On the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure 6th Anniversary

Given today is the 6th anniversary of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure held at the National Press Club, April 29 – May 3, 2013, it is a good time to revisit this event and what followed.

At the time it was PRG’s most important and ambitious project since PRG’s founding in 1996. It would be supplanted by the 2016 Election Initiative. More on that later.

As most reading this know, 42 witnesses and researchers were brought to Washington, DC to testify for 30 hours over five days to six former members of the U.S. Congress. The main ballroom of the National Press Club was configured to resemble a congressional hearing and similar protocols were followed.

The CHD was part of a larger strategy. The event itself was designed to show members of Congress how actual, comprehensive hearings on the UAP/ extraterrestrial issues might look, impress members of the press with the quality of the witnesses and evidence, attract media attention to Disclosure, give unprecedented exposure to witnesses and researchers and send a message to the President of the United States living just two blocks away. In these ways it succeeded.

Of greater significance was the CHD being the opening maneuver leading into the 2016 election campaign, and the timing was perfect. Early in 2013 it was clear the coming presidential election campaign would likely be the longest and most expensive in history and would feature a candidate well ahead in the polls who had a connection to the UAP/extraterrestrial issue going back to March of 1993. This connection would also include her likely campaign manager, her husband and the sitting president. There had never been and probably never would be a better opportunity to drive the extraterrestrial presence issue into the heart of a presidential election.

The plan of action was to first send a full, physical record of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure to every member of Congress (535 voting, 6 non-voting). By intention the first day of testimony included three hours regarding the connection between the Clinton political team and the extraterrestrial issue. The DVDs were shipped on November 5, 2014.

In late November of 2014 I returned to Washington, DC to manage the two-year 2016 campaign political initiative. This was made possible by approximately $40,000 in funding support. First on the agenda was to hire back my publicist, Janet Donovan. Over 35 years Ms. Donovan had become a legend in Washington, DC famed for knowing just about everybody of importance in town, politics and media, including quite a few Hollywood celebs from out of town,

In December of 2014 we began to present the story of the Clinton/ET connection on the DC based national media. The first article springing from the political initiative was on November 24, 2014 in the Washington Times by Jennifer Harper. She would go on to write nine more.

The first ever mention of the phrase “Rockefeller Initiative” in a mainstream newspaper occurs in an article in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune by Billy Cox on January 12, 2015.

Between November 5, 2014 and February 12, 2015, twelve articles were written about the Clinton/ET connection. This would lead to the first statement from the Clinton campaign. It came from John Podesta.

However, it is worth noting the first response from the Clinton team to PRG’s strategy actually came prior to the election campaign in April of 2014. In March of 2014 PRG announced publicly it would launch the political initiative on March 31 with the shipping of the CHD DVDs to Congress. Knowing the DVD held three hours of testimony on the Rockefeller Initiative, President Clinton arranged to be interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel on April 2, 2014 and asked about the extraterrestrial issue. In DC parlance this is called “getting out in front.” The interview generated modest coverage on ABC News, CBS NewsTime Magazine, the New York Daily News and elsewhere.

Unbeknownst to President Clinton PRG had delayed the DVD shipment. When that became public nothing more on the subject would be heard form the Clinton team until February 13, 2015 in the form of the now infamous “regret tweet.” Why?

PRG’s strategy was to put pressure on the Clinton campaign via articles in the MSM media and any complementary television coverage – there was little of that. More important than the articles was the way reporters at major newspapers do their job. If a reporter is contemplating writing or writing a story referencing public officials, let alone the leading candidate to be President of the United States, they have to call such persons to give them a chance to refute, corroborate, or comment on the story. So, reporters began to contact the office of John Podesta and the Clinton campaign office for comments. This created a dilemma.

While the Clinton/ET connection had been in the public arena since 2001 -though with minimal coverage – the campaign had no intention whatsoever to talk about ETs, UAPs or anything related. In their view it would be too risky. Whatever their plans regarding Disclosure, they would have to wait until Secretary Clinton was in the White House before that was put on the table.

When reporters started calling their offices, they knew the wolves were at the door. The campaign understood they couldn’t just stonewall the press, but they couldn’t engage the press. John Podesta is a very smart political operative. He devised a brilliant plan involving making limited statements by the Clinton team in controlled conditions, but not engaging the press in Q&A. With this approach the press might be satisfied the campaign was not trying to pretend hundreds of articles about the Clinton/ET connection were not being printed. Feed the wolves some doggy treats and hope for the best.

The goal was to prevent at all costs the Clinton/ET connection coming up in any of the debates. Better to answer questions about Benghazi than ETs. It worked. Nothing came up in the debates and the campaign shut down any ET related comments after June 2, 2016.

Ultimately over 400 articles about the Clinton/ET connection were published worldwide through to the election. Some of those articles referred to a new facet of the connection involving a project led by musician and activist Tom DeLonge. Shortly thereafter Secretary Clinton lost the election.

The aforementioned project would come to be known as the To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science (TTS/AAS). It is the most important development in the history of the Disclosure movement. It will almost certainly be a critical part of ending the truth embargo. [Note: you can find hundreds of articles referencing the TTS/ASS and AATIP HERE  and over 100 related video and audio interviews HERE.]

The TTS/AAS was in development throughout 2015 and 2016. It is tempting to speculate the hundreds of articles PRG was generating about the Cinton/ET connection and the statements coming from the Clinton team played a role in shaping the decision by members of the military/intelligence complex to step into the public arena with such a bold project. Had DoD insiders, like PRG, come to the conclusion Secretary Clinton would move to disclose the ET presence when she became President Clinton? PRG looks forward to learning more about the complex internal decision process that led to the TTS/AAS.

To all the volunteers, production staff, committee members, witnesses, researchers and funders who made possible the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, thank you for helping to create an important event that made a difference and still makes a difference. Disclosure is inevitable. It’s not a matter of if, but when. I look forward to working with all of you in the post-Disclosure world.