In an interview with NewsNation on June 26, 2023, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) discussed the corroboration of a UFO whistleblower’s explosive allegations regarding a covert and long-standing effort to retrieve and reverse-engineer crashed UFOs. Given Rubio’s position as the top Republican on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and his membership in the Gang of Eight, his statements carry significant weight.
Rubio emphasized that two possible outcomes could explain recent developments: either the whistleblower’s claims are partially or entirely true, or there are highly qualified individuals with high-level clearances in the government who are misleading others. He noted that many of these individuals hold esteemed positions and have no apparent incentive to fabricate such information.
Rubio further mentioned that individuals with firsthand knowledge or claims have communicated information that aligns with what is publicly known about legacy UFO programs or current events. He described these statements as surpassing the experiences of the Senate Intelligence Committee members. Addressing claims that certain individuals involved in alleged retrieval and exploitation programs are withholding information from the Pentagon’s UFO analysis office, Rubio expressed concern about the existence of a group operating like an autonomous government within the military complex. He stressed that if even partially true, this would pose a significant problem.
Representative Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, echoed Rubio’s sentiments, stating that numerous UFO whistleblowers have been coming forward to Congress, disclosing their involvement in various programs. Gallagher also referred to intense conversations resulting from the enactment of UFO whistleblower protections. Rubio believes that more individuals may be inclined to come forward as they observe the outcomes for those who have already spoken up. These remarkable statements by Rubio and Gallagher follow reports citing military, intelligence, and contractor officials supporting the notion that the U.S. government or private entities possess non-human aircraft.
The internal investigative body overseeing the nation’s spy agencies has recognized the credibility and urgency of allegations suggesting that Congress was not adequately informed about spending on UFO programs.
Notably, David Grusch, a former intelligence official and the first inspector general for the intelligence community, supported the explosive allegations of illegal UFO retrieval and exploitation efforts during the formal whistleblower process. This association with such high-profile claims indicates the need for robust independent corroboration. Unanimously adopted bipartisan legislation by the Senate Intelligence Committee, which immediately halts funding for covert UFO retrieval and reverse-engineering programs, reflects the seriousness of these allegations. Rubio emphasized that if the claims are even partially true, they constitute a violation of the law, as such activities must be disclosed to Congress.
The legislation directs individuals with knowledge of these activities to disclose all relevant information within a specified timeframe, offering legal immunity when reported appropriately. If illegal UFO programs indeed exist, government and contractor officials possessing knowledge will face a significant decision regarding compliance with the law and its consequences. Additionally, there are indications that at least one law enforcement agency is conducting an extensive investigation into how the U.S. government has handled UFOs.
The primary objective of the Senate legislation is to integrate any non-earth origin or exotic UFO material held by the U.S. government or private contractors into the broader scientific and industrial base for analysis. This addresses concerns expressed by multiple officials who believe excessive secrecy hinders comprehensive scientific understanding of the advanced non-human craft allegedly retrieved in recent decades.
With the introduction of a companion amendment in the House, it is highly likely that the intelligence bill will become law later this year. Rubio emphasized the bipartisan and serious approach Congress is taking in response to these UFO claims.
In the near future, the public may hear directly from some of the whistleblowers. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who sponsored significant UFO-related legislation, plans to hold a hearing featuring David Grusch and other individuals who have shared their accounts with Congress.
Furthermore, Representatives Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) and Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) are leading a House Oversight Committee investigation into the government’s handling of UFOs. Similar to their Senate counterparts, they intend to conduct an open hearing with whistleblowers in the coming weeks.
Rubio concluded by acknowledging that individuals entrusted with important responsibilities for the country are making extraordinary claims about UFOs. Regardless of whether some officials have seemingly gone “crazy” or are telling exaggerated stories, Rubio emphasized the importance of acknowledging and understanding the issue rather than ignoring it.
This story was originally published at MSNBC
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