Kash Patel, a senior advisor to the White House on national security, has demanded that all documentation on America’s encounters with unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) be presented to the Gang of Eight.
The Gang of Eight is a group of eight congressional leaders who are informed of certain classified information. It includes the four congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle as well as the chair and ranking member of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees.
Patel’s request comes after a recent surge in reports of UAP sightings. In April, the Pentagon released three videos of UAP encounters that were taken by Navy pilots in 2019 and 2020. The videos sparked a wave of speculation about the origin of the mysterious objects.
The Pentagon has since confirmed that the videos are authentic and that the objects in them are unidentified. However, the Department of Defense has yet to provide any explanation of what the objects are or where they come from.
Patel’s demand is part of an effort to bring more transparency to the issue of UAPs. He believes that the Gang of Eight should be briefed on the full extent of the Pentagon’s knowledge on the subject, as well as any other relevant information.
The move is being seen as a positive step towards greater transparency on the issue. It is also being seen as a sign of the Biden administration’s willingness to take a more serious look at UAPs.
The request is likely to be met with some resistance from the Pentagon, which is traditionally reluctant to share information on sensitive topics. However, the Biden administration is pushing for greater openness and transparency, and Patel’s request could be a sign of that.
It remains to be seen whether Patel’s request will be granted, but it is a positive step towards greater transparency on the issue of UAPs. If the Gang of Eight is briefed on the Pentagon’s knowledge of UAPs, it could open the door for further investigation into the mysterious phenomenon.