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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
But if they had nothing to hide, why put themselves out there like that?
Personally, I think some of it has to do with the fact that Putin knows that Obama won't take the offensive position that previous presidents have. He knows he can get away with blatantly lying. All Obama will do is issue sanctions, if that.
originally posted by: peck420
Feel free to point out where I claimed it was a US sanctioned law suit. Take your time.
...but none are willing to go to bat on the stand, because...it ain't their lawsuit, why should they?
The Ministry of Security and Justice does not have to disclose information about how it handled the direct aftermath of the MH17 disaster, the Council of State ruled on Wednesday. This involves reports of meetings held by various ministers after the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014. In the weeks after the disaster, ministers regularly met in a crisis committee to discuss the aftermath, NU.nl reports.
Dutch news agencies NOS, Volkskrant and RTL Nieuws tried to get more information about the aftermath of MH17 by appealing to the Freedom of Information Act. They wanted to reconstruct the government's policy after the disaster. The Ministry of Security and Justice did release some of the documents, but large pieces of the documents were blacked out. The three news agencies therefore teamed up and took the matter to court.
In February the Midden-Nederland court ruled that these reports should be made public. The Ministry of Security and Justice appealed, arguing that the disclosure of confidential consultation could be harmful to the Netherlands' relationship with other countries.