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Is UAP investigation heating up? “We have a lot of information going to our offices," Luna says
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Is UAP investigation heating up? “We have a lot of information going to our offices," Luna says

Ep. 212 — Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (3-21-2024 & 3-22-2024)
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Rep. Luna talks to press corps after UFO whistleblower David Grusch finished testifying before the Oversight Committee on July 27, 2023. Photo: Matt Laslo

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Who?

Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) — Co-chair, Congressional UAP Caucus

What? Bonus!

Flipping through our notes, we realized Ask a Pol’s Matt Laslo ran into Luna back to back the last two days Congress was in session before taking a 2 week long Easter break.

Transcripts are at the bottom, but just below we tried to highlight most of the highlights in these newsy, if short, exchanges.

LISTEN: Laslo & Luna 2 (3-22-2024)

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Ask a Pol asks (Interview II):

Are you worried the SAPs [Special Access Programs] that UFO whistleblower David Grusch warned about are hidden within military contractors?

Key Luna (Interview II): 

“That’s exactly why we need more oversight,” Luna exclusively tells Ask a Pol. “I think that there is absolutely, without a doubt, something there, and, I think, from the level of pushback that we get, it’s pretty obvious. And so I look forward to being able to hopefully get something seriously considered for the next Congress in regards to an actual committee, because I think it should be investigated. And you guys can see there’s a ton of bipartisan support.”

Caught our ear:

“We have a lot of information going to our offices, so being able to see what’s accurate, what’s disinformation, I think that that’s incredibly important,” Luna says. “So we’re making sure that we’re not putting out wrong information or false information to discredit the movement.”

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Sen. Marco Rubio’s official Senate office in Washington, DC. Photo: Matt Laslo

Ever talk to home state Sen. Marco Rubio about UAPs?

“I have not been able to talk to anyone in the Senate,” Luna reports to Ask a Pol. “We’ve reached out to see what we can find from different staffers and whatnot. But, yeah, we’d be happy to sit down and have a meeting with all of them.”

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Luna on new AARO report (Interview I):

“I’m skeptical,” Luna tells Ask a Pol.

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Below find 2 transcripts of Ask a Pol’s exclusive interviews with Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL), slightly edited for clarity.

LISTEN: Laslo & Luna I (3-21-2024)

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TRANSCRIPT I — Rep. Luna; Thurs., 3-21-2024

SCENE: Luna’s on her way to vote on the floor of the US House when she runs into Laslo and then another reporter.

Matt Laslo: “You got any updates?”

Anna Paulina Luna: “Not yet.”

ML: “Nothing?”

APL: “Not yet.”

ML: “What umm — what are you looking for next? Actually, I haven’t asked you about the AARO report. What do you make of that?”

APL: “As of right now, our next steps are, I think, a field hearing, so we’re waiting to kinda [finalize?] that.”

ML: “What do you make of that declassified AARO report?”

APL: “I’m skeptical.”

ML: “Yeah?”

APL: “Yeah.”

Reporter: “Can I ask you quickly about your IVF bill?”

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APL: “Yes.”

The soothing sounds of congressional chaos as Laslo greats another lawmaker whose heart looked to already be on spring break…

ML: “Have a good one, sir!”

Luna and the Congressional UAP Caucus hold a press conference in the US House of Representatives. Photo: Matt Laslo

TRANSCRIPT II — Rep. Luna; Fri., 3-22-2024

SCENE: As lawmakers in the House of Representatives were casting their last votes before their 2-week Easter recess, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) — whose staff alerted Laslo the move was coming, which wrecked his morning (haha) — walked to the dais and laid a motion to vacate Speaker Mike Johnson from his new role yielding the Speaker’s gavel.

THROWBACK: When Laslo found McCarthy’s fate in a restroom…

After the vote ended, most lawmakers flooded down the marble steps, hopped in idling cars and rushed to the airport. Luna was rushing back to her office across the street — where a pro Palestinian protest was occurring — when Ask a Pol bumped into her.

Matt Laslo: “Do you have any thoughts on the motion to vacate?”

Anna Paulina Luna: “I haven’t seen it be introduced yet.”

ML: “Oh yeah? What do you — did you see that Joint Chiefs of Staff memo on UAPs?”

APL: “I have not yet.”

ML: “What do you — I mean, it’s interesting that it goes to that level.”

APL: “I mean, I’ve told you guys, I think that there is absolutely, without a doubt, something there, and, I think, from the level of pushback that we get, it’s pretty obvious. And so I look forward to being able to hopefully get something seriously considered for the next Congress in regards to an actual committee, because I think it should be investigated. And you guys can see there’s a ton of bipartisan support.”

Laslo maneuvered around a metal barricade while walking backwards at times as he’s recording the brisk walking congresswoman.

ML: “Yeah.”

APL: “But, you know, I’m at the point where I’m also too…”

As they walk through the protest the sidewalk narrows to fit a large banner, which Laslo accidentally brushes against.

APL: “…you know, we have a lot of information going to our offices, so being able to see what’s accurate, what’s disinformation, I think that that’s incredibly important. So we’re making sure that we’re not putting out wrong information or false information to discredit the movement.”

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ML: “How would you describe the relationship between the Pentagon and the contracting industry? Have they —like, have we seen the wedding like Eisenhower foreshadowed with the military-industrial complex?”

APL: “I think, it’s very evident that there’s not enough oversight and that we have to make sure that we’re, you know, staying cognizant.”

ML: “Yeah?”

Luna’s texting with a staffer.

APL: “Sorry, I’m making sure…”

ML: “You have a day job!”

Luna laughs.

ML: “Well, kinda last question. Are you worried, ‘cause could it be the SAPs [Special Access Programs] that Grusch brought up are hidden in the contractors?”

APL: “Well, and that’s exactly why we need more oversight.”

Luna apologizes for being on the phone with her staffer again.

APL: “Sorry.”

ML: “It’s all good!”

Protestors: “Fund UNRWA! Fund UNRWA now!”

ML: “Yeah. ‘Cause you guys don’t feel like you have it?”

APL: “Yeah, well, there — you guys know that they’ve denied us access. So, I mean, we, again, need more people involved. But, you know, there’s a ton going on up here, so we have to just make sure that we stay focused on it and that we continue our support for it.”

ML: “Have you ever talked to [your home state senator who’s the Senate Intel Vice-chair Marco] Rubio (R-FL) about it? Because he has more access.”

APL: “I have not been able to talk to anyone in the Senate. I think I’ve told you guys that, but we’ve not really been able to make contact.”

ML: “Have you requested it?”

APL: “We’ve reached out to see what we can find from different staffers and whatnot. But, yeah, we’d be happy to sit down and have a meeting with all of them.”

ML: “As always, I’ll be watching. Have a good recess, ma’am.”

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