Lue Elizondo, former director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), the man at the center of the recent news reports about the U.S. Military’s sightings of UFOs in restricted airspace, told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that the U.S. government is in possession of “exotic material” from UFOs.

“There were times where you’d look at a monthly report, and there were 25, 26, incidents occurring in a 30 day time period,” Elizondo told Carlson when asked about whether the reports caused alarm within the Pentagon. “And the question is really, you know, what the hell is wrong with you? How can you not realize that this is an issue?”

“Let’s let’s take away for a moment, the source of what this possibly could be and let’s just pretend it’s either Russian or Chinese, either way, it’s not a good scenario, someone with some sort of technology that we don’t have, is incurring into controlled U.S. airspace on a regular and routine basis,” he continued. “And no one wants to do a darn thing about it.”

“We keep hearing whispers that there is physical evidence of the existence of these objects that might tell us what they are,” Carlson later said. “Do you believe that’s true?”

“I do believe it’s true,” Elizondo responded. “And I think we should be looking at this. And I think we should be more transparent with the American people. And last thing we need to do is lie to the American people.”

“Is there debris do you believe from any of these vehicles, whatever they are?” Carlson asked.

“The United States government is in possession of exotic material, and I’ll leave it at that,” Elizondo responded. “More analysis needs to be done, there’s enough uniqueness about it, where it demands additional analysis, additional expertise. And thankfully, there are pockets in the U.S. government that are willing to have the conversation and conduct the analysis. I’m not going to say those right now, what those elements are, because I’m worried frankly for the same type of reprisal that I’m facing currently.”

Former Pentagon official/UFO whistleblower Lou Elizondo: “The United States government is in possession of exotic material” pic.twitter.com/ASEThn25E9

— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 20, 2021

PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT:

TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS HOST: So we are getting this much anticipated report, June, the law requires the Pentagon to kind of fess up and say what they know. What are we going to learn? Do you think next month?

LUE ELIZONDO, FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE ADVANCED AEROSPACE THREAT IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM (ATTIP): Well, what we should learn is exactly that, what the U.S. government knows about this topic and has known for a while. It’s a threat assessment that’s supposed to be conducted at the unclassified level and then provided to Congress, which is a report that is expected to be comprehensive. And certainly, that’s the report that Congress deserves. Unfortunately, what we might get is something that is much more watered down. And I think from my perspective, that’s probably the most concerning part of this. The last thing we need is more obfuscation.

CARLSON: That’s for sure. It’s it’s infuriating even to think after 70 years of lying, they would continue to lie. So two questions. One, why? Why all the lying at this point?

ELIZONDO: Yeah, well, first of all, why all the lying, probably because the certain elements in the Pentagon have backed themselves in a corner, they spent such a long time and amount of energy trying to obfuscate the truth from the American people, that they’ve backed themselves into a corner, and they really don’t know how to get out of it. And I think the more that we, we shine a spotlight onto this topic, the more people are going to realize that there really is something there. I think with the announcement of the new IG inspector general evaluation into this topic, and more importantly, the last three years of Pentagon obfuscation. Hopefully the those elements of resistance in the Pentagon will, will realize that that that type of resistance at this point is is rather futile.

CARLSON: You worked for the U.S. government for decades. When we learned Sunday night that Navy pilots had seen these objects, unidentified flying objects every day for two years in restricted airspace, the obvious response is, didn’t that raise alarms? Wouldn’t that scare the hell out of the Pentagon? That their airspace is being violated? Why didn’t?

ELIZONDO: I mean, your absolutely right.

CARLSON: Were they afraid? What’s the posture here?

ELIZONDO: Yeah, I saw the reports. And there were times where you’d look at a monthly report, and there were 25-26 incidents occurring in a 30 day time period. And the question is really, you know, what the hell is wrong with you? How can you not realize that this is an issue? Let’s let’s take away for a moment, the source of what this possibly could be. And let’s just pretend it’s either Russian or Chinese, either way, it’s not a good scenario, someone with some sort of technology that we don’t have, is incurring into controlled U.S. airspace on a regular and routine basis. And no one wants to do a darn thing about it.

CARLSON: … If this report that we get next month is watered down, redacted to the point of pointlessness, do you think that whistleblowers internally will continue to leak the truth to the public?

ELIZONDO: I do and also, let me just say, for the record, I appreciate the compliment towards me as being part of this. But I also have to give a lot of that credit to folks like you and people in the media that were brave enough, three years ago, to cover this topic when nobody else in your industry wanted to cover it. And it turns out that you were right. So first of all, thank you for doing what you do. And then secondly, Yeah, I do. I think there’s more and more people that are going to come out. We saw Alex Dietrich and Dave Fravor this weekend coming out for the record and these people have a lot to lose. Alex Dietrich is still in United States Military. There’s a lot at risk here. And by the way, for every one of those brave Americans that are coming out and having this conversation, there’s dozens more in the shadows, waiting to tell their story.

CARLSON: We keep hearing whispers that there is physical evidence of the existence of these objects that might tell us what they are. Do you believe that’s true?

ELIZONDO: I do believe it’s true. And I think we, we should be looking at this. And I think we should be more transparent with the American people. And last thing we need to do is lie to the American people. I’ll tell you one thing, Tucker, from my perspective, you know that that type of position where you continue to lie to the American people and obfuscate is the reasons why people like me decide one day to run for Congress. And I can tell you, the last thing D.O.D. wants right now is someone like me in Congress. But that’s what happens when you’re not honest and open and fair with people, you know, you, you get we paid for.

CARLSON: Amen. I agree with that completely. Is there debris do you believe from any of these vehicles, whatever they are?

ELIZONDO: Tucker, you know that the United States government is in possession of exotic material, and I’ll leave it at that. More analysis needs to be done, there’s enough uniqueness about it, where it demands additional analysis, additional expertise. And thankfully, there are pockets in the U.S. government that are willing to have the conversation and conduct the analysis. I’m not going to say those right now, what those elements are, because I’m worried frankly for the same type of reprisal that I’m facing currently. But but there are pockets of people that are willing to do the right thing and fortunately these individuals are patriotic and willing to do the job. Amen.

CARLSON: It’s also crazy and amazing. Lou Elizondo, thank you so much. I will see you again.

The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.

This content was originally published here.