WSJ Editorial Slams Efforts to Exonerate Donziger
A Wall Street Journal editorial examines how many progressives are trying to get attorney Steven Donziger off the hook for his alleged misconduct. Donziger was disbarred and rebuked by U.S. courts for a $9.5 billion shakedown of Chevron in Ecuador and now faces criminal contempt charges.
“Mr. Donziger exploited indigenous people and the legal system of a foreign country to loot a U.S. company. He refused to comply with a court’s orders,” The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board wrote. “Apparently the Congress-folk believe you can show contempt for the law as long you’re fighting fossil fuels.”
Last week, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Rashida Tlaib, Jamaal Bowman, Jamie Raskin, and James McGovern wrote to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland asking for leniency for Donziger.