The Paradigm Research Group, the only registered "alien disclosure" lobbyist in the United States, has been fighting for 20 years to get the White House to reveal what they know about the existence of extraterrestrials on Earth.
“This will be a reality this year and across the front pages of newspapers across the world,” Steve Bassett, executive director of the group told the Daily Express, adding that it would be, “The most significant news story that has ever been broken.”
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has similarly pledged to send a task force into Area 51 in Roswell, New Mexico, should she be elected. Her campaign manager, John Podesta, has long fought for the release of information regarding an alien presence on Earth.
“Podesta has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out. One way or another. Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51,” Clinton remarked to the Conway Daily Sun in December 2015.
"I think we may have been (visited already). We don't know for sure,” Clinton was quoted as saying.
Podesta is known to be a sci-fi enthusiast and has publicly spoken about the public’s right to know what the US government knows about the existence of aliens.
“It’s time to find out what the truth really is that’s out there. We ought to do it, really, because it’s right. We ought to do it, quite frankly, because the American people can handle the truth. And we ought to do it because it’s the law,” Podesta, who also served as a top aide to President Obama, told reporters in 2002.
"The only circumstance under which a leading presidential candidate, her president husband and their common advisor would repeatedly speak to the extraterrestrial phenomena issue during a campaign, is when their collective brain trust is fully aware the extraterrestrial presence is fact,” Bassett stated.
Prior to the premiere of a six-episode special reboot of the X-Files series in January, the CIA declassified hundreds of pages of UFO reports and photos. All of the documents were from the late 1940s to the 1960s, and were kept secret until this year.
“It appears the CIA used the revival of the X-Files franchise as a convenient time to remind the public the agency has, in fact, engaged the extraterrestrial presence issue in the past,” Bassett told the Mirror after the document release.