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Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:10 PM

Dutch lawmakers: U.S. Ambassador Hoekstra interfering in their elections

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/09/22/us-ambassador-pete-hoekstra-netherlands-embassy-fvd/#click=https://t.co/8OLd2AKLh2

"Dutch officials demanded answers from Pete Hoekstra, the U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, on Tuesday in light of reports that the Trump appointee had held a private event for a rising right-wing political party and its donors at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague earlier this month.

On Monday, Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer published a detailed description of the Sept. 10 gathering, attended by a large group of Forum for Democracy (FvD) members and supporters in the business community, bringing it to widespread attention.

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Party attendees told De Groene that entrepreneurs constituted around 40 percent of the crowd, some of whom had already donated to the FvD, and that the invitations included contact details for Joyce Vastenhouw, who is listed as “Head of Fundraising” for the party on LinkedIn.

The invitation gave guests a particular impression, according to the magazine’s assessment: The “evening at the embassy, ​​on American soil, had as one of the goals to supplement the Forum’s party budget.”
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"That would be a violation of the Treaty of Vienna,” Sjoerdsma said in a message to The Washington Post, referring to the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations — an international agreement to which the United States and the Netherlands are signatories."....(more)


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Tanuki Sep 22 OP
machoneman Sep 22 #1
RGinNJ Sep 22 #2
Thekaspervote Sep 22 #3
Tanuki Sep 22 #6
Pacifist Patriot Sep 22 #4
octoberlib Sep 22 #5
2naSalit Sep 22 #7

Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:13 PM

1. Hey, that Trumper don't give a fuck about any treaty, agreement or law. They don't care about....

...diplomacy one whit!

The Dutch need to expel him STAT! Turn off the power to the embassy, grab him on the street and send him back to the USA in handcuffs if need be.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:15 PM

2. They should send him packing.

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Response to RGinNJ (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:18 PM

3. Hopefully they will..that is awful!

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Response to RGinNJ (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:51 PM

6. He got off to a really bad start over there on 2018 and is widely

regarded as a liar and an arrogant moron, not unlike his boss.


https://dutchreview.com/featured/lying-pete-hoekstras-first-day-as-the-us-ambassador-in-the-netherlands/

..."US ambassador lying Pete Hoekstra refuses explanation of so-called ‘burned politicians’

Afterwards, Hoekstra received the press in his official residence. The journalists repeatedly asked him about his statements in a debate in 2015, in which he said that there are no-go zones in the Netherlands where cars and politicians are set on fire.



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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:18 PM

4. Expel the asshole.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:22 PM

5. Richard Grennell was doing the same thing when he was

ambassador to Germany. Making contact and supporting far right wing parties , contradicting Angela Merkel in public . It's a feature , not a bug in the Trump administration. I doubt Trump will do a thing.

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Response to Tanuki (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 08:10 PM

7. The current admin...





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