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3 Senators Just Got Briefed on UFOs

The classified Pentagon briefing happened Wednesday
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2019 9:20 AM CDT
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., left, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 4, 2019. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., listens at right.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – The list of lawmakers who have received briefings on Navy encounters with UFOs has gotten a bit longer. The vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, was among three senators to receive a classified Pentagon briefing on the issue Wednesday, reports Politico, which cites "a growing number of [such] requests from members of key oversight committees," mentioning Intelligence, Armed Services, and Defense Appropriations.

Upon announcing a formal procedure for documenting encounters last month, the Navy said it had "provided a series of briefings by senior Naval Intelligence officials as well as aviators who reported hazards to aviation safety … in response to requests for information from Congressional members and staff." "If naval pilots are running into unexplained interference in the air, that's a safety concern Senator Warner believes we need to get to the bottom of," a rep said in a statement. On Saturday Trump told ABC News he'd also attended "one very brief meeting" on UFO sightings. "Do I believe it? Not particularly," he said before noting "our great pilots would know" of evidence of alien life. "We'll watch it," he added. (Read more UFOs stories.)

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