The other day I received three new FOIA replies from the Clinton presidential library. They were all for more files from Hillary Clinton’s first lady files during the Bill Clinton White House days.
I was informed that the library would be reviewing 700 photos from the Hillary Clinton files related to a close friend of the Clintons – singer Carly Simon, who I found has at least a passing interest in UFOs. I was also told that the library would be reviewing 400 pages of Hillary files related to “outer space and NASA.” I hoped that the subject of UFOs might been included, because after all Hillary had wanted to be an astronaut when she was young, and Bill Clinton said she had a deep interest in outer space. The final request was for Hillary files related to evangelist Billy Graham who in his book “Angels: God's Secret Agents” described his belief that UFOs were angels of God. I was told 650 photographs would be reviewed for release.
The FOIA requests were numbered 2007- 1756 to 1758 which means there are 1755 requests ahead of me for 2007 alone. Considering not one of my 2006 requests has been completed I will be lucky to see these new FOIAs before I die.
The slow process for the release of FOIA requests is much worse than most people realize The National Security Archives at the George Washington University in Washington, for example just put out a paper, titled 40 Years of FOIAs, 20 Years of Delays, describing now many unprocessed FOIAs now date back 20 years in some agencies. For those of us who want answers to the UFO mystery this delay is a calamity, but for people like Hillary running for president this might be a godsend.
Consider the fact that I have over 5 dozen FOIA requests from 2006 involving discovered records that have still must be “processed and reviewed for access” and then the library must “notify the representatives of the former President and the incumbent President prior to release.” Almost 30,000 pages will be under review. This is a process that can be found as a definition in the dictionary under “forever.”
So how does this help Hillary? Well, there are many who feel Hillary has some skeletons in the closet, and they want these skeletons exposed in public prior to the November 2008 election. One of these is Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption. On April 5, 2006 they filed for “First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton’s calendar, to include but not limited to her daily office diary, schedule, day planner, telephone log book, and chronological file.”
Now Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit claiming
“Judicial Watch has a clear statutory right to have the Library search for and produce all non-exempt records responsive to its April 5, 2206 FOIA request within the time frame required by the [law]. The Library also is required to produce an index of any responsive records it seeks to withhold from Judicial Watch under the claim of exemption. Although more than 15 months have passed since Judicial Watch served its request, the Library has failed to do either.”
The problem is this is that the UFO guy is first. All of my 60+ requests must be processed prior to Judicial Watch. I filed all my requests in late February 2006 over a month before the Judicial Watch FOIA filing. As the Supervisory Archivist at the Clinton Presidential Library Melissa Walker told me,
All FOIA requests throughout the NARA system are treated, as the law requires, on a first-in, first-out basis, which means that as requests are received they are filed in queues based on the date, size and complexity of the request.
Therefore Judicial Watch will have to wait for all the UFO questions to be answered first, before they are allowed to rehash Whitewater, coffeegate, travelgate, filegate, and Oval Office oral sex.
The UFO answers will not harm Hillary, because the story that will be revealed will be a simple attempt by the Clinton administration to get the answers to the mysteries of UFOs, and to get an answer to the 1947 Roswell crash. It was in response to a lobbying effort by billionaire philanthropist Laurence Rockefeller to get openness and disclosure which failed.
Considering the fact that not one of my requests has been processed, it is inconceivable that the Judicial Watch FOIA will be processed in time to make its findings an election issue. Had I not filed my many requests, the Judicial Watch FOIA might have been processed by election time, and it might have cost Hillary her possible return to the White House.
Hillary Clinton owes the UFO world a big thank you. If she becomes President, hopefully she will remember us when we ask for her help in the “formal acknowledgement by the world's governments of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the planet.”