U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill last Sunday ordering intelligence agencies to disclose classified information about Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) within the next 180 days (6 months).
Within the bill signed by President Trump last Dec. 28 on the government aid and funding package for the CCP Virus or new coronavirus, there is a fragment related to UFO disclosure.
As the New York Post points out, the provision did not attract much attention since it was not contained within the text of the 559-page legislation. Instead, it was part of a “committee commentary” attached to the annual intelligence authorization law, which ended up being included within the bill.
In the commentary, Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, indicated that the bill “… directs the [director of national intelligence], in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of such other agencies … to submit a report within 180 days of the date of enactment of the Act, to the congressional intelligence and armed services committees on unidentified aerial phenomena.
Also, the report would address the issue of observed airborne objects that have not been identified. According to the committee, it must include a detailed analysis of the unidentified phenomena recorded by space intelligence, signal intelligence, human intelligence and measurement, and signal intelligence.
It should also have a detailed analysis of FBI data derived from investigations of unidentified airborne event data intrusions into the United States restricted airspace. The report should be supported by an assessment of whether such airspace activity would be associated with one or more foreign adversaries.
On Tuesday, several former Pentagon and legislative officials told The Debrief that the package begins the UFO disclosure countdown.
Sue Gough, a Defense Department spokeswoman, told The Post that the report included a requirement that the director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the secretary, report on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAE) within 180 days of its enactment.
The Intelligence Authorization Act outlines clandestine reporting requirements to Congress, indicating that in the “shadow budget” world, many of these programs have been and continue to be completely exempt from congressional reporting requirements, according to Newspunch.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Chris Mellon, told The Brief that “the newly enacted Intelligence Authorization Act incorporates the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report language calling for an unclassified, all-source report on the UAP phenomenon. This was accomplished in the Joint Explanatory Statement accompanying the bill”.
“Consequently, it’s now fair to say that the request for an unclassified report on the UAP phenomenon enjoys the support of both parties in both Houses of Congress,” concluded Mellon.
The report is expected to come out after the Pentagon released three Navy videos in April of last year showing unidentified aerial objects.