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WikiLeaks Bombshell: Blink-182's Tom DeLonge Asked Hillary's Camp About UFOs

He wants to believe. (Photo by Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)
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Julian Assange has long been promising that WikiLeaks will unveil some shocking (and incriminating) documents related to Hillary Clinton. Whatever they may be, it's hard to imagine they'll be more damaging than Trump's recent marathon of unmitigated disasters.

At any rate, Assange, in his vendetta against Clinton has been dumping thousands of hacked emails belonging to John Podesta, chairman of Clinton's campaign. According to Politico, the releases have been happening in a series of installments, with the fifth (and latest) one occurring this Wednesday. As expected, there were some damaging bits to be found in the emails. There was evidence, for example, that Clinton may have been tipped off to questions that will be asked at an upcoming town hall forum, as well as some "pointed commentary" regarding Catholics and evangelical Christians, reports NPR.

The most bizarro thing? Podesta, it turns out, had been contacted by former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge about the topic of extraterrestrials, reports the Wall Street Journal. That's right, the guitarist and singer of "All The Small Things" wants to amplify the national discourse on aliens, UFOs, and possibly even crop circles.

The emails are dated October 26, 2015 and January 25 of this year. The leaks only show the emails sent by DeLonge, so it's unclear if Podesta had actually responded to the missives. Though it's implied in the text that the two have an ongoing discussion, and that Podesta may be involved in a documentary about UFOs that DeLonge is working on.

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DeLonge is super serious about the possibility that we're not alone in the world. In the 2015 email, DeLonge told Podesta that he "would like to bring two very 'important' people out to meet you in DC." DeLonge said that these people (possibly dressed in black suits, we presume) are "A-Level officials" and that they serve as "principal leadership relating to our sensitive topic." In the 2016 email, DeLonge references Roswell, New Mexico, where it is rumored that a UFO had crash landed in 1947. Delonge said that he is in contact with a "General McCasland" (maybe this guy?) who was in charge of Wright Patterson Air Force Base, where Delonge claim the pieces of the flying saucer (or whatever it was!) had been shipped to after the crash in New Mexico:

[McCasland] mentioned he's a "skeptic", he's not.


He just has to say that out loud, but he is very, very aware- as he was in charge of all of the stuff. When Roswell crashed, they shipped it to the laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. General McCasland was in charge of that exact laboratory up to a couple years ago.

He added that McCasland had helped him assemble an "advisory team."

This isn't all that surprising, actually. DeLonge's obsession with aliens is well-publicized. Hell, there's a picture of a giant flying saucer on his Twitter. Also, earlier this April, DeLonge released a novel that he'd co-authored called Sekret Machines. The jacket cover explains that the book is about "something impossible lighting up the night sky."

Podesta's a believer too. Back in 2015, when he was a senior advisor to President Obama, he'd penned a (since deleted) Tweet to describe one of his biggest regrets:

The Washington Post claims that Podesta is a big X-Files fan, and that, when asked about the possible release of government files concerning UFOs, Podesta replied with, "The truth is out there."

WikiLeaks, of course, has pounced on the topic, saying that Clinton's campaign is full of crazies with tin-foil helmets:

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But is it really that crazy? As stated by Mr. Neil deGrasse Tyson himself, "there are compelling arguments to suggest we are not alone." Tyson says that there's a mind-boggling number of planets in the universe, and that to "declare that Earth must be the only planet in the cosmos with life would be inexcusably egocentric of us." "Egocentric," we should note, is a pretty apt word.

On a more serious note (relating to our own planet), Podesta alleges that it's the Russians who were responsible for the hacks, reports the New York Times. "This definitely is the first campaign that I've been involved with in which I've had to tangle with Russian intelligence agencies," he said to reporters on Tuesday. He added that the Russians "seem to be doing everything that they can on behalf of [Trump]."

Podesta also put WikiLeaks on blast, saying that the leaks were timed to mitigate the damage done to Trump's campaign by the Access Hollywood videos. "It wasn't any coincidence, I think, that within minutes of the 'Access Hollywood' tape coming out, they decided that this was their countermove," said Podesta.

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