Are we getting into semantics over all this.....
while NASA is described as an 'Independent civilian space agency'.....it's creation by Congress...it's funding...and general direction
is lead by the US Government.....?
it would technically be the Government who is doing the 'covering up'......but as a civilian branch of government NASA would naturally be
under instructions from Government about what it could and couldn't make public. What would be classified and what wouldn't...
Mitchell doesn't go out of his way to point the finger at NASA (who would be the ones paying his retirement pension?).....but he doesn't have to.....
by saying that the government is...and has been covering up ET visitation...NASA is naturally and obviously implicated...as a 'civilian' branch of government.
In other words....Covering up stuff in the 'National Interest'....would not be something NASA could do independent of Government...
The government would lead in matters of 'security' and NASA would follow...? And by following would be part of the cover up.
And yet you ignore his quite clear statements that run contrary to your disparately connected dots.
How does one interpret it when Edgar Mitchel says "One more thing... it got messed up that this had to do with NASA. It doesn't have anything to do with NASA." ??
How much more clear does the man have to make it before people will stop attributing false meanings to his words?