Obama to Putin, Rebels: What Are You Hiding?
Calls out Russia, rebels for impeding MH17 investigation
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2014 11:07 AM CDT
President Obama makes a statement on the situation in Ukraine and Gaza, at the White House, Monday, July 21, 2014.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – President Obama called out Vladimir Putin, Ukraine's pro-Russia militants, and the disgraceful handling of the investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 today, reports Politico. The president argued that investigators needed "immediate and full access to the crash site." "What exactly are they trying to hide?" he asked, stating that Putin has "direct responsibility" to get rebels to fall in line and "stop tampering with evidence." By continuing to meddle in Ukraine's autonomy, Russia "will only further isolate itself," the president said. Obama's comments echo those of Dutch investigators on the scene today, adds the AP, who report seeing remains still scattered around fields and are calling for a full forensic sweep.

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Lou Bernardo
Jul 27, 2014 3:32 PM CDT
We know what Putin may be hiding, what we don't know if why the Obamanation is hiding so much of his past life and what his administration is hiding.
KDickley
Jul 24, 2014 12:07 AM CDT
AMERICANS TO Obozo the Clown: What are you hiding? IRS, NSA, EPA, Benghazi, VA, DOJ?
cornelison
Jul 23, 2014 6:43 PM CDT
The right-wing trolls are here because they've been kicked off so many web sites on the internet. Do us all a favor and migrate to the Fox site, the right-wing echo chamber.