Trump Attorney Sues Greenpeace Over Dakota Access in $300 Million Racketeering Case

Horn, Steve
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/08/25/trump-attorney-sues-greenpeace-over-dakota-access-in-300-million-racketeering-case/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  25/08/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21429

Lawyers for Energy Transfer Partners, which include Donald Trump's go-to attorneys, have filed a $300 million lawsuit against Greenpeace and other environmental groups for their activism against the long-contested North Dakota-to-Illinois project.

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Excerpt: According to a New York Times article published in June, Marc Kasowitz represented Trump during the Trump Organization’s financial travails in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and has served as his attorney in other recent matters. He even considered setting up an office in the White House, though he serves as Trump’s personal attorney and not White House legal counsel.

"Kasowitz has been central to Mr. Trump's recent legal battles, helping his client keep divorce records sealed and representing him in the Trump University fraud lawsuit, in which Mr. Trump ultimately agreed to pay $25 million to settle claims from former students that the institution had cheated them out of tuition money," reported The Times. "In the final weeks of the presidential campaign, Mr. Kasowitz threatened to sue The New York Times for libel on Mr. Trump's behalf over a story in which two women accused Mr. Trump of inappropriate touching years earlier."

Energy Transfer Partners CEO Kelcy Warren was a major campaign donor to President Trump, giving him over $100,000 in campaign contributions.

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