Opinion: In Defense of Glenn Greenwald, or Vaza Jato vs. Lava Jato

Greenwald maintains judge Moro acted as a “crusading judge” and engaged in prohibited “ex parte” communications with prosecutors. Together, these actions amount to collusion between the judge and the prosecutors.

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, BRAZIL – (aka The Curmudgeon): Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist who became famous worldwide for having collaborated with Edward Snowden in publishing classified government documents, has now become (in)famous in Brazil.

Greenwald’s publication The Intercept has been divulging behind-the-scenes communications between judge Sérgio Moro and members of the Lava Jato prosecutorial team, which purport to show collaboration between them—something that is impermissible in criminal court cases.

Sérgio Moro, as a federal court judge, became the public face of Brazil’s Lava Jato anti-corruption investigations, which have undeniably brought about a . . .

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