By Tim Binnall
A group of U.S. senators reportedly received a briefing this week from Department of Defense officials concerning UFO reports from Navy pilots. The remarkable development was revealed in a piece by Politico which was published Wednesday evening after the meeting had taken place. Intriguingly, one of the senators in attendance was Mark Warner, who serves as the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
When asked about the meeting, his office told Politico that "if naval pilots are running into unexplained interference in the air, that's a safety concern Senator Warner believes we need to get to the bottom of." A spokesperson for the Navy also confirmed that the briefing took place and indicated that it involved "efforts to understand and identify these threats to the safety and security of our aviators." It is uncertain at this time which other two senators were in attendance at the meeting.
That said, it would appear that the topic of Navy pilots reporting UFOs, which has been making headlines since the start of the year, has caught the attention of Congress in a significant way as Politico offered a tantalizing insight from an anonymous government official who marveled that "there are people coming out of the woodwork" requesting briefings on the matter. This latest turn of events follows news which broke over the weekend that President Trump has also received a briefing on the issue.
With that in mind, it stands to reason that additional members of Congress will be having similar meetings in the days and weeks ahead. Whether the public will be brought into the proverbial loop on the matter remains to be seen, although there is hope that the seemingly simmering interest in the topic from lawmakers could ultimately lead to hearings on the topic or perhaps more transparency when it comes to what pilots are saying that they are seeing in the skies.