Bill Clinton admits he sent federal agents to Area 51 to find out if there were aliens
Former President Bill Clinton told James Cordon that he had sent federal agents to Area 51 to find out if aliens were hidden there.
Clinton, 75, joined Cordon, 43, on his show Wednesday night and revealed that he and his former chief of staff John Podesta were sending a team to the secret military base.
“When I was president and had Chief of Staff John Podesta – he loved science fiction – he went out of his way to learn everything about Roswell. And we also sent people to Area 51, we wanted to make sure there weren’t any aliens.”
When Cordon excitedly asked the former president who exactly he had sent to the coveted area, he grabbed the night host by the shoulder and said, “Oh, if I told you that.”
However, Clinton revealed that while the alien hunt was a disappointment, the base was being used as a research and testing ground for stealth aircraft.
‘I need to figure out how we’re going to deal with this because [Area 51] is where we do a lot of our invisibility research in terms of technology, like how we fly planes that aren’t picked up by radar and stuff,” he said. “So that’s why they’re so secretive.”
Bill Clinton, 75, told James Cordon, 43, that he and former Chief of Staff John Podesta had sent the late National Security Advisor Sandy Burger to Area 51.
The top secret area (pictured) has always been surrounded by alien conspiracy theories, but Clinton revealed his team has found no aliens
He also revealed that in 2018 he and his wife, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, visited the world’s largest telescope, the Keck Telescope, in Hawaii.
And though he revealed there were “no aliens I know of” [of]In Area 51, scientists working on the telescope told the presidential couple who claimed the odds of other life in the universe were between 85 and 95 percent.
“In other words, it’s very unlikely that there isn’t another life,” he told Cordon. “There are many mysteries, so I think we need to take good care of this planet. I think we should stick to it if we can.
“But I also think it should keep us humble. There are many things we don’t know.’
In addition, both Clintons suggested that American democracy is teetering on the brink of existence in a few separate interviews this week.
The pair both said the government as we know it is in danger after the Jan. 6 third committee hearing and a new poll saying a majority of both Democrats and Republicans believe America “ceases to exist” as a democracy.
The former president also told Corden he fears the United States could “lose our constitutional democracy completely.”
Bill and Hillary Clinton both suggested that American democracy is teetering on the brink of existence in a few separate interviews this week
Hillary painted an equally bleak picture in an interview with the Financial times in an interview published less than 48 hours later on Friday.
Reporter Edward Luce suggested to her that Democrats “appear to be doing their very best to lose elections by elevating activist goals, especially the transgender debate, which are only relevant to a small minority.”
“We are about to lose our democracy, and everything that everyone cares about disappears out the window.”
“Look, the most important thing is to win the next election. The alternative is so scary that anything that doesn’t help you win shouldn’t be a priority.
Corden asked Clinton how he “stays so positive in what have been some very, very dark years,” without mentioning Donald Trump by name.
The Democrat admitted it was “impossible to be pessimistic about the future” as he watched his grandchildren grow up, but painted a bleak picture of America’s future — just hours after the Jan. 6 committee hearing’s third hearing.
“I actually think there’s a fair chance we’ll lose our constitutional democracy completely for a few decades if we keep making — if we make bad decisions,” Clinton added.
‘I’m not naive about this. I’ve had a lot of fights. I’ve lost some, gained a lot. I am elated and heartbroken,” he continued.
“But I have never been more concerned about the structure of our democratic form of government,” he added.
During her lunch with the Financial Times, Hillary was also asked about the possibility of nullifying Roe v. Wade.
“If you go down the rabbit hole of far-right intellectuals, you see that contraception, same-sex marriage — everything is at risk,” she said.
She then referred to Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale, discussed what the Christian “endgame” is, and referred to how the future could mimic the popular Hulu show.
“The level of insidious regulation to further oppress women is almost endless,” Clinton said. “Look at this and how could you not help but think Margaret Atwood was a prophet? Not only is she a brilliant writer, she was a prophet.’
Corden asked Clinton how he “stays so positive in what have been some very, very dark years,” without mentioning Donald Trump by name. The Democrat admitted it was “impossible to be pessimistic about the future” as he watched his grandchildren grow up, but painted a bleak picture of America’s future — just hours after the Jan. 6 committee hearing’s third hearing
Their interviews followed the Yahoo News/YouGov poll released on Wednesday showing that 55 percent of the democrats and 53% of republicans share that belief in an astonishing sign of pessimism about the country’s future.
In addition, the poll found that a majority of Republicans – 52 percent – say it is likely that “a civil war will break out in the United States in [their] life,” while half of independents – 50 percent – and a large number of Democrats – 46 percent – agree.
The poll, which surveyed 1,541 adults and was conducted from June 10 (the day of the first January 6 hearing) to June 13 (the day of the second hearing), also found that Americans have largely given up on each other.
Members of both parties chose negative phrases to describe the person on the other side of the political aisle.
Republicans, when asked to choose the phrase that best describes “most people on the other side of the political aisle from you,” a majority used “out of touch with reality” (30 percent), a “threat to America” (25 percent), “immoral” (8 percent) and a “threat to me personally” (4 percent) to describe Democrats.
Few chose ‘well-intentioned’ (4 percent) or ‘not so different from me’ (6 percent).
Democrats felt the same way about Republicans, using phrases like “out of reality” (27 percent), a “threat to America” (23 percent), “immoral” (7 percent) and a “threat to me personally” (4 percent) to to describe them.
Very little used words like ‘well-intentioned’ (7 percent) or ‘not so different from me’ (5 percent).