Extraterrestrial Politics in the Clinton White House Part 6 : Hillary’s Involvement
A poll reveals that almost half of all Americans think the government is hiding evidence of UFOs from the public. The other half thinks that the evidence of UFOs existed, but it was "misplaced" by Hillary Clinton. One of the many Clinton jokes that circulated on the Internet
I'm getting my facts straight. (Laughter.) First of all, let me say that Hillary and I are delighted to have all of you here. The story Hillary told about her fascination with space is not apocryphal, it is real. I heard it a long time before I ever thought she would be telling it before a microphone. And so this is a thrilling day for us. President Bill Clinton 1998
We’ll have a woman President by 2010. Hillary Clinton statement during the 1992 campaign.
A young girl interested in public service can be told with a straight face that she too could grow up to be president. Hillary Rodham Clinton
A review of the nearly 1,000 pages of UFO files from OSTP have revealed that yet another powerful member of the Clinton White House was involved in the UFO briefings, and also in the actual attempt to bring the issue to President Clinton. That person, whose name appears more than once in the OSTP documents, was the Presidents wife Hillary Clinton.
Hillarys UFO involvement may have come simply from the fact that she played a strong role in many of the Clinton White House decisions. Hillary, in fact liked to quote people who referred to her and Bill in the White House as getting two for the price of one, a blue-light special. Hillary did not hide the fact that she liked the co-presidency idea.
The President asked Hillarys opinion on almost every issue. She was so much a part of the Presidents decisions that Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward commented, "Id go as far as to say shes part of Bill Clintons brain." It was reported that Hillary usually had more to say in staff meetings than the President, and she wasnt afraid to say what she had on her mind.
Chief pollster and strategist Dick Morris, the Presidents key pollster and strategist, stated in an interview with Peter Jennings that Hillary "had tremendous power, and was a crucial element in the White House in 93 and 94." In fact when asked, Morris agreed with the rumor that Hillary "was the power behind the throne."
Morris concluded, in fact, that Hillary was being viewed so strongly in the public, she was making the President look "weak, wishy-washy, and ineffective." When the democrats lost seats in the 1994 mid-term elections, Morris advised the President "that Hillary withdraw from overt participation in White House staff meetings and politics, so that the impression of a secret hidden power not sap her husbands image and undermine perceptions of his strength."
Hillary was not a typical First Lady. She had, for example, more senior aides on her staff than the Vice-President. She requested the office of the Vice-president, and although she did not get it she did it, she did become the only First Lady in history to have an office in the West Wing. Not only was she the only First Lady to have an office there, she was the first to have an office there for her chief of staff as well. The two offices were not only in the West Wing, they were office spaces reserved for the senior executives. This created a situation where Dee Dee Myers, the Presidents Press Secretary, was relegated to a small corner office.
Hillary was one of the six key people who sat around a table in Little Rock during the transition, and picked the key people for top White House jobs. Those sitting on the transition team stated, "she knows more about this than most of us do." Discussions took place during this time about actually giving Hillary a title in the new Administration. One of the titles considered was the Presidents Chief of Staff, a position Hillary had wanted.
For this and her other independent actions, Hillary was often described in unflattering terms. "The American Spectator," for example, described Hillary as "the Lady Macbeth of Little Rock: consuming ambition, inflexibility of purpose, domination of pliable husband, and an unsettling lack of tender human feeling, along with the affluent contempt for traditional female roles." Sara Polk, a third First Lady with Hillary like personal traits, was also accused of "ruling her husband and influencing his political decisions." First Lady Sara, in fact, was so involved in her role as her husbands advisor that it got her in hot water with female guests to the White House. They would find themselves standing alone following official functions. Sara, their host, would be off in the other room discussing politics with their husbands.
Not only was Hillarys strong presence inside the white House an asset to being in on UFO discussions, but she held a long time interest in space. She had, after all, decided at fourteen that she might like to be an astronaut. This desire led her to write a letter to NASA to obtain information on what steps she should take to achieve her dream. What she received back "infuriated" her. She was told NASA was not taking any female astronauts.
As well as space, Hillary also exhibited a strong liking for items of the paranormal like UFOs. It was an interest she shared with her husband, as well as many past Presidents and first ladies in history.
It now appears that Rockefeller might have been aware of Hillarys interest in the UFO subject. Rockefeller had after all known the Clintons prior to their election, and had contributed to their campaign. His brother Winthrop had like Bill Clinton been Governor of Arkansas.
William Laparl had stated that it was the scuttlebutt in high levels of government and in the CIA that both the Clintons were somewhat interested in Ufology prior to being elected. "She was particularly interested at one point," said Laparl, "and she was asking a lot of questions."
When I mentioned to Laparl that some researchers did not believe Hillary was in the loop, Laparl went one step further. "She was almost an equal mover with him on this," Laparl said. "I would not give him any more weight at all on this UFO thing. If anything she may have slightly been pushing it more than he was. Thats the way I read the situation."
Dick Farley, who was part the Rockefeller team that was providing UFO material to Dr. Gibbons and his staff, is one of those that doubts Hillarys involvement. This belief is based partly on fact that Scott Jones had told Farley that Hillary was not in the loop.
Farley, however, publicly wrote of an incident that seems to contradict the "unknowing Hillary" theory. In an article Farley posted to the Internet he reported that on February 4, 1994, following the second briefing of the Presidents Science Advisor, "Laurance, Henry (Diamond) and Scott (Jones) visited the First Lady's office and met briefly with her assistant (Chief of Staff Maggie Williams)." Such a meeting in the West Wing clearly appeared to illustrate that Hillarys role in the Clinton White Houses handling of the UFO situation, was one that started almost at the beginning of the Clinton administration. It at least indicates that Rockefeller thought it important enough to make his way over to Hillarys office in the West Wing of the White House to talk UFOs.
Paranormal First Ladies
The idea that a First Lady might have an interest in UFOs goes all the way back to Mrs. Betty Ford. During 1966 Gerald Fords made congressional requests for an investigation into UFO sightings that were occurring in his home state of Michigan. It was rumored, however, that it was his wife Betty who had the interest in the UFO subject. Her congressman husband, as the story goes, was only following her direction in asking for an investigation.
Nancy Reagan continued the First Lady trend with her strong interest in UFOs as well as in other areas of the paranormal. Both of her interests were shared by President Reagan. Nancy was present for Ronald Reagans first reported UFO sighting prior to attending a dinner party in California. When Reagan had his second sighting, he reported it to Nancy as soon as he arrived home. According to Norman C. Millar, to whom Reagan told the story, Ronald and Nancy Reagan had done personal research on UFOs following the sighting. This research had uncovered many things, including the fact that there were references to UFOs in Egyptian history.
Although Ronald and Nancy Reagan have been written up by many historians as not always in touch with reality, the fact is that many first families who had occupied 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, were also according to available records, quite interested in things of the paranormal. A quick review shows that it was not unusual at all to find a First Lady or president with an interest in ghost, séances, or UFOs. Consider for example:
The fact then that OSTP files hint that Hillary Clinton continued the trend of interest in UFOs by first ladies should come as no surprise. These OSTP references, along with other public UFO statements, show that Hillary led all First Ladies in her strong interest in UFOs and other paranormal areas of study.
At times Hillarys interest in UFOs appeared to be one of quiet support or curiosity. In May 1995 Hillary was asked to present a lecture at a conference, sponsored by Hillarys friend Laurance Rockefeller, which dealt with the impact of possible future extraterrestrial contact. Patti Solis, Director of Scheduling for the First Lady wrote, "Mrs. Clintons official schedule will not permit her to accept the invitation." Hillary may have been interested in UFOs, but a public speech on the topic was a bit too much of an "outing."
The Clintons Get Briefed
The month of August is a hot steamy month in the nations capitol. It is the usual time for the President to escape the heat of the city and the heat of the many congressional skirmishes.
The month of August 1995 would be hotter than most Presidential Augusts in history. As well as ultimately being the month when the first family would get a briefing on UFOs from Laurance Rockefeller, it was the month of Monica Lewinsky. It would be the start of the end of the Clinton presidency.
Monica Lewinsky had worked at the White House, first as an intern, and then as an employee, from July 1995 to April 1996. The month of August 1995, was the month that Monica Lewinsky characterized to investigators as the month when she began "intense flirting" with the President.
On August 10th, Monica appeared in a green dress and flirted with the President at a birthday party that was being held for Bill Clinton by staff in the White House. On August 14, at a departure ceremony for the departing President, Monica was again there to wish the President good-bye. Days later, the President would be at the Rockefeller Ranch in Wyoming listening to a pitch for the reality of visiting extraterrestrials.
The first clear indication that Hillary was to play an active role in the UFO policy inside the Clinton White House came when a story was published by the New York Post that Bill and Hillary Clinton had been briefed on the UFO subject, in August 1995, while the first family was on vacation at the Rockefeller Teton Ranch outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
This briefing was not done by the CIA or any other government agency. It was done by the then 85-year-old billionaire philanthropist and Clinton friend Laurance Rockefeller. With both Clintons in attendance, he presented an oral briefing designed to present the best evidence for UFOs, and his reasoning why all UFO documents should be declassified.
The UFO briefing was done during the Clintons scheduled seventeen day holiday. The Clintons were staying at the 8000 sq. ft. Villa (known as the JY ranch) of Laurances nephew West Virginia Senator John D. Rockefeller located at the south end of the Teton National Park.
As reported by Dick Farley, the CIA had attempted to "shield" Clinton from the people like Rockefeller and Greer who were trying to enlighten the President about UFOs. For that reason Rockefeller chose to do the briefing away from the White House where the CIA would have less control, and less ability to block his UFO efforts. The Wyoming vacation presented the prime opportunity as few of Clintons top people were at the ranch during the vacation period. The only one known to have been there was Erskine Bowles who arrived the morning of the briefing. Even press secretary Mike McCurry was on holidays. The assistant press secretary Ginny Terzano was holding down the fort.
The UFO briefing occurred due to a combination of Rockefellers power and determination to bring the problem of UFO secrecy to the President. It was also aided by the Presidents interest in UFOs and frustration at not being able to find out what was going on. The President was ready to hear the story and Rockefeller was ready to tell it. It would be the first of what Richard Farley called "several direct contacts" between Rockefeller and Clinton away from the White House.
Moreover, Rockefeller had become tired at what he considered the continued cover-up surrounding UFOs, and the effort by those surrounding Clinton to shield the President from his UFO Initiative. Rockefellers was determined to play hardball to get the ear of the President. This was evidenced by a pressure tactic that the White House handlers learned about just prior to the UFO briefing given to Bill and Hillary in Wyoming.
During the first UFO briefing given to Clintons Science Advisor in March 1993, Laurance Rockefeller had discussed the possibility of a public campaign in major U.S. newspapers to "encourage the President to change the policy of secrecy silence and disinformation he inherited concerning the UFO phenomena."
As Rockefellers campaign for Disclosure proceeded, Rockefeller held back on using the intensive pressure he had warned about in the first briefing with Clintons Science Advisor. At a private meeting in Georgetown in late 1993, Dr. Steven Greer questioned Rockefeller about why he wasnt "intensifying the pressure." Rockefeller responded that he was limited because the rest of the Rockefeller family was not in favor of what he was doing.
In August 1995, as Rockefeller was preparing his briefing for President Clinton things had changed. The soft sell approach was not working. Rockefeller decided to tighten the screws to let others (those blocking his UFO Initiative in the CIA and White House) know he meant business.
It may have been this pressure that finally led to the White House handlers to allow the Rockefeller UFO show and tell session. In one of the documents found in Clinton OSTP files there is a letter where C.B. Scott Jones outlined the threat to Clintons Science Advisor.
Attached to the letter Jones attached one of the proposed ads that Rockefeller was proposing to place in The News York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and others.
On the subject of UFO Phenomena -
What Do You Know. When Did You Learn It?
Have you Shared it With Congress?
When Will You Talk To The American People About It?
The Subject is as Important as any We Will
Ever Face. Dont try to go it Alone.
This Information Belongs to the World.
Although some around President Clinton seemed determined to exclude UFOs from the presidential list of "things to do," Clinton himself, had always exhibited a strong interest in the subject of UFOs.
In many of his public speeches he mentioned UFOs or joked about them. One example was when he commented quite positively over the 1996 alien invasion movie "Independence Day." The movie had been screened for Bill and Hillary Clinton in the White House on July 6 by Bill Pullman who played the president in the movie, along with director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin.
Not only did he talk openly about the movie with reporter Tom Brokaw, he even found a moral in the fictional alien story of aliens attacking the earth. That moral Clinton attached to his comment was exactly the same one former President Reagan had attached to his alien invasion comments made between 1985 and 1987.
Clintons UFO interest would have meant that he fully welcomed Rockefellers UFO briefing as part of his vacation. It was a matter of action and policy which Clinton loved, even on holidays. Holidays were things that Clinton hated. Vacation represented inaction and being cut off from the people. He usually didnt sleep well on holidays, and was usually in a bad mood.
Nothing, however, was put out by the White House Press Office which indicated UFOs were on the vacation agenda. This was undoubtedly because it was not an item high in the polls, and the possible damage that might occur by announcing the meeting could not be justified by the few votes that might be gained.
The press did not make any mention of the UFO briefing, perhaps because they were sidetracked by another story that had run in the local paper. Rumors circulated among the reporters, the day after Clinton arrived at the Rockefeller Ranch, that Barbra Streisand was in Jackson Hole, and might have had supper with the President.
Such as story was an addictive high for reporters. Streisand had stayed over night at the White House in 1993, at the same time that Hillary at been at her fathers deathbed in Little Rock. When she returned home, Hillary had reportedly banned Streisand from the White House when she was out of town. The possibility that Clinton and Streisand had dined together was the main story at the August 18, 1995 news conference.
What might not be known in the public mind is that even the Presidents vacation is part of the constant search for votes. In August 1995 Clinton was behind in the polls to Bob Dole, and every public move on the vacation was carefully orchestrated to attract votes. He was encouraged, for example, not to hunt because Dole already had these voters. The same went for golfing which greatly upset Clinton. Items such as baseball, hiking, and camping were identified as swing voter areas of interest. It then comes as no surprise to see that Bill and Hillary went hiking and camping during the vacation. Clinton, frustrated at the idea golfers would be for Dole, asked if golfing would be OK if he wore a baseball hat.
The Presidents statement to the press was that he intended to rest, and play some golf. The assistant Press Secretary stated nothing more than "I think you can expect them to go out and have fun. Its a vacation."
Behind the scenes, however, the planned UFO briefing had been ready for weeks. Dr. Steven Greer was one of the people who had provided Rockefeller with material that would be used in the briefing. Days before Clinton left for his vacation Greer wrote James Dorskind, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Correspondence, informing him that he and his group would be available to help with the Presidential UFO briefing should there be problems.
Clintons Science Advisor, Jack Gibbons, wrote a memorandum to President Clinton attempting to prepare the President for the Rockefeller briefing. He titled it "Inquiry from Laurance Rockefeller." It was a memo in which Gibbons indirectly tried to tell the President that the briefing would be a waste of time. He wrote that he and his staff had already been down the UFO road with Rockefeller and that there was no evidence to support Rockefellers concerns. He wrote,
When the UFO briefing actually took place is not certain, but it occurred before or after the 49th birthday party given for the President at the home of World Bank President James Wolfensohn near the Rockefeller Ranch, on the evening of the August 19.
Some like C. B. Scott Jones, who had been involved with Rockefeller in the first UFO briefing given to a member of the Clinton administration, was not too certain that the White House would ever let the briefing take place. On August 23, 1995, he wrote to Jack Gibbons trying to find out what had happened.
As Dr. Greer had been providing material for the briefing, and was corresponding with Dorskind at the White House, this author asked Greer at the 2000 Spring Laughlin World UFO Congress what the Presidents reaction had been to the Rockefeller presentation. Greer stated
According to researcher and author Whitley Strieber, Rockefeller confirmed to him that both Bill and Hillary had appeared when he discussed his hope that the Clinton White House would bring UFO disclosure.
It should be noted that no matter what happened regarding UFOs at the JY Ranch - it was not a "briefing" in the classic government sense. An official briefing is never done on a one-on-one basis. A briefing is a concise review of a subject for an official by someone who is an government expert in the field - not a civilian. This technical point also holds true for the Greer-Woosley encounter in December 1993 which was also described by many accounts as a briefing.
In addition to Hillary being included in the Rockefeller briefing given to Bill Clinton during the 1995 vacation, the Clinton OSTP files give another hint at the key involvement by Hillary in the Rockefeller UFO Initiative.
As mentioned before, for a period of three years Rockefeller worked on a letter to be sent to the President on the UFO subject. Although not explicitly stated in the OSTP files, it appeared that Rockefeller had been discouraged from sending the letter to the President it by Jack Gibbons.
On November 1, 1995, Rockefellers lawyer Henry L. Diamond sent Jack Gibbons the latest version of Rockefeller letter to the President. As had happened before Diamond proposed that it was time the President saw the letter. "Laurance thinks," wrote Diamond, "it is perhaps timely to send a letter to the President."
More important than the fact that Rockefeller was again threatening a direct UFO letter to the President, is the fact that Diamond announced to Gibbons the identity of the person who had helped in the drafting of the Presidential letter. The people helping Rockefeller with the UFO letter were none other than Hillary Clinton and her staff.
"Attached are," wrote Diamond, "a draft letter to the President which Laurance has been discussing with Mrs. Clinton and her staff." The draft of the Hillary aided November 1995 letter to the President read as follows:
Dear President Clinton,
Re: Lifting Secrecy on Information About
Extraterrestrial Intelligence as Part
of the Current Classification review
For some time in connection with my concern for human values, I have been interested in the enhancement of spirituality and holistic healing as well as the development of a new paradigm of consciousness. This involves an appreciation of the close relationship between science and religion and the wisdom of approaching them together rather than separately.
As result of extensive conversations with researchers in these areas, as well as my own informal study, I have come to believe that the question of life elsewhere in the cosmos is of paramount importance. Your initiative in bringing greater openness to government through the current review of the classification of government documents to eliminate unnecessary secrecy, offers an extraordinary opportunity to advance our knowledge of this question.
This letter is to request, that, as part of this reassessment, you personally and specifically direct a review of current government information policy concerning Extraterrestrial Intelligence (ETI), including Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). It is widely believed that various information concerning the existence of non - existence of UFOs, and that it has been unnecessarily withheld from the public as classified for reasons of national security. If this information were released, it would be received as evidence of a new spirit of partnership between government and its citizens.
The current classification review is a good step. However, Mr. President, from past experience there is every reason to believe that without your personal initiative available information of ETI and UFOs will not be released in a meaningful way. This is to urge you to expand and accelerate the important movement towards openness you have initiated. We would like to suggest the following steps:
1. Direct that information about ETI and UFOs be given priority in the current classification review.
2. Appoint a coordinator for government information about ETI and UFOs to bring together information from all federal agencies involved, such as the Department of Defense, the Air Force, NASA, the CIA and other parts of the intelligence community. Your Science Advisor, Jack Gibbons, might well be the right person for this role.
3. Make it known through federal agencies, such as those named above, that anyone having information about ETI or UFOs will be granted amnesty from relevant oaths or other government constraints.
These steps, I respectfully suggest, would further not only be the cause of scientific inquiry and knowledge, but also that of public confidence in government and international good will. The timing is particularly propitious because, as our first post-Cold war President, you have an opportunity to take this important step without many of the national security constraints that have limited government candor with the American people in the past.
As an interested and concerned citizen, I stand ready to assist in whatever I can do that you might find useful.
Laurance S. Rockefeller
A February 5, 1996-letter from Rockefeller to Clintons Science Advisor gave further indication about just how involved Hillary was in the UFO process. This process involved getting the critical UFO information to the President, so he in turn could initiate UFO disclosure. As a part of this effort to gather information, Science Advisor Gibbons had offered to "approach the Air Force, the Central Intelligence Agency and NASA on this project." The information gathered would be presented to Rockefeller, and if need be the President. In addition Rockefeller wrote of the effort to gather UFO information from the various agencies, "You indicated that you will keep the First Ladys Office informed, and we shall as well."
Further details about Hillary Clintons connection to the White House UFO Initiative came from Dan Smith. Smith is a researcher and was a regular contact of CIA scientist Dr. Ronald Pandolfi. Pandolfi, as mentioned before, was the CIA agent called in by the Clinton White House to provide information on UFOs when Rockefeller made his first approach to the White House.. Smith spoke of Pandolfis UFO role in the White House, and his ties to Hillary.
The final connection between Hillary and the Rockefeller UFO Initiative is also the strangest. In 1996 and 1997 Hillary took a lot of negative press about her new age occult leaning. She was tied to new age writer Marianne Williamson, who some described as a "Jewish charismatic spiritualist," and yogi to the stars Ken Scott Nateshvar.
Then a couple months after Hillary helped edit the Rockefeller UFO letter to the President, Hillarys name became tied to the Director of the Foundation for Mind Research Jean Houston. Houston was described by some as a "New Age" author who "studied psychic experiences and mystical connections to historical figures and other worlds." When the story of the Houston connection became public Houston became known as Hillary Clintons "Eleanor Roosevelt Conduit."
According to a book "The Choice" by Bob Woodward, Hillary met from late 1994 till March 1996 with Houston. In the Woodward account, Houston led the First Lady through "imaginary conversations" with her hero Eleanor Roosevelt and also with Mahatma Ghandi. Hillary turned down Houstons suggestion she talk with Jesus.
Houston was one of a group of New Age style authors who were invited to Camp David on the last weekend of 1994 to help Bill and Hillary work through "the traumas of their first two years in Washington." As well as spending a weekend at Camp David, Houston spent the night at the White House on a number of occasions.
Hillary found the advise of Jean Houston to be the most meaningful of the group of new Age advisors. Maggie Williams, Hillarys Chief of Staff during the first term, "came to speak of Hillarys mood brightening on the days when she got her Jean fix."
When the story broke Hillary Clintons office put out a statement denying that the First Lady was participating in a séance. Houston herself, put out a statement that she was not a psychic. The sessions with Roosevelt and Ghandi were described as "brainstorming" sessions "visualizing" what Eleanor Roosevelt "might have said." The statement read in part,
Despite the denial, Hillarys actions kept people wondering just how imaginary Hillary was viewing her Eleanor Roosevelt connection. Twice in the second term of her husbands administration, Hillary made a pilgrimage to Eleanors cottage home that had been restored in Hyde Park, New York. During the second visit, Hillary spoke of the controversial conversations with Eleanor. "I meant it as a metaphor, but it became, yet again, one of those things people all talked about, I guess sort of suggesting I really had gone off the deep end." She ended her speech to the staff at the home with a smile, "The next time I talk to her, I will tell her all about what you are doing."
The second visit to the Roosevelt home came during Hillarys run for the New York senate seat. Perhaps, not surprisingly, years earlier Eleanor Roosevelt had also been offered a chance to run for the Senate in New York. She turned down the opportunity. Eleanors offer had come from top aide to President Franklin Roosevelt, Harold L. Ickes. When Hillary Clinton decided to run, who did she pick as her top political advisor for the campaign? None other than Harold L. Ickes son, Harold M. Ickes.
Not surprisingly, the press immediately started the make comparisons between Hillary and former First Lady Nancy Reagan who paid $3,000 a month to an astrologer for guiding her husband to run the country. Neil Lattimore, Hillarys Chief of staff immediately moved to end that connection,
The importance of Jean Houstons role in the UFO picture came in a fax sent from Rockefellers lawyer, Henry Diamond, to Jack Gibbons dated June 6, 1996. This was the same time frame when Hillary and Jean Houston were meeting to talk to Eleanor Roosevelt, and the same time frame when Rockefeller was meeting with Hillary to discuss his UFO strategy.
The fax sent by Diamond was a confirmation that Diamond, Laurance Rockefeller, and Laurances senior person in New York, Wes Frye, would be meeting with Gibbons the next day- June 7. In the fax Diamond thanked Gibbons for the meeting, and told the Presidents Science Advisor that the subject Rockefeller wanted to discuss during the meeting was Hillarys friend Jean Houston. Attached to the fax was an earlier letter from Houston to Rockefeller outlining her views on UFOs and Rockefellers effort to effect disclosure UFO disclosure in the White House.
The Houston to Rockefeller letter was dated March 18, 1996. Houston invited Rockefeller to meet with her at her home just outside of New York in April. The meeting undoubtedly took place and by June Rockefeller thought Jean Houston important enough to arrange a special meeting in Washington with Gibbons. Hillarys input and UFO connection to Houston during this critical period have not yet been made public. The two were, according to Hillary, meeting on a number of occasions during this period.
The prominent role of Hillary in the Rockefeller UFO Initiative should not come as any surprise when all her public actions regarding the UFO subject are viewed. Hillary time and again spoke of UFOs, UFO sightings, and the concept of the "alien invasion," in her speeches, and in her statements to the press.
As far back as Bill Clintons campaign to win the nomination for the Democratic party in 1992, Hillary was already talking publically about UFOs. In reply to the womanizing accusations being raised in the media associated with Jennifer Flowers, the Washington Post said this of Hillary:
There were many references to UFOs in Hillary Clintons speeches. A prime example was April 1997, during the days when Steven Greer was in Washington doing a special UFO briefing for members of Congress. Hillary appeared on the local Washington Diane Rehm show, where she was asked about the story that she had approved hush money payments to Webster Hubbell, her former partner at the Rose law firm in Little Rock, and later President Clintons Attorney General. The hush money was to stop Hubbell from talking about his and Hillarys role in Whitewater, according to the rumor circulating in the press.
In her reply Hillary took a direct shot at Congressman Dan Burton who was known as "a one-stop shop for Clinton haters," and whose committee had just issued 17 subpoenas, directed at the hiring of Webster Hubbell by the White House.
Copyright 2002 Steve Sack, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Hillary knew that Dan Burton was very interested in UFOs, and that he had one of his top people at the Greer briefing. Tying together Burtons strong interest in UFOs and Whitewater, Hillary shot back at Burton, "Thats part of the continuing saga of Whitewater," said Hillary, "the never-ending fictional conspiracy that honest to goodness reminds me of some peoples obsessions with UFOs and the Hale-Bopp comet."
A second example of Hillarys UFO talk came on October 13, 1998, at Spanish Hall, Prague Castle in The Czech Republic. During this speech Hillary raised the "alien invasion" scenario, a concept first used by President Reagan, and repeated often by her husband Bill. Hillary said:
Again on January 25, 1999, speaking at the White House Hillary said this, "Most of the movies about the future show aliens descending from outer space determined to blow up the world, and somehow they always begin or end with Washington, D.C. (Laughter.)"
Then on June 17, 1999 speaking in Paris, France, Hillary tied the concept of the "alien invasion" to the making of movies in America.
Hillary delivered yet another "alien invasion" remark at the Mars Millennium Project kick-off held at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington. She spoke of modern movie themes, alien invasion ideas, and a positive future.
Even during Hillarys campaign for Senator in New York, the subject of aliens was not far from the Clinton family mind. In a fund-raising speech for Hillarys Senate campaign, Clinton President accused New York City Mayor Rudolph Guilianis party of trying to convince voters that he and Hillary were space aliens.
As we look together towards the 2004 Presidential election, there is a possibility of Hillary Clinton running for President. After all, Hillary has had people asking her to run since she was in high school. One of the her campaign insiders in her 2000 Senatorial race stated, "If Gore loses next year, then its Hillary in 2004."
Asked if she would consider running in the future Hillary said, "Well talk later." When President Clinton was asked about the possibility he stated, "Oh, Shed be great at it, but I dont think she would ever run - not in a hundred years. She is not interested in being elected to office and she has always said that publically."
Betsy Wright who had been Bill Clintons chief of Staff while he was governor of Arkansas, and also the "bimbo-eruption" firefighter during the 1992 Presidential campaign, also had an opinion on Hillarys presidential chances. She was approached by Bill Clinton prior to running to President to ask her opinion about his possible candidacy.
Knowing that Bill Clinton might have a Gary Hart image problem with women, Betsy got Bill to write down all the women he had been with and when. When Bill provided her the list she advised him not to run. She did, however, encourage Hillary to run thinking she could win.
Considering a Presidential race would not be the first time that Hillary has thought of succeeding her husband. In 1990, according to what Webster Hubbell wrote in his 1997 book, Hillary seriously talked of running to succeed her husband as Arkansas governor when Bill Clinton seemed bored with the job.
Laurance Rockefeller worked hard to get the gospel of UFOs to Bill and Hillary Clinton during the two terms of Bill Clintons presidency. His efforts had limited success, despite the large amount of effort he put into it.
In light of this apparent failure, it is interesting to note one particular event that occurred while Hillary was campaigning for New York Senator. The event showed that if Hillary became President, perhaps the work done to reveal the truth about UFOs by Rockefeller might yet come to fruition under a second Clinton presidency.
The event occurred following a May 4, 2000 speech that Hillary gave at the Clinton Community College. Among the many people there to hear Hillary speak was Robert Williams, an instructor at the college. Williams interest was the anomalies on the Martian surface which
some believe indicate the existence of extraterrestrial life. He came to the lecture hoping to talk to Hillary about pictures, taken by the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft that went into orbit around Mars in 1997. Williams believed that these photos were being withheld by NASA.
Williams was able to get into the presentation line following the speech. He was wearing a tee-shirt with the famous Mars face on it. Below the face on the tee-shirt it said, "Face the Facts."
As Hillary shook Roberts hand he said to her, "It is an honorable pleasure to meet and ask you to help in your present capacity to see all the Mars images taken by the Global Surveyor spacecraft be released within the 6 month NASA policy."
Hillary asked, "Whats the problem?"
Williams replied, "All images are to be released after 6 months and NASA and MSSS are not releasing these images as required by their own rules and contacts. Weve lost two spacecraft and I believe the public has a right to ask NASA to release all the images from the working spacecraft around Mars in accordance with their own stated policy."
Hillary stated, "No one has ever asked me about Mars before. Give (she named her assistant) your information and well look into it."
Hillary told the assistant to get Williams information and questions. She then moved down the reception line. Williams wrote down his contact information and the message "Release all Mars information now."
The next day while Williams was doing his normal search of the Mars Global Surveyor MOC data site. What he found was the first new CDs of Mars image data in five months.
Less than 36 hours after talking to Hillary Clinton the withheld NASA images had been released. Williams was firmly convinced that it was Hillary who had helped to shake the images loose. Perhaps this is a telling indication that it might be a woman who finally makes the final disclosure about the extraterrestrials to the world? Time will tell.