Harry Reid, Democrat, funneled taxpayer money into UFO research program through SECRET Defense Department Program! How disgraceful is that?! Senator Harry Reid was involved in some shady dealing during his time as a US senator, but this one takes the cake!
Reid supposedly steered $22 million per year of taxpayers dollars into a fund that researches UFO’s. Where is all this money going to? Seriously?
The Defense Department has set up secretly a program that investigates unidentified flying objects at that request of Harry Reid, according to news reports.
The New York Times and Politico have both published stories revealing the Pentagon’s defunct Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program.
The New York Times reported that the UFO program began back in 2007, while the website Politico stated it started in 2009.
Reports also stated that Democrat Reid helped steer money under the program to a donor’s aerospace research company.
A spokesman from the Pentagon stated that the UFO program ended in 2012, although the New York Times said the Defense Department is still investigating UFO’s.
“The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program ended in the 2012 timeframe,” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told Politico. “It was determined that there were other, higher-priority issues that merited funding and it was in the best interest of the DoD to make a change.”
White added: “The DoD takes seriously all threats and potential threats to our people, our assets, and our mission and takes action whenever credible information is developed.”
Politico also reported that the program was not classified but very few officials knew about the program. Harry Reid secured funding in 2009 with the help of Democrat Sen. Daniel Inouye and former Sen. Ted Stevens.
The news also reported on Reid’s interest in the UFO’s was a result of his friend and donor Bob Bigelow.Bigelow owns Aerospace and has said before he is “absolutely convinced” aliens exist and UFOs have visited Earth.
The New York Times states that the program had a $22 million annual budget and “most of the money” went to Bigelow’s research company, who hired subcontractors and researchers for the program.
“I’m not embarrassed or ashamed or sorry I got this thing going,” Reid told the newspaper. “I think it’s one of the good things I did in my congressional service. I’ve done something that no one has done before.”
Both media outlets said the person who ran the program, Luis has resigned and complained about the lack of interest from officials.