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Obama Adviser John Podesta's Biggest Regret Is Not Getting UFO Files Released

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 04:  Counselor to President Barack Obama, John Podesta speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit 7
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 04: Counselor to President Barack Obama, John Podesta speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit 7.0 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on September 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Political and economic leaders are attending the summit to discuss a domestic policy agenda to advance alternative energy for the country's future. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Outgoing Obama counselor John Podesta remains a devoted fan of things extraterrestrial. When Podesta, who was President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff, returned to White House duty in late 2013, we wrote that his arrival meant “the Obama presidential library will be inundated — just as the Clinton library in Little Rock has been — with Freedom of Information Act requests, such as this one: for ‘e-mails to and from John Podesta, containing the words either, X-Files or Area 51.’”

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