Re: Anonymous coward
You can't be court ordered to lie in the US as that would violate the 1st amendment.
I doubt they'd need to be ordered to lie. If the episode is real, all companies and governments concerned will want to hush it up. All the TLAs need to do is co-ordinate and participate in the denials and offer the companies concerned a guarantee that they won't be investigated or prosecuted in relation to any such denials.