Brazilian court orders investigation against President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilian court orders investigation against President Jair Bolsonaro
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28 April 2020
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Brasilia, April 28 (RHC)-- Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) has ordered an investigation against President Jair Bolsonaro, due to accusations by former Justice Minister Sergio Moro. 

Moro, who resigned from his post at the Ministry of Justice last Friday, accused Bolsonaro of interfering in police investigations.  In response to these accusations, the STF ruled that the Federal Police must interrogate the former minister within 60 days.

Brazilian Federal Supreme Court Judge Celso de Mello also requested that the conclusions of the investigation are delivered to the Attorney General's Office.  If the Supreme Court confirms Moro's accusations, it will be up to Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings against Bolsonaro, which could lead to his dismissal from office.

This Monday, the Workers' Party presented the STF with a criminal action against Bolsonaro and Moros on suspicion of prevarication, concussion and corruption.  These crimes were exposed after the war of accusations that took place between the two Brazilian officials last Friday.

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