John Podesta was President Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff from 1998-2001. According to Wikipedia:
John Podesta has supported efforts from the UFO research community to pressure the United States government to release files to the public that could bring light on the simmering allegations of conspiracies and cover-up of the issue. At a 2002 news conference organized by Coalition for Freedom of Information Podesta stated that, “It is time for the government to declassify records that are more than 25 years old and to provide scientists with data that will assist in determining the real nature of this phenomenon”. When he worked for the Clinton White House Podesta was in charge of a project to declassify 800 million pages of intelligence documents.
If there is nothing to the UFO phenomenon—if it’s all relatively easy to debunk—why would the declassifying of 25 year old documents be a problem? Why maintain secrecy around, say, recovered weather balloon reports or flairs fired from military bases, and mistaken by nearby civilians as UFOs?
What’s the big deal here?
Here’s Dick Cheney on UFOs: