Millennials may not care that Hillary Clinton’s husband spent most of his Presidency searching out hot chicks, but they may be interested to know that Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, appears to have been instrumental in breaking up everyone’s favorite band from their angsty high school days, Blink-182.
According to a trove of emails from Podesta’s private account, which Wikileaks obtained and published on Friday, Podesta and the band’s lead singer Tom DeLonge, routinely corresponded about UFO theories, with DeLonge even inviting Podesta to take part in DC-based UFO conferences and meet with UFO experts.
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The emails, which date from 2015, show DeLonge telling Podesta that he had information “relating to our sensitive topic” (UFOs), and that DeLonge has military advisers that he’d like Podesta to meet when everyone is in DC.
“I think you will find them very interesting, as they were principal leadership relating to our sensitive topic,” DeLonge writes. “Both were in charge of most fragile divisions, as it relates to Classified Science and DOD topics. Other words, these are A-Level officials. Worth our time, and as well the investment to bring all the way out to you.”
Podesta didn’t respond by email, but further communications reveal that DeLonge wanted to meet Podesta “casually,” and “in person,” and that Podesta had worked with DeLonge on a UFO documentary, reportedly due out in 2017.
Both Podesta and DeLonge are long-time armchair UFO investigators. Podesta told the New York Times that his biggest regret from the first Clinton Administration is that he was unable to get to the bottom of the government’s UFO knowledge. He’s said that he will pressure a Hillary Clinton administration to come clean about what exactly happens at Area 51 in Roswell, Nevada — and she reportedly agrees.
DeLonge’s UFO obsession was what reportedly broke up Blink-182, which released a new album July 1, 2016, but with a different lead singer. He spent hours doing his own research, and claiming to work with with “at least ten people,” which alienated his bandmates and led to speculation that DeLonge was paranoid, or suffered from a mental illness.
When the two other members of Blink-182, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, gave DeLonge an ultimatem — lose the aliens and stick with the band for six months so they could produce another studio album — DeLonge picked the aliens.
When DeLonge published an alien investigation novel in April, VICE investigated DeLonge’s claims of speaking with high-profile members of the American government and couldn’t pin down exactly who was passing DeLonge his information.
It seems like it might have been John Podesta — and if it was, it’s possible he’s to blame for DeLonge’s obsession and the band’s eventual breakup (though the new album seems to be doing quite well, even without the original lead singer).