From November 4, 2014 though December 8, 2016 PRG conducted a political initiative specifically targeting presidential candidate Secretary Hillary Clinton. The initiative was planned years in advance, and it’s goal was to provoke the political media to generate a plethora of articles connecting Candidate Clinton, her campaign chairman John Podesta and President Clinton to the UAP issues. PRG was convinced Secretary Clinton desired to be the “Disclosure President.” The initiative sought to: 1) generate media coverage during the campaign and the presidential transition to such a degree Secretary Clinton could not back out of that intention, and 2) generate public awareness and support to help candidate Clinton move toward Disclosure early in her administration.
How was this to be effected?
When Secretary Clinton began her second presidential candidacy she and her closest advisers carried with them a two decades old secret – the origin of the Clinton/ET connection. This connection began when billionaire philanthropist and friend of the Clintons, Laurance Rockefeller, approached the White House in March of 1993 with a proposal to release all UFO related documents in government files and grant amnesty to witnesses who might come forward in the process. The Clinton administration did not see this coming. The announcing fax came through the door of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) headed by the President’s science adviser Dr. John Gibbons. His response was basically, “Who ordered this?”
Thus began what would come to called the “Rockefeller Initiative.” It would continue off and on for three and a half years ending just before the 1996 election. Though this effort by Rockefeller and twenty private citizens would fail, it will eventually prove to be one of the most important political events in American history.
As the November 1996 election approached the Clintons and their closest political colleagues and advisers, which included John Podesta, Leon Panetta, Mack McLarty, Webster Hubbell, George Stephanopoulus, Al Gore, Bill Richardson and Dr. John Gibbons, explicitly or tacitly agreed to never speak publicly about the Rockefeller Initiative in service to their downstream political ambitions.
Of equal significance the mainstream political media made no effort to query them on Rockefeller’s effort for the next next eighteen years. In December of 2014 that would change.
The platform upon which PRG’s political initiative would stand was the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure (CHD) conducted at the National Press Club from April 29 to May 3, 2013.
Thirty hours of testimony by 42 witnesses was heard by six former members of the House and Senate over five days in a mock congressional hearing. All thirty hours were recorded and included three hours of testimony on the Rockefeller Initiative.
It took over a year to edit and prepare the video record of this testimony, which includes a full edited transcript prepared by Dr. Joseph Buchman. On November 5, 2014 the political initiative began when PRG shipped the 30-hour video record of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure to all congressional offices. The 10-disk DVD sets included a letter signed by the CHD witnesses asking for new congressional hearings on the extraterrestrial presence issue.
In December of 2014 PRG contracted with its publicist to begin approaching political media based in Washington, DC about the ET connection to the leading presidential candidate. Also, at that time PRG began approaches to the offices of House and Senate members sitting on appropriate committees regarding the need for new congressional hearings on the extraterrestrial presence question.
Shortly after the CHD DVD sets were shipped PRG launched a Twitter/Facebook campaign to alert the Congress and the media that something important required their attention. Over the next six months two and half million Twitter, Facebook and email messages were generated targeting congressional offices and political media announcing the engagement of the Clinton election campaign, the delivery of the CHD DVD sets and the need for new Congressional Hearings. This “Twitter Storm” would expand to include all Democrat and Republican presidential candidates.
An Open Letter to the leading presidential candidate Secretary Clinton was published widely on the Internet.
On February 5, 2015 the Disclosure Petition VII – Congressional Hearing ended its run on the White House website with 13,897 signatures. Of the 68 active petitions it was #3 at that time. The petition accomplished its primary mission to inform the White House of the Initiative. [Why send a letter or email to the White House few if any will see when you can post your message on its website for a month?]
Thirteen years of engaging the media since 2001 about the Rockefeller Initiative combined with the candidacy of the first woman presidential nominee by a major political party paid off. The wheels of the Fourth Estate began to turn.
The first article by Jennifer Harper appeared in the Washington Times on November 24, 2014. Thus began the most extensive engagement in history by media of the politics of the extraterrestrial presence question and Disclosure. Before it was over 400+ articles were generated in the English press and likely a similar number in foreign language press, members of the Clinton campaign would publicly address the ET issue twelve times, 140 articles reference to PRG’s political initiative and its executive director Stephen Bassett, PRG would give over 100 media interviews, two dozen meetings were taken on Capitol Hill with congressional staff, and PRG would eventually be in an explicit source relationship with 42 reporters including two with three Pulitzer Prizes and three nominations between them.
The Clinton/ET connection was in the process of generating a media frenzy powerful enough to move the boulder away from the door of the truth embargo. The failure of two dozen television news hosts to ask a single question of Secretary Clinton or the twenty other presidential candidates during 36 election debates and forums about the Clinton/ET connection being covered around the globe prevented the story from reaching critical mass.
Very few have a comprehensive picture of this political initiative or know how close it came to succeeding. Let’s take a closer, chronological look at what transpired.
The Clinton/ET Connection Begins with the Rockefeller Initiative
The Clinton team leaves the White House on January 20, 2001. They never speak of the Rockefeller Initiative again publicly, but over the next ten years there are some interesting moments.
Watch and listen to this video closely. Media personality and investigative reporter Ben Hansen did an intriguing workup on this interview. It is worth a viewing. Here is some press coverage of that interview.
CBS News 4/3/14
ABC News 4/3/14
New York Daily News 4/3/14
International Business Times 4/3/14
Daily Caller 4/3/14
Video and Print Record of Clinton Campaign ET Related Statements
On his last day serving in the White House as an adviser to the President – knowing he is about to become co-chair of the Clinton campaign – he puts out a last Tweet on his White House account. It is shown below, and it is remarkable on several levels.
Note the phrase “once again.” He seems to be referring all the way back to 1993-1996 when he and President Clinton were denied any access to the desired UFO files without referring specifically to the Initiative that dare not speak its name. He uses the hashtag #disclosure. That hastag was prominent in the million plus Tweets generated by PRG’s “Tweet Storm” throughout November, December and January. He copies Maureen Dowd of the New York Times. Why? On June 25, 1997, not long after the end of the Rockefeller Initiative, Ms. Dowd wrote an intriguing column titled We Are Not Alone. He was almost daring her to interview his candidate. She never did.
Sample Television Coverage of the Clinton/ET Connection
MSNBC Meet The Press Daily 5/11/16
MSNBC Andrea Mitchell Reports 5/11/16
CNN Erin Burnett Out Front 5/14/16
NBC Sunday Today 5/15/16
ABC World News Tonight 5/15/16
MSNBC Morning Joe 5/27/16
Sample Print Coverage of the Clinton/ET Connection
Washington Times 11/24/14
Washington Times 1/20/15
Huffington Post 2/17/15
Roll Call 2/23/15
New York Magazine 2/24/15
Mother Jones Magazine 4/3/15
New Republic 7/16/15
Huffington Post 8/31/15
Roll Call 9/3/15
New York Observer 9/16/15
Washington Post 12/11/15
Conway Daily Sun 12/30/15
New Republic 1/4/16
Washington Times 1/4/16
New York Observer 1/16/16
Washington Times 1/17/16
Roll Call 2/11/16
Mother Jones 3/2/16
Mother Jones 3/4/16
Daily Caller 3/25/16
Washington Post 4/8/16
Huffington Post 4/12/16
New York Times 5/10/16
Washington Times 5/12/16
The London Times 5/13/16
Pacific Standard Mag 5/13/16
Washington Times 5/15/16
Chicago Tribune 5/17/16
Chicago Tribune 5/20/16
Vanity Fair 6/3/16
NBC News 6/26/16
Washington Times 10/16/16
Huffington Post 10/18/16
Mother Jones 10/26/16
NBC News 10/31/16