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Brazil's Supreme Court Rejects President Temer's Motion Against Prosecutor General
09/14/2017 - 10h51
REYNALDO TUROLLO JR.
On Wednesday, September 13, the members of Brazil's Supreme Court (STF) unanimously denied the motion for disqualification filed by the defense of President Michel Temer against Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot, whose work was praised by the Supreme Court Justices.
On the other hand, the proceedings of the new accusation that Janot is likely to make against Temer, expected to be filed this week, are likely to stay on hold in the Supreme Court until its members come to a decision on an issue pointed by the president's defense.
Temer asked the rapporteur of the cases involving him, Edson Fachin, not to send an eventual accusation to be analyzed by the Lower House before the Supreme Court comes to a decision on the validity of the evidence given by the JBS informers.
The Brazilian Constitution says that the president can only face criminal charges in the Supreme Court if it is authorized by the Lower House first. Justice Fachin sent the case to the plenary sitting; however, the trial was suspended at 6:10 p.m. due to the time and will be resumed next week.
Translated by THOMAS MUELLO
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