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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:45 AM

Dutch Foreign Minister Quits After Lying About Putin Meeting

Source: Bloomberg

The Hague, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch foreign affairs minister has resigned, a day after admitting that he lied about attending a meeting hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin more than a decade ago.

An emotional Halbe Zijlstra announced his resignation at the start of a debate Tuesday at which he was expected to be grilled by opposition lawmakers about the lie.

He says "the Netherlands deserves a minister who is above any doubt."

Zijlstra, a member of Prime Minister Mark Rutte's center-right VVD party, is the first minister to quit since Rutte's four-party coalition was sworn in last year.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-13/dutch-foreign-minister-under-fire-for-lying-about-putin

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:48 AM

1. He is good example for Trump to follow.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:55 AM

2. Yes, but sexual abuser trump and his crew of wife beaters and traitors have no honor.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:45 PM

3. "the Netherlands deserves a minister who is above any doubt."

So does the US! Most likely to occur once pigs learn to fly and hell freezes over. Sadly.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:15 PM

4. Yeah, we don't have that here.

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