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Bolsonaro puts pressure on Supreme Court to end investigation

Tuesday, May 26th 2020 - 07:56 UTC
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Bolsonaro said in the statement on Monday that he expects the “matter to be treated with responsibility and serenity.” Bolsonaro said in the statement on Monday that he expects the “matter to be treated with responsibility and serenity.”

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro expects the Supreme Court to find no wrongdoing and end an investigation into potential political interference in the federal police, according to a statement from the presidential palace on Monday.

An allegation by former Justice Minister Sergio Moro, a popular anti-graft crusader, that Bolsonaro aimed to interfere in police investigations has become a political scandal adding to the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Last week, the federal Supreme Court released a video recording of an April 22 ministerial meeting in which Bolsonaro said he wanted to change security officials, their bosses or even ministers to stop his family and friends from getting “screwed.”

Bolsonaro said in the statement on Monday that he expects the “matter to be treated with responsibility and serenity.”

Writing on Facebook after the release of the video, Bolsonaro said there was “no indication of interference in the federal police.” In a radio interview with Jovem Pan, he said he had been talking about his own personal security and not senior members of the federal police.

 

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  • Think

    Dear hermanito Shileno...

    How nice to hear that the underdogs of the Shicureo pack are truly...: “cognizant of the horror of this terrible pandemic..., are feelling highly fortunate and are seizing those serendipitous opportunities their pack is substantially profiting from”...

    Surely then..., the true and gentle leader of the Shicuréo pack will do its best to be nice to the lesser privileged ones and quitely accept the redistribution of some of those extraordinary winnings through the upcoming SII legislation..., cachai...? ;-)

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_ifdbe5CzSk

    May 29th, 2020 - 02:06 pm +1
  • Little J

    It's interesting observe that although Jair Bolsonaro and Cristina Kirchner who are at totally opposit ends of the political spectrum, are both doing their very best to wriggle out of their legal difficulties in exactly the same manner.

    ...........or say pressure their respective Supreme Courts, to allow them to “get off” the hook, despite their well known corrupt proceedings.

    May 26th, 2020 - 08:29 pm 0
  • Chicureo

    One critical key in the survival of any Latin America democracy is the complete independence of its Supreme Court. Even during the years of both Allende and Pinochet, our high court was an important safeguard against gross executive power abuse.

    I'm still admittedly a fan of Bolsonaro, because he was successful in breaking the death grip of the corrupt Partido de los Trabajadores, but he does need to be kept under control for Brazil and his own best interests...

    May 27th, 2020 - 02:44 pm 0
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