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Hillary Clinton Pledges To Investigate UFOs, Area 51

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Cue the "X-Files" theme song -- apparently the White House isn’t the only thing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has her eye on. The former secretary of state said she’s also paying attention to the stars above and whatever lurks on other planets.

During Clinton’s Dec. 29 visit with the editorial board of The Conway Daily Sun, a newspaper in Conway, New Hampshire, journalist Daymond Steer reminded Clinton that he’d asked her about UFOs in 2007. 

Steer said the top requests former President Bill Clinton received under the Freedom of Information Act during his time in office were related to UFOs. He then asked Hillary about UFOs again, and she reportedly smiled and said she’d look into it.

In 2014, Bill told late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, "If we were visited [by aliens] someday, I wouldn't be surprised," The Huffington Post reported.

“I just hope that it's not like [the movie] 'Independence Day,' that it's a conflict,” Bill added, referring to the explosion-filled 1996 movie about a violent clash between humans and alien invaders.

When Steer asked Hillary about her husband’s comment, Hillary replied: "I think we may have been [visited already]. We don't know for sure."

Hillary also mentioned that her campaign chairman John Podesta is a big fan of UFO lore.

"He has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out,” Hillary said. "One way or another. Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51.”

Before working on the Hillary Clinton campaign, Podesta tweeted that during his tenure as Obama’s advisor for a year, his “biggest failure… [was] once again not securing the disclosure of the UFO files.”

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