Clinton campaign chair: 'The American people can handle the truth' on UFOs, alien life, Area 51

John Podesta, during his service in the Obama administration. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

Hillary Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta talked space aliens today with CNN's Jake Tapper.

"The U.S. government could do a much better job in answering the quite legitimate questions that people have about what's going on with unidentified aerial phenomena," said Podesta.

About the possibility that citizen reports of unidentified aerial phenomena could be space aliens and UFOs and stuff, he said: "The American people can handle the truth."

Just saying, guys.

Just saying, guys.

From CNN:

In regard to Area 51, Podesta echoed Clinton's call, saying, "What I've talked to the secretary about, and what she's said now in public, is that if she's elected president, when she gets into office, she'll ask for as many records as the United States federal government has to be declassified, and I think that's a commitment that she intends to keep and that I intend to hold her to."

Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, said the 42nd president once "asked for some information about some of these things, and in particular, some information about what was going on at Area 51."

Asked if there is evidence of alien life, Podesta said, "That's for the public to judge once they've seen all the evidence that the U.S. government has."

When it came to his own beliefs about beings from outer space, Podesta said, "There are a lot of planets out there."

"Clinton campaign chair: 'The American people can handle the truth' on UFOs" [CNN.com]