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Sen. Gillibrand: “It's very interesting, and we're continuing to probe and get information”
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Sen. Gillibrand: “It's very interesting, and we're continuing to probe and get information”
Ep. 6 – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (7-18-2023) says “no developments yet,” but she’s excited to team up with Chuck Schumer on their UAP transparency amendment.
Elevators on third floor of Senate side of the US Capitol. Photo: Matt Laslo

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) says Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s new UAP measure seems to have more to do with his predecessor, Harry Reid, than with UFO whistleblower David Grusch.

“You have to ask Sen. Schumer the genesis of his interest, but I think it was because he kind of took the mantle from Sen. Harry Reid and wanted to just continue the rights of the public to know information,” Gillibrand tells Ask a Pol. “Very similar to the JFK requirements of revealing information over time.”

While Gillibrand says her and Schumer’s new bipartisan measure to shed light on the federal government’s UFO / UAP (Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena) programs is separate from her ongoing investigation into Grusch, she says the two complement each other.

“It's not the same work we're doing in the Armed Services Committee,” Gillibrand says. “But this is a good measure that very much dovetails with the work that we do with both Intel. and Department of Defense.”

In our exclusive interview, Gillibrand gives Ask a Pol subscribers a glimpse into her investigation into David Grusch.  

“It's very interesting, and we're continuing to probe and get information. No developments yet,” Gillibrand says. “But if I had them, I would give them.” 

While Reps. Tim Burchett (R-TN) and Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) have faced some pressure, eye rolls and shade ahead of next week’s House UFO hearing, Gillibrand says she’s got no concerns with the House investigation. 

“No,” Gillibrand replies. “No.”  

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Listening to lawmakers with Laslo, UAPs

I cover Congress different. I listen. Learning daily. Even while throwing stones at all the glass houses. This will be a stream of my noteworthy interviews. They're conducted at the US Capitol, if not otherwise noted. Matt Laslo is a veteran congressional reporter, Johns Hopkins University lecturer, fmr. Vice News Tonight/HBO correspondent, etc.