-06 00:49
Subject: Fwd: Edgar Mitchell’s Passing
[An interesting response from John Podesta upon hearing that Dr. Edgar Mitchell had died. Mitchell was unsuccessful in getting a meeting with Podesta to discuss the ET issue, new energy technologies and other matters.]
Date: 2016-02-09 15:47
Subject: Fwd: Interesting news
[A cute response from Podesta to an email from Tom DeLonge selling Podesta on the political benefits of working with DeLonge on this Sekret Machines project.]
Date: 2016-02-14 12:07
Subject: Re: A good read…
[Podesta lets Tom Delonge know he did an interview with KLAS-TV (Las Vegas) that eventually aired on March 1, 2016. Podesta indicated he discussed the ET subject and hoped they would use the interview.]
Date: 2016-02-14 15:29
Subject: Fwd: Podesta and UFOs
[Email from Tom DeLonge to Podesta encouraging him to do an interview with award winning KLAS-TV (Las Vegas) investigative reporter George Knapp. Podesta apparently took DeLonge’s advice and gave an interview to KLAS-TV on March 1, 2016.]
Date: 2016-02-16 01:59
Subject: Rolling Stone
[In this email Tom DeLonge is seeking help from Podesta in rolling out his book and documentary revealing what DeLonge claims to be learning from secret meetings with Pentagon officials on the ET subject.]

A good read…
Date: 2016-02-13 14:14
Subject: A good read…

[Here DeLonge provides Podesta with an advance digital copy of his book Sekret Machines in his effort to get Podesta’s support for the book.]
Date: 2016-02-19 01:07
Subject: Re: The Phoenix Incident
[Email from publicist Gennifer McKissack regarding a new film playing off the Phoenix Lights sighting on March 13, 1997. McKissack references Podesta’s tweet of February 13, 2015.]

Re: The Phoenix Incident
Date: 2016-02-19 02:02
Subject: Re: The Phoenix Incident

[Podesta’s response to publicist Gennifer McKissack regarding a new film playing off the Phoenix Lights sighting on March 13, 1997. McKissack references Podesta’s tweetof February 13, 2015.]
Date: 2016-02-22 00:06
Subject: Advisors

[Another email relating to DeLonge’s interactions with Podesta. This one is notable as it claims interest from a Lockheed Skunk Works employee.]
Date: 2016-02-23 17:03
Subject: Updates
[Here Tom DeLonge is updating John Podesta on his extensive efforts to approach the entertainment industry regarding his UFO disclosure projects. Such meetings are not easy to come by, and it may be that major film and television production companies are planning to enter the Disclosure advocacy arena.]
Date: 2016-03-02 14:38
Subject: Fwd: Podesta/UFO
[More correspondence from Tom DeLonge to Podesta. This email draws Podesta’s attention to an important article by George Knapp of KLAS-TV (Las Vegas).]
Date: 2016-03-12 19:44
Subject: VICE News
[Here Tom DeLonge is informing Podesta of his success in getting VICE to produce and promote his ET related material.]
Date: 2016-03-21 10:11
Subject: Re: Shared from Twitter: Are Space Aliens Running the Clinton Campaign? Sure Why Not? | Wonkette
[Here Podesta confirms he has read an article in the online magazine, Wonkette. The article is responding to the many ET related comments being put out by Podesta and Secretary Clinton and the subsequent media coverage, which PRG has played an important role in developing.]
Date: 2016-03-21 10:11
Subject: Re: Shared from Twitter: Are Space Aliens Running the Clinton Campaign? Sure Why Not? | Wonkette
[Podesta confirms he has read the Wonkette article and answers – no.]
Date: 2016-03-05 13:30
Subject: Re: Extraterrestrial disclosu
[An nice email from a private citizen supporting Podesta’s and Clinton’s Disclosure efforts, which gets a positive response.]

The following emails are not particularly significant. They are unsolicited info from private citizens about various aspects directly or indirectly related to the ET subject. It is not known if Podesta saw these emails.

Hello Mr. Podesta, I knew your son Gabe when we were young…
Date: 2015-02-17 20:52
Subject: Hello Mr. Podesta, I knew your son Gabe when we were young…
Date: 2015-02-17 22:38
Subject: Re: Hello Mr. Podesta, I knew your son Gabe when we were young…
Date: 2015-02-17 22:38
Subject: Re: Hello Mr. Podesta, I knew your son Gabe when we were young…

           [Podesta responded to this email.]
Date: 2015-02-22 15:27
Subject: JackHead First Nations, Manitoba Canada
Date: 2015-07-31 20:48
Subject: Meet Monica Borine and Exociência Journal. Exociência: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Consciousness and Anomalous Phenomena, Brazil’s first journal on consciousness, UFOs, ETs and Energy
Date: 2015-09-01 12:36
Subject: letter from Hungary
Date: 2015-10-09 16:58
Subject: ufo’s
Date: 2015-10-09 16:58
Subject: ufo’s
Date: 2016-02-18 21:52
Subject: The Phoenix Incident
Date: 2016-03-04 03:52
Subject: Please contact Dr. Steven Greer re: UFO/ET disclosure

The Media Dilemma for George Stephanopoulos

August 29, 2016
Stephen Bassett



George Stephanopoulos has had a distinguished twenty-year career with the prestigious news division of the ABC network. During his first two years with ABC News he was a political analyst and correspondent for This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts, Good Morning American and evening news broadcast.

From September 15, 2002 to January 10, 2010, Mr. Stephanopoulos was the host of This Week. In December of 2005 he was named Chief Washington Correspondent. On April 16, 2008, Stephanopoulos co-moderated the twenty-first and final Democratic Party presidential debate between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. In December 2009, he joined the team of Good Morning America as co-host. In January of 2012, he returned to host This Week and currently retains both assignments. In August of 2014, he was named Chief Anchor for ABC News.

Mr. Stephanopoulos is well respected and well liked by the American people. He is a television news superstar.


Before he entered journalism he had another distinguished career – political operative. This began in 1988 when he worked on Governor Michael Dukakis’ presidential campaign after which he worked for the House Democratic Majority leader Dick Gephardt.

In 1992 he joined the presidential campaign of Governor Bill Clinton. His contribution to Clinton’s election was made legend, along with James Carville’s, in the documentary The War Room. [Note: there is a general consensus amongst Washington insiders the character Henry Burton in the book and film Primary Colors – the conscience of Governor Jack Stanton’s campaign – was based on Stephanopoulos.

For his work on the Clinton campaign Stephanopoulos was rewarded with several important White House positions. In January of 1993 he was appointed White House Communications Director. For a time he

also acted as the de facto press secretary giving daily briefings. Eventually Dee Dee Myers took over the briefings, Mark Gearan took over as Communications Direct and Stephanopoulos became a Senior Advisor on Policy and Strategy in June of 1993. He remained in that position until he left for ABC News in December of 1996 after the election.


So, wherein lies the dilemma? The effort by Laurance Rockefeller to convince the Clinton administration to release all government held UFO related files, grant amnesty to potential government witnesses and essentially end the truth embargo – the Rockefeller Initiative – began on March 29, 1993 with an approach to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The initiative continued for 3 and 1/2 years ending in October of 1996.

The White House is not the CIA, a massive matrix of programs with myriad levels of classification and compartmentalization. It is a house packed with people working in close proximity 60, 70 hours a week. Stephanopoulos was at the center of the administration.

Furthermore, beginning in the mid-1990’s ET/Disclosure information was being repeatedly presented to ABC News programs, meetings with ABC executives were held, the Rockefeller Initiative documents were placed on the Internet in 2001 and hundreds of journalists, including those at ABC News, were contacted with links to those documents. For the past two years over 500 English and foreign language media articles have been published about the Clinton/ET/Rockefeller Initiative connection.

Given his positions at the White House and the above mentioned subsequent media exposure, it is inconceivable George Stephanopoulos was not aware of the Rockefeller Initiative from the beginning and repeatedly reminded of it in subsequent years.

He had a very difficult decision to make.

Before discussing that decision it is important to acknowledge the media operates under First Amendment constitutional protection. It is free to cover (theoretically) whatever it wants to cover or decline to cover whatever it wishes not to cover. If the United States declared war on Canada and the New York Times elected not to cover the story, that would be the Times’ prerogative. No story or person has a right to be covered. It is up to the journalists – the reporters, editors, producers, and publishers.

Mr. Stephanopoulos is a very smart man who well knew the Rockefeller Initiative was one of the most important political stories of the 20th Century. He had twenty years to engage that story. However, if he did so, it could prove damaging to his former employer and wife and other Clinton administration members.

He decided not to engage. During his twenty years as a nationally recognized television journalist he has interviewed the Clintons and other former administration colleagues many times. He has moderated debates. And, of course, he has had a platform that would have given the story massive national and international attention. He chose to say and do nothing.

George Stephanopoulos is a good man, husband and father. He is a very competent journalist who has done important work. His choice should be respected, but in doing so Burke’s oft-stated quote applies. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” To be fair, the matter at issue is less about evil and more about preventing the human race from moving forward – in other words, preventing reform.

Be assured Mr. Stephanopoulos is not the only journalist in the United States aware of the Rockefeller Initiative or even aware there is an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race. There are even journalist contactees!!

And each day they go to work they have to face the same decision Mr. Stephanopoulos has faced for twenty years.

To those paying attention at the White House and the Pentagon, know it is inevitable the professional sons and daughters of Joseph Pulitzer will eventually do the right thing and the truth embargo WILL END.

But why wait? Carpe diem.

Chronology of Clinton Team Statements

July 1, 2016
Stephen Bassett



What is extraordinary about this list of UFO/ET related statements is that with one exception all were made by members of the Clinton political team dating back to the Rockefeller Initiative (1993-1996). The exception is President Obama, who was most likely brought on board when he selected John Podesta to be the co-chair of his post-election transition staff in November of 2007. There is nothing equivalent in American political history. And with the exception of Webster Hubbell, all have been involved in national politics at the highest level until the present time.

The only logical explanation for this series of statements is the Clinton team knew early on the phenomena was real and extraterrestrial in origin. They were most certainly not briefed by the Pentagon or given tours of highly classified underground facilities. They just needed to be tipped off. And, of course, there is ample evidence already in the public domain confirming the extraterrestrial presence.

Which raises the question: what is the Clinton political team’s agenda behind these statements?


Webster Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General during the first term of the Clinton administration reveals President Clinton asked him to look into the UFO issue at the Dept. of Justice in his book Friends in High Places in 1997.

John Podesta’s comments at the National Press Club on September 22, 2002.

John Podesta’s comments at the National Press Club on September 23, 2003.

Governor Bill Richardson, Congressman and Secretary of Energy and UN Ambassador during the Clinton administration, challenged the Air Forces explanation for the 1947 Roswell, NM events in a foreword to Roswell Dig Diaries – March of 2004.

President Bill Clinton’s remarks at a Hong Kong conference – September 15, 2005.

John Podesta writes a foreword to UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record by Leslie Kean – 2010.

John Podesta’s tweet on last day of job as advisor to President Obama – Feb 13, 2015

President Obama’s comments on Jimmy Kimmel Live – March 13, 2015.

Bill Clinton appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live – April 2, 2015.

President Bill Clinton on Late Show with Stephen Colbert – October 6, 2015.

John Podesta’s tweet to Girls actress Lena Durham regarding Dunham’s Clinton interview – September 29, 2015

Secretary Clinton’s comments to the Conway Daily Sun – December 30, 2015.

President Obama appears on Ellen Degeneres Show – February 11/16.

John Podesta’s interview with KLAS-TV Las Vegas – March 1/16.

Secretary Clinton’s statements on Jimmy Kimmel Live – March 24/16.

John Podesta’s interview with Jake Tapper of CNN – April 8/16.

Secretary Clinton’s comments on The Breakfast Show in New York – April 19/16. (8:30)

John Podesta’s comments at the Code Conference – June 2/16.

End Game Cautions

May 18, 2016
Stephen Bassett


As the Disclosure event draws closer, here are some things you can expect to see:

1) Hoaxing. There is a trickster component to human DNA. We love to hoax, do stunts, play pranks. It’s what we do. UFO/ET hoaxing will increase – perhaps dramatically. Over the decades hoaxing around the ET/UFO issues has been constant, and the government propagated ridicule component of the truth embargo has played a significant role. You can hoax a bomb threat to an airport. All in fun, right? Wrong. You go to jail for ten years. But you can conduct any manner of hoax about the ET phenomena without consequence, and it’s going to get worse.

2) Predictions. People are going to get excited and predictions will follow. This is also human nature and understandable. Just keep in mind that most of these predictions will be arbitrary and wrong.

3) False witnesses. Disclosure will be the biggest show on Earth. Lots of people will want to be on the stage, whether or not they have any connection to the issue itself.

4) Real witnesses. As Disclosure approaches many legitimate military/agency/political witnesses may feel they can finally step forward. Obviously, assessing this process will be complicated by the false witnesses. All that can be asked is the public and the media do their best in applying reason and common sense.

5) Elaborate stories. These are essentially hoaxes of a very advanced level. You will be presented stories of great complexity and depth with long histories. They will be quite entertaining, and they will be completely bogus.

6) Opposition. Disclosure will be the most profound event in human history. There are many who feel it is not time. We should wait until we are more technologically or spiritually advanced. We should let the government decide. Etc. Some of this opposition will be legitimate reflections of concern, and some of it will be propaganda.

7) Disinformation. This is the most difficult task facing the public and media. All of the above may include orchestrated disinformation in which some truth is embedded in order to undermine and slow down the Disclosure process itself. Some of this will be conducted by private citizens who are simply not ready to face the truth. Some of this will be managed by government entities. The latter, of course, will be the more sophisticated. The government is very good at information manipulation.

In the Internet era such actions are easier and more available to more people than ever. Website cutouts are already operating and their number will grow. A great challenge facing the current generation is navigating the mine field of bogus websites being created by governments, corporations, nefarious NGO’s, etc., etc., etc.

This mine field is perhaps the leading reason to get an excellent education. The uneducated will be the victims of this new reality.

Which is to say much effort, time and money will be required if the paradigm shift that is coming and the post-Disclosure world that follows will be an honest transit in service to all and not just a manipulating few. The truth costs. Lies you get for free.

Dr. Edgar Mitchell (1930-2016)

March 2, 2016
Stephen Bassett



Apollo 14 astronaut, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, first spoke out on the ET issue in 1997. In this regard he was following in the footsteps of Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper. Dr. Mitchell had been deeply affected by meetings he had taken at the Pentagon. Significantly he had grown up a few miles from Roswell, NM, and was there – a boy of sixteen – when the historic events of July 1947 took place. 

Many years later his stature as the sixth man to walk on the Moon coupled with his childhood near Roswell prompted many witnesses to the July 1947 events to approach him with their accounts. Some of these witnesses had never spoken to researchers – only to Edgar. This plus the work of many researchers convinced Edgar the Roswell incident was indeed the crash of an extraterrestrial vehicle with bodies recovered, and he said so – publicly.

As is often the case, Dr. Mitchell paid a price for speaking truth to power. Over the next 20 years NASA and the Navy never commented on Edgar’s statements with the minor exception in 2008 when NASA stated, “NASA does not track UFOs. NASA is not involved in any sort of cover-up about alien life on this planet or anywhere in the universe. Dr. Mitchell is a great American, but we do not share his opinions on this issue.”

But NASA was irritated by this truth teller. So, in 2011 NASA sued this American hero to prevent him from auctioning off a camera he had brought back from the Moon. They slapped this man in the face during the months following the death of his son, Adam. He donated the camera to the Air and Space Museum. On September 20, 2012, Congress enacted H.R. 4158, confirming full ownership rights of artifacts to astronauts in Apollo (and Mercury and Gemini) space missions.

One day NASA will answer for this disgrace and for many others.

Dr. Mitchell founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences because he had a great personal interest in the concept of consciousness. His most cherished project was Quantrek. He dreamed of raising very substantial funding so that leading quantum scientists around the world could research the origin of consciousness and other issues such as zero-point energy. That funding never came – an outcome very likely resulting from Edgar’s truth advocacy efforts on the ET issue.

In private discussions Dr. Mitchell told PRG he very much wanted the truth embargo to end. He spoke at two of PRG’s X-Conferences and at the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure. He said, “Steve, let’s break this thing open.”

Dr. Edgar Mitchell, like many others, did not live to witness Disclosure. There me be some in the Pentagon and the CIA and elsewhere who think their truth embargo will outlive everyone who can challenge it – the witnesses and researchers.

They are profoundly mistaken.

Betsy McDonald

February 4, 2016
Stephen Bassett



In April of 2005 PRG held its second X-Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There was an awards ceremony at the Saturday evening banquet at which time PRG gave a postumus Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. James McDonald. Accepting the award was his widow Betsy McDonald. Betsy also participated in a presentation and was part of the panel Q&A that ended the conference.


James McDonald was a highly respected scientist who studied at the University of Omaha, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and earned his Ph.D at Iowa State University. He taught at the University of Chicago for a year, then in 1953, went to the University of Arizona as a professor of meteorology; he eventually became the head of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics in Tucson, Arizona.

The Southwest was interesting place to live in the 1950’s for many reasons. Moving there would change McDonald’s life forever. In 1954, while driving through the Arizona desert with two meteorologists, he spotted an unidentified flying object that none of the men could identify with established science. This sighting would spur McDonald’s interest in UFOs and by the late 1950’s he was investigating UFO reports in Arizona and consulting with the UFO research group NICAP.

Dr. McDonald would go on to raise the awareness of the UFO issue amongst the scientific community, which he did with relentless detail. He was driven, but also had a wife, six children and a job. He literally led two lives as he pursued a full professional career while traveling the country investigating and lecturing on UFO phenomena. He brought the issue directly to the scientific community with hundreds of presentations.  He believed the issue could be resolved with the application of disciplined and rigorous science. He almost succeeded.

From 1954 until 1968 Dr. McDonald posed a significant threat to the government imposed truth embargo. He was a truth seeker running into a wind that grew in strength with each passing year. He was surveilled and sometimes harassed. He was, of course, a target of ridicule from the uninformed or government cutouts, and all this came to a head when he testified at the last congressional hearing on the extraterrestrial presence issue in July of 1968 before the House Committee on Science and Astronautics. 

At the hearing members of the House Committee, in what was very likely planned in advance, went out of their way to humiliate Dr. McDonald, which helped to further shatter his faith in his government and drain his energy to continue the work. 

The path he had chosen put a terrible strain on his marriage. In March of 1971 his wife Betsy asked for a divorce. She had found solace in another man. A month later after secretly putting his affairs in order, McDonald shot himself in the head. He was 51.

In one of the great ironies in the history of science, this man who tried so hard to see the truth for all of us, failed in the attempt but was left blind. For two months he was confined to a wheel chair, and with his wife by his side, eventually recovered a bit of peripheral vision. 

On June 13, 1971 – twenty-four years after Roswell and twenty years before the end of the Cold War and the beginning of the Disclosure movement – Dr. McDonald secretly left the hospital, took a taxi to a quiet place outside of Tucson and shot himself one last time.

We know this mostly due to the work of Ann Druffel and her extraordinary book Firestorm: Dr. James E. McDonald’s Fight for UFO Science. This book has had more than one screenplay option and will most certainly become a major motion picture in the post-Disclosure era.

Betsy McDonald did not divorce her husband, never remarried, and did her best to keep his legacy in tact. She provided her testimony and her husband’s files to Druffel. She came to Gaithersburg, MD in 2005 and accepted his only lifetime achievement award. She spoke of his life to the audience.

Betsy died on December 7, 2015 in Tucson. She was 95. She lived a full life and gave life to six children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. But like her husband and so many others, she did not live to see the end of the truth embargo and the full vindication of his life’s work. 

Perhaps there are some in government who believe they can withhold the truth from the American people until all who supported or fought against the truth embargo are gone – including themselves. They are mistaken and will soon either speak truth to power or cower in their homes and offices while others speak for them. The truth embargo is no longer justified as a matter of national security. It has become an abomination, and it must end.

[Some of the above is quoted from the Wikipedia entry.]

Status: PRG Political Initiative

December 21, 2015
Stephen Bassett

There is only one outcome to the congressional/political initiative currently underway that would constitute success – Disclosure. By that measure the truth advocacy movement has not yet achieved its goal. So we press on. There has been progress. Here is what has been accomplished in 2015.

Via email, fax and 2.5 million Twitter messages, every congressional office, the presidential candidates and 400 reporters, editors and producers have been made aware of the need for new hearings on the extraterrestrial presence issue. The 180+ members of the six targeted congressional committees have received information regarding the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure and much more. All have received requests to meet with PRG, and meetings have taken place with both House and Senate staff.

Congressional offices and political media have also been made aware of two important areas of testimony – nuclear weapons tampering and the Rockefeller Initiative.*

The Disclosure movement has received unprecedented political coverage. PRG has done over 80 media interviews in 2015. The Rockefeller Initiative was appropriately covered and finally referred to by name by the political media twenty-two years after it began. First to do this was Jennifer Harper, Washington Times on February 15. This was followed by Eric Pfieffer, on February 17; Warren Rojas, Roll Call on February 23; A. J. Vicens, Mother Jones on April 3; Robin Seemangal, New York Observer on September 16; and Ben Terris, Washington Post on December 11.

Of particular note is Secretary Clinton, John Podesta, Governor Bill Richardson and others have been queried by reporters regarding the Rockefeller Initiative for the first time. In all cases they have refused to respond. Reporters don’t like that.

The ongoing political initiative, coupled with the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure has triggered a complex and sometimes bizarre dialogue by other means with the Clinton campaign, including President Obama. Twitter messages by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and questions asked during appearances on late night talk shows by Presidents Clinton and Obama are difficult to explain outside the context of internal concern and awareness of the political engagement underway.

All of which is to say that even amidst the media focus on terrorism at home and abroad and the seemingly endless presidential campaign, the Disclosure advocacy movement has gotten the attention of the “powers that be.”

And the first presidential primary is still seven weeks away.

First on PRG’s agenda for 2016 is meeting with and delivering paper sets of the Rockefeller Initiative documents to the six congressional committees and securing interviews on network/cable news venues.

* Effort by Laurance Rockefeller (1993-1996) to convince the Clinton administration to release all UFO related documents in government files to the public and grant amnesty to government witnesses who might come forward with information.


When Will Disclosure Happen?

June 19, 2014
Stephen Bassett


Not surprisingly, the question most ask of me is “when will Disclosure happen?”.  There have been windows of opportunity, which I have pointed out and attempted to capitalize on. Some people have predicted the actual date – always a mistake. No one knows when Disclosure will occur. But the question is asked, and for a number of years my answer has been consistent: Disclosure is inevitable and soon, but will it be soon enough?

It is the “soon enough” aspect of this answer some struggle to understand.

My father served in the Navy during WWII. He was at Quadalcanal among other places of note. I don’t believe he killed anyone, he was a medic. But he saw things, things he never talked about when he returned. Many a father and son became estranged because dad couldn’t talk about the most profound experience in his life, or for that matter, much else.

WWII ended with the firebombing of Japanese cities and the nuclear bombing of two more cities leading to a quick surrender. My father was released through Australia to return to America and conceive one more baby boomer, one more nuclear child, one more potential recruit for the next confllict.

The dogs of war have been chasing the human race down through history for at least eight thousand years. There have been 250 wars just since 1900 generating 80 million war casualties and hundreds of millions of refugees. (Note: the world refugee count recently reached 50 million for the first time since WWII.)

Each war sets the stage for the next. WWII prefaced wars in Korea and Vietnam among many others, and of course, WWIII. The end game was at hand. Humans had finally created weapons that could destroy it all – people, infrastructure, even the biosphere. WWIII would be the crowning achievement of the human race’s love affair with weapons and violence.

But, alas, WWIII became the Cold War. Humans caught a break. Of even greater import, at exactly the same time a pending WWIII morphed into the Cold War it began to rain extraterrestrials around the world.

Apparently the dogs of war were not the only creatures following humans down through the millennia

When the Cold War ended half way through the presidential term of George H. W. Bush, the door to Disclosure opened. From the perspective of the military/intelligence community, Bush would have been the perfect “Disclosure President.”  However, there was a war underway – the Gulf War – giving logic to holding off until Bush’s second term. That second term never came and the door closed

Nine years later the Disclosure advocacy movement was making headway and one hundred media assembled in the ballroom of the National Press Club to be introduced to the testimony of scores of military/agency/political witnesses to events and evidence confirming an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race. The May 9, 2001 press conference produced by the Disclosure Project was a milestone event. The door opened again.

Four months later almost to the day a massive attack took place in New York and Washington, DC. The dogs of war were loose again, a new war with more to follow was a month away, and the door closed.

Twelve years later forty witnesses from ten countries testified in that same ballroom for thirty hours over five days before six former member of the United States Congress. This was not a press conference, it was a citizen hearing, and it was filmed and webcast. The 2013 Citizen Hearing on Disclosure was an unprecedented event, and the door to Disclosure opened again.

The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure was designed and intended to be the prelude to a Congressional Hearing Initiative leading to congressional hearings and the end of the truth embargo “soon enough.”  For this reason the delays that developed after the CHD were painful and concerning for good reason.

As the November launch of the Congressional Hearing Initiative approaches the dogs of war are sniffing new meat and gathering for the next wars. And so it goes.

The global human societal presence is just one coronal mass ejection event, one massive ebola outbreak, one nuclear weapons miscalculation, one global financial meltdown away from chaos. And all this while the biosphere strains under a growing assault on its fundamental structure and balance.

Ultimately the proliferation of nuclear and bio weapons materials and technology unchecked by paradigm change only leads to one outcome – the end of human civilization.

Those who think extraterrestrials will messianically intervene and prevent this outcome without Disclosure first are rolling the existential dice

The CHI will go forward – wars or no wars. We are running out of time.

PRG invites all who understand this dynamic to step forward and support the Congressional Hearing Initiative – now – while it is still “soon enough.”

Disclosure & Contactees

December 5, 2013
Stephen Bassett

At the very center of the extraterrestrial engagement of the human race are the “contactees” – citizens having direct contact with extraterrestrials.*  Their numbers may prove to be astoundingly large. They have had to deal with their experience with no support whatsoever from their government, and until recently, little or no support from family, friends or their community. They include members of every race, religion and social strata, which means there are contactees amongst government officials, military officers, intelligence agency personnel, college professors, scientists, and even members of Congress or their staff.  

Over the past thirty years hundreds of thousands of contactees have come forward with accounts of thier experiences. Most of these were in writing sent privately to researchers.  Others have become very public. Not surprisingly, those of the highest rank and station in government, science, politics, sports and entertainment are much less likely to “come out of the closet.”  Too much to risk. That dichotomy is slowly changing.

The contact phenomenon is THE most powerful and important component of the extraterrestrial engagement. It will pose a huge problem for all governments post-Disclosure.  That said, PRG has chosen to keep this aspect of the ET reality in the background as it pushes for Disclosure. What is sought by the Disclosure movement is the acknowledgement of the extraterrestrial presence. The details of that presence will be sorted out in the post-Disclosure world to follow.

PRG executive director Stephen Bassett’s decision to take on the ET issue was greatly influenced by Dr. John E. Mack and his book Abduction: Human Encounters with AliensHe began his journey at Dr. Mack’s Program for Extraordinary Experience Research in Cambridge, MA.  

Contactees around the world have been the unsung interface between two worlds.  They have had to carry that burden alone abandoned by their own government. PRG’s advocacy work is and always has been dedicated to resolving that circumstance so their burden can be shared by all seven billion humans on this planet. 

* There is not yet a consensus on the terminology for this component of the phenomena.  PRG chooses to use “contactee” as the umbrella term covering all the types of contact being reported. This would include unrequested, forced removal – abductees; requested contact; simple encounters; communication via the mind only – channelling; and other less common modalities.