Newly confirmed Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has long had an interest in UFOs and the existence of extraterrestrial life. She was given an informal briefing in August 1995 by billionaire philanthropist Laurence Rockefeller, on the best available UFO evidence. An August 4, 1995, memo by President Clinton’s Science Advisor, Dr Jack Gibbons, confirmed that the Clintons would be vacationing with Rockefeller at his Teton Ranch in Wyoming that summer, and they would discuss UFOs:
You will probably see Mr Rockefeller on your vacation in the Tetons. He will want to talk with you about his interest in extrasensory perception, paranormal phenomenon, and UFOs.
In the memo, Gibbons then attempted to dissuade the Clintons from pursuing Rockefeller’s agenda to disclose national security files concerning UFOs:
He knows that we are trying to be helpful in responding to his concerns about UFO’s and human potential … but I’ve made no secret about my conviction that we must not be too diverted from more earthly imperatives.
Both Clintons were involved in numerous attempts to force the release of national security files concerning UFOs. According to Grant Cameron, founder of the Presidential UFO website, the “Clintons tried to get UFO documents released as part of President Clinton’s 1995 Executive Order 12958.” Executive Order 12958, was similar to President Obama’s recent January 21, Presidential Memo on “Transparency and Open Government, where he instructed government agencies and departments to relax rules governing the release of national security files.
Cameron has made numerous FOIA requests on Clinton administration files and found “that there are literally thousands of pages of UFO files.” He concluded that this is “clear evidence of an administration that was active but unsuccessful on the UFO front.”
Hillary Clinton’s subsequent public statements concerning UFOs and alien life show that she was greatly concerned with the negative stereotypes created by Hollywood concerning extraterrestrials. In January 25, 1999 at the White House Fifth Millennium Evening, she said: "Most of the movies about the future show aliens descending from outer space determined to blow up the world, and somehow they always begin or end with Washington, D.C." Later that same year on June 17, in Paris, she explicitly questioned the rationale behind such movies:
... often in these movies, for reasons that I question, we have space aliens who are always blowing up Washington, D.C., and the White House...