There are no shortage of terribly ridiculous claims that the left made about the potential presidency of Hillary Clinton back in 2016, but nothing nearly as ridiculous as what John Podesta is blathering about this week on Ancient Aliens.
Yes, you read that correctly: John Podesta, the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s doomed bid for the White House in 2016 was on the 13th season premiere of Ancient Aliens – the television show that put the nail in the coffin of the once-venerable History Channel.
For those of you not familiar with the concept of the show, let me enlighten you.
Several “experts” and authors have considered the possibility that humanity’s technological achievements in the ancient past may have been inspired by visitation from otherworldly beings. These beings would have been responsible for a number of megalithic structures and advances in medicine, propulsion, and civilization, with ancient Egypt being the most frequently cited example of this possibility.
Is it a little wild? You bet. But it’s an interesting concept to ponder, and, as such, has ensnared a number of well known Americans in the process. John Podesta and Blink 182’s Tom Delonge being two of those people. In fact, a relationship between the two was outed by Wikileaks during their massive publication of Hillary campaign emails.
The guitarist sent his first note to manager John Podesta in October 2015, though the two had previously met, as DeLonge introduced himself as, “The one who interviewed you for that special documentary not to [sic] long ago.” DeLonge goes on to discuss a multimedia project – ostensibly his vast To the Stars effort – before requesting another meeting with Podesta.
“I would like to bring two very ‘important’ people out to meet you in DC,” DeLonge wrote. “I think you will find them very interesting, as they were principal leadership relating to our sensitive topic. Both were in charge of most fragile divisions, as it relates to Classified Science and DOD topics. Other words, these are A-Level officials. Worth our time, and as well the investment to bring all the way out to you.”
DeLonge contacted Podesta again this January, sending an email with the subject, “General McCasland,” apparently a reference to a former Air Force official with (according to DeLonge) information relating to the infamous Roswell crash. In the email, DeLonge insisted that McCasland was not a skeptic — despite the General’s own previous insistence — and added, “When Roswell crashed, they shipped it to the laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. General McCasland was in charge of that exact laboratory up to a couple years ago. He not only knows what I’m trying to achieve, he helped assemble my advisory team. He’s a very important man.”
Now, Podesta is back, claiming that Donald Trump’s electoral win is the only reason that we aren’t currently working on the “alien issue”, claiming that Hillary Clinton was the only candidate willing to work toward what Podesta and Delonge call “disclosure”.
And, in order to not hyperbolize his appearance, here is a direct transcript from the show:
NARRATOR: Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, is well-known for his interest in UFO and extraterrestrial encounters, and according to him, so is she.
PODESTA: Secretary Clinton, likewise, was also kind of interested in the topic, and during the course of the campaign said that, if elected, she would have ordered a more thorough declassification review …
NARRATOR: Many believe that had Clinton won, there would have been a seismic shift from the government’s long-held policy of secrecy concerning UFO investigations to a new policy of full disclosure.
PODESTA: The system of regulation that creates our secrecy system — what’s top secret, what’s confidential, these lower levels of classification — that’s regulated and has been since the Truman administration by executive order of the president. The president sets forward the general rules of classification, and some presidents have been more forthcoming, wanted less secrecy, some have tightened the reins and wanted more secrecy. It makes a difference.
Spoiler alert: No.
At least now we can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that Americans made the correct choice back in 2016.