The Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence has released its Explanatory Report, which has provided context for Congress's most significant push for transparency regarding UFOs. In the first hour, Christopher Sharp, founder, and editor-in-chief of Liberation Times, joined George Knapp to discuss how this is the first time Congress has officially expressed its displeasure with the Department of Defense's slow progress in investigating UFOs (related article). Sharp said that he's been told that the lives of certain politicians dramatically changed after receiving some of the private UFO briefings and information that was revealed to them. The Committee report also made clear that their interest in UAPs does not include man-made objects, he added.
In the second hour, author and UFO researcher, Kevin Randle, spoke about the 70th anniversary of incidents in Washington DC when eight UFOs were picked up on radar traversing over the US capitol. Radar caught the objects moving at some 7,000 mph in one of the two July 1952 occurrences, he reported. However, in a cover-up effort by the Air Force, they suggested that a "temperature inversion" caused the radar to mistake a weather event for unidentified craft. Randle said he interviewed one of the radar operators who was adamant that they were not seeing weather-related phenomena. Randle also shared some of his research into the famed Roswell case of 1947.
In the latter half, intelligence expert and investigative journalist Jefferson Morley revealed the Watergate scandal in a completely new light: as the culmination of a concealed, deadly power struggle between President Richard Nixon and CIA Director Richard Helms. Nixon and Helms had a long history together, running through the 1950s and 60s, and both had a lot of dirt on each other. They had teamed up for several assassination plots to kill Cuba's communist leader Fidel Castro in the early 1960s. Later, Mafia figures like Johnny Roselli and Sam Giancana blackmailed the Nixon administration and the CIA, saying that if they were prosecuted for organized crimes, they'd expose details of how the US government hired them to kill Castro, Morley recounted.
The Watergate burglars, he noted, were actually part of a joint venture between the White House and the CIA (the burglars themselves were retired CIA agents). Just before the Watergate burglars went on trial, Nixon summoned Helms to Camp David and fired him during a tense showdown. But in what was likely a kind of blackmail/power play by Helms, it was announced that while he was leaving his position at the CIA, he would next become the US Ambassador to Iran, Morley continued. After Nixon was investigated for his culpability in the Watergate break-in, the CIA also was also implicated in their involvement. Helms was finally brought up on charges in 1977 of obstruction of congressional inquiries and given a two-year suspended sentence.
George Knapp shares recent items of interest, including articles about the discovery of freshwater plesiosaur fossils, and missions to interstellar space:
- Viral 'Loch Ness Monster' Paleontologist Tells Us What He Thinks Is Out There
- The Long Shot: The Voyager probes raised perplexing questions as they exited the Solar System.
- Tigers have nearly tripled in Nepal, but at what cost?
- Roswell’s Lyin’ Eyes
- Life Not As We Know It: Probing the Nature of Dark Matter
- The National Security Act Turns 75