Tom DeLonge on Podesta Emails: ‘Wikileaks Messed Some Important Stuff Up’
Tom DeLonge commented Friday on his unexpected appearance in a batch of leaked emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, where the former Blink-182 guitarist attempted to meet with Podesta in Washington, D.C. in order to discuss UFO matters.
"I am still here. Wikileaks really messed some important stuff up," DeLonge wrote on Instagram Friday, nearly two weeks after his emails to Podesta leaked.
"What seems like ridiculous subject matter to most, is of massive importance to admirable National Security Leadership. It's easy to poke fun about the topic from an armchair, but unless you're invited to the meetings I have been a part of, then…no more laughing. Big things are coming. Project is still on, believe it or not, things just got bigger."
The caption had a hashtag #SekretMachines, referring to DeLonge's 704-page hardcover "based on actual events" novel, Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows, the first installment in a planned trilogy that focuses on the subject of unidentified aerial phenomena.
In the Podesta emails, leaked by Wikileaks, DeLonge reached out to Clinton's campaign chairman in an effort to set up a Washington, D.C. meeting between them and two people "in charge of most fragile divisions, as it relates to Classified Science and DOD topics. Other words, these are A-Level officials," DeLonge wrote in October 2015.
One of the officials, a January 2016 email revealed, was General William McCasland, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, where pieces from the Roswell UFO crash were purportedly shipped. ["McCasland] not only knows what I'm trying to achieve, he helped assemble my advisory team," DeLonge wrote to Podesta in a second email. "He's a very important man."
While another leaked email, a calendar notification, suggested that Podesta did schedule a time to meet with DeLonge and McCasland, it's unclear whether the meeting actually took place.
Podesta, who also served as senior advisor to President Barack Obama, expressed disappointment in February 2015 that his time in the White House didn't result in the revelation of the existence of UFOs. "Finally, my biggest failure of 2014: Once again not securing the #disclosure of the UFO files. #thetruthisstilloutthere," Podesta tweeted.
However, in April, Podesta said that Hillary Clinton had promised him that she would declassify all documents pertaining to extraterrestrials if elected president.