Date of press conference: May 17, 2016
News source: http://www.idigitaltimes.com/ufo-news-2016-obama-white-house-responds-hillary-clintons-promise-disclose-area-51-535113
Of course this little guy (Secretary Josh Earnest) talking to the press doesn't want to risk his career by answering a question of such importance that only President Obama should answer. I'm sure he has seen Obama put his foot into the butt of those who crossed him and Josh likes his job. Obama still has time to release the UFO documents and to tell the public the truth this year. Its on his mind. That Nobel Peace Prize weighs heavily around his neck...it is encouraging him to tell the public the truth, because he knows that the pubic deserve nothing less.
Scott C. Waring
While past presidents and presidential candidates have joked about UFOs, Hillary Clinton is one of the first mainstream candidates to promise disclosure of classified Area 51, UFO and Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAP) documents should she be elected president. “I want to open the files as much as we can,” Clinton said in a recent radio interview. In the wake of a New York Times article that brought renewed attention to Clinton’s most unexpected campaign commitment, President Barack Obama’s White House was asked to respond. The answer, from President Obama’s press secretary Josh Earnest, will disappoint UFO enthusiasts still hoping for disclosure on the federal level: “I have to admit, I don’t have a tab for Area 51 in my briefing book today,” Earnest began. After a joke from the press corp. Earnest proposed a “grand conspiracy” to keep him from answering the question thoroughly. “I’m not aware of any plans the President has to make public any information about this,” Earnest said, ending hope that UFO disclosure will come from the White House in 2016. Stephen Bassett, an extraterrestrial disclosure lobbyist, told the New York Times that a Clinton presidency may be the best opportunity yet for genuine disclosures about the government’s knowledge of UFOs. Not only has Clinton evinced a past interest in extraterrestrials — in 1995 she was photographed carrying Are We Alone?: Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life by Paul Davies (above) — but she’ll also have the backing of campaign chairman John Podesta, who has crusaded for the release of government information on unexplained aerial phenomena for decades. While previous presidential administrations, Obama’s included, have treated declassification of Area 51 and UAP files as a joke, a Clinton presidency might at least take the demand seriously.