Members of Congress Reveal US Military Is "Stonewalling" Their Attempts to Get UFO Truth
There was a congressional press briefing this morning unlike any I’ve ever seen. It was held by Congressmen Tim Burchett, Eric Burlison, and Jared Moskowitz, and Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna.
It was, in a word, incredible.
I’ve never in my life heard members of Congress say in a public briefing that members of the military and intelligence communities are straight out defying their attempts to get answers on matters they are well within their rights to demand. Here’s a transcript of that part of the presser, beginning at 9:30 in the video, with Burchett (TB) and Luna (APL) alternating speaking:
TB: What Representative Luna and I experienced was, um, our colleague Matt Gaetz was contacted by some folks that said that some people would like to talk about some information, some things they'd seen. And we, uh, we contacted the Air Force, and we flew… we were told we were going to be briefed on this issue—the UFO, UAP—I like the UFO. And, um, we got down there, and it was the traditional skiff, James Bond stuff. You leave your phone, your Fitbit; we go in. And the synopsis had nothing to do… it was some pretty, pretty big, important stuff, but it was not anything to do with the UFO. And we stopped the thing rightfully right in the middle of it and said, 'Hey, this is not what you all told us we were coming down here for,' and they basically told us ‘we're not going to give it to you.’
TB: The arrogance of this General was beyond belief.
APL: The Pentagon, this is the Department of the Air Force, it was the commanding…it was the commanding, uh, General of Eglin Air Force Base. And ultimately, even before we got down there, the Pentagon actually tried to cancel the field hearing, and also, it's important to note that these were whistleblowers. These were pilots that had come forward to Representative Gaetz’s office with information saying, 'This needs to be investigated. We have an increase in sightings in this region, and it's a cause for concern for national security reasons. We don't know what it is.'
APL: So we went down there; we were stonewalled. They would not give us access to testimony from some of the pilots. They were hiding images and information.
TB: We were told there were pictures available which we still haven't seen.
APL: And ultimately, what ended up happening is we had to actually call House Armed Services Chairman Rogers got involved, the Pentagon got involved, the Department of the Air Force got involved, and we actually got into an argument with the General of that base. And I just... it's important to note that we were there simply to follow up on the whistleblowers that came forward with information. And so, if the Department of the Air Force, if the Pentagon thinks that they're above Congress, they have something else coming to them. We told them we were going to do this if they continued to hide information, and ultimately the American people deserve the facts.
TB: And also, I'd like to make for the record, numerous pilots have told us, and I'm sure they've told Representative Luna that, when they come forward with this, they're supposed to be provided some sort of whistleblower protection, but they're not. They—the brass will tell you they're debriefed—well, they're interrogated for eight hours, I believe, at some point. Then they have a blemish on their record, and then they carry this stigma. And we've been actually told that they will destroy video evidence because they don't want to have to go back in and have to be pulled off the flight line for and be interrogated for eight hours.
This adds so much weight to the testimony of David Grusch, who has been ringing the bell that secret UFO programs have been illegally concealed from Congress. If you missed that story, you can read more here:
As they keep asking: “If there’s nothing to hide, why are they working so hard to stop us from getting answers?”
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An old Air Force Lt. Colonel I used to work with liked to use a certain colorful phrase I’ll borrow here: the people in the military and intelligence apparatus who are obfuscating have “trick-fucked” themselves. By refusing to cooperate where they are legally obligated to do so, they have only increased the credibility of claims that they have been doing so illegally for decades, and have drawn immense public scrutiny. I’m a bit worried about the lives of the men and women giving this briefing. I’d hate to hear they went to conduct a field hearing and their plane had some catastrophic malfunction. I do not put it past the powers that be to do anything to stop this from coming out. The ramifications are that immense.
The full presser is here. What an interesting time we’re living through.