Democrat operative John Podesta is so obsessed with what the government knows about aliens and UFOs, he has actually asked reporters to question his candidate on the fringe subject.

The shocking revelation comes from an interview the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign gave to CBS 8, which aired Wednesday night.

According to the KLAS report, “the current (Hillary Clinton) presidential campaign might be the first in which UFO disclosure has been championed by a major party candidate.”

“During a recent campaign stop in Las Vegas, the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton told Politics Now host Steve Sebelius that his candidate will try to get to the bottom of the UFO question.”

Podesta told Sebelius that the “UFO question has been discussed” with Hillary.

“I’ve talked to Hillary about that. This is a little bit of a cause of mine which is that people really want to know what the government knows and there are still classified files that could be declassified,” he said.

The KLAS report notes Podesta’s remark wasn’t “off-hand.”

“Podesta has encouraged journalists to ask his candidate about UFOs,” according to the story, “and a few have done so.”

In December, the Conway Daily Sun, a New Hampshire newspaper, reported that UFOs came up during an editorial board meeting with the candidate.

During the meeting, the former first lady, former senator from New York and secretary of state answered serious questions about foreign policy and the economy, and at the end, she chatted with this reporter, who had asked her about UFOs in 2007 while working for the Cabinet Press in Milford, NH. She recalled that 2007 exchange with a smile and seemed to have fun discussing the topic.

“Yes, I’m going to get to the bottom of it,” said Clinton with enthusiasm.

Back in 2007, Clinton had said that the No. 1 topic of freedom-of-information requests that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, received  at his library was UFOs.

“He has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out,” Clinton said of Podesta, according to the Daily Sun. “One way or another. Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51.”

“I think I’ve convinced her that we need an effort to kind of go look at that and declassify as much as we can so that people have their legitimate questions answered and more attention and more discussion about unexplained aerial phenomena can happen without people who are in public life who are serious about this with being ridiculed,” Podesta told CBS 8.

He conceded, “I come in for my fair share of people raising questions about whether I’m off my rocker.”

While Podesta and the Clinton campaign are obsessed with UFOs and secret government files on aliens, her rival Bernie Sanders doesn’t have time for such matters.

“He is far more interested in issues that are more pressing for most Americans,” CBS 8 reported.