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Geert Wilders: "The Public Prosecution Office and all other stakeholders (civil servants and politicians) who have played a role in my political persecution, better prepare themselves for a series of police reports and procedures, criminal and possibly civil. Starting today with a report against a Public Prosecutor and two Attorneys-General for a serious suspicion of forgery of documents, in connection with the preparation of an official report, drawn up on the judicial oath, containing untruths.”

This afternoon, Wilders filed a report against Public Prosecutor Bos and Advocates General Van Roessel and Sta.

In an official report drawn up on the judicial oath, the Advocates General stated on 14 March 2018 that:

"The College also did not consult with representatives of the Ministry of (then) Security and Justice and the political office holders about the declaration process."

In this official report reference is made to the official report of 12 March 2018 drawn up by the Public Prosecutor in which he states:

"There has also been no coordination on this with the Ministry of (then) Security and Justice and the political office-holders."

Letter College of Procurators General dated November 28, 2018:

'In addition to the aforementioned letter from the College, I inform you that in the meantime, following the answers to parliamentary questions posed by member Wilders (submitted November 12, 2018, reference 2018Z20755), it appears that a short note has been found from an employee of the prosecutor’s office. This note relates to regular periodic consultations between the then Minister of Justice and Security and then President of the College in April 2014, which includes: "Wilders - procedure discussed - 1000 declarations." This note was therefore not included in the file that resides with the College and that has been searched through earlier to see whether the declaration process has been discussed with the College.’

In the answer to question 3 (received 30 November 2018), Minister Grapperhaus writes the following to the house of representatives:

"For the sake of completeness, I also mention a few other documents that were found during the searches described above concerning the case that fell outside the scope of the press questions asked by RTL news and the Wob-request. The Public Prosecution Office informed me that it had a short note concerning regular periodic consultations between the then Minister of Security and Justice and the then chairman of the College of 2 April 2014, which includes: 'Wilders - procedure discussed - 1000 declarations'.”

The interrogation of former minister Opstelten on 11 February 2019 also shows that there was indeed consultation, he said the following about this:

(34) "You ask me if I can reconstruct the April 2 conversation. My memory is, that it was briefly discussed. The number of declarations, the state of affairs regarding the declaration situation, what was to come and that the Public Prosecution Office started to examine it thoroughly."

(35) "You tell me that the note says that the procedure has been discussed. You ask me whether I can remember that it was also explained to me what the procedure would be, which declaration modality would be used. My memory does not go so far as to have a concrete reminder of how that was discussed. It was more about the state of affairs regarding the declaration. That the process went well and how the prosecutor subsequently dealt with the assessment of all those declarations.”