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Advocate of UFO Record Declassification Joins Obama Administration

President Obama is bringing on board the Democratic advisor who guided President Clinton through the darkest days of his presidency - an advisor who in 2002 called on the federal government to declassify records relating to UFO investigations. "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".

Former White House chief of staff for the Clinton Administration, John Podesta has agreed to join Obama for a year according the The Washington Post. The Democratic veteran arrives as the president scrambles to fix the troubled startup of the Affordable Care Act reportedly with the intention of rebuilding public support. reported that sources familiar with the decision said White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough asked Podesta to take on the role of guiding the healthcare law's implementation as well as advising on other big domestic and foreign policy matters.

An important player in the recent UFO Disclosure history, Podesta will be in a key position to advise other policy matters of an exopolitical dimension. John Podesta wrote the forward to respected journalist Leslie Kean's 2011 book "UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record" writing, "As someone interested in the questions of UFOs, I think I have always understood the difference between fact and fiction. I guess you could call me a curious skeptic."

At a November, 12th, 2007, National Press Club news conference, organised by the Coalition for Freedom of Information, Podesta went futher and called for U.S. government disclosure of the UFO phenomenon, saying:

"I think it’s time to open the books on questions that have remained in the dark on the question of UFOs. It’s time to find out what the truth really is that’s out there. We ought to do it because it is right. We ought to do it because the American people, quite frankly, can handle the truth, and we ought to do it because it is the law."