Today, in the second part of our investigation, we reveal how the powerful businessman’s bid to get the truth out there seemingly pitted the controversial husband and wife against each other, with the latter helping Rockefeller with drafts of the letter.
The disclosure movement seeks release of ALL top-secret and confidential files held by US authorities on anything to do with aliens and UFOs.
Rockefeller sought to use his connections and power to persuade the president to order the release of the information.
But the negotiations also came with an underlying threat that if Mr Clinton did not deliver the tycoon would write an open letter to him and take out embarrassing adverts in every national newspaper about the initiative in a bid to spook him into co-operating.
Rockefeller was part of the family considered to be one of the most powerful in US history after making a fortune through oil and banking, but despite this his initiative failed and was wound up in 1996 before the new presidential election campaign began in earnest.
The letter in which it said Mrs Clinton had been discussing the draft with campaigners
Significantly, two of the documents show how Mrs Clinton had at the very least discussed the content of the letter with Rockefeller before a first draft was sent to her husband.
During the August 1995 ranch visit, Mrs Clinton was photographed alone and deep in conversation with the philanthropist, then 85, and clutching a copy of a book by Paul Davies called Are We Alone: Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extra-terrestrial Life.
Just 12 weeks later Henry L Diamond, who was helping Rockefeller, wrote to John ‘Jack’ Gibbons – the then director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and advisor to the President.
The letter said: “Attached are: (1) A draft letter to the president which Laurance has been discussing with Mrs Clinton and her staff; and, (2) A draft report on the ‘best evidence’ about UFOs.
“Laurance thinks that it is perhaps timely to send a letter to the president.
“Laurance would like to discuss these items by telephone.”
Hillary Clinton talks UFOs with Laurance Rockefeller at his ranch in 1995 before the draft letter was classified four reasons of national security.
It is widely believed that various agencies of the federal government have substantial information concerning the existence or non-existence of UFOs, and that it has been unnecessarily withheld from the public as classified four reasons of national security
“There is every reason to believe that without your personal initiative, available information of ETI and UFOs will not be released in a meaningful way.”
It went on to ask the issue was made a priority, a co-ordinator to act as go between with all government departments, including the military, NASA and CIA, was appointed, and that an amnesty for official whistleblowers toy avoid prosecution was started.
In another letter sent in February 1996 from Rockefeller to Gibbons he said the letter and “best evidence” report were still being worked on and indicated they may be sent by the end of the year.
He added: “You indicated that you will keep the First Lady (Mrs Clinton’s) office informed, and we shall as well.”
For unknown reasons, the letter was never sent, and Mr Clinton did not ensure disclosure of the files.
But it would appear that for several months Mrs Clinton was helping lobbyists draw up a letter and set of demands of her own husband through a letter that would be signed by someone else – Mr Rockefeller.
Bill Clinton with Rockefeller at the ranch in 1995
A second letter referring to Mrs Clinton being kept informed and part of a draft letter
“For the next 20 years no member of the Clinton team connected to or aware of Rockefeller will publicly say a word about it.”
Express.co.uk contacted Mrs Clinton through her campaign website and President Clinton, through the Clinton Foundation two weeks ago.
We asked them what each of their involvements was; what efforts either of them may have taken to achieve disclosure and any results; and why the initiative failed.
We have also approached her campaign manager John Podesta, who himself this month called for the release of all UFO files, but none has yet responded.
But Mrs Clinton has said this year she wants to open up on what is happening at the mysterious Area 51 military base in Nevada, where UFO conspiracists believe evidence of alien technology is hidden away, if she gets elected.
Responding to questions about UFOs during an interview in New Hampshire, she said: “I am going to get to the bottom of it.”