Bolsonaro Government Approaches Moro Revelations with Caution

Government wants to avoid premature decisions before the dimensions of the case are clear

BRUNO BOGHOSSIAN

Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) has yet to publicly react to the Sergio Moro and Deltan Dallagnol leaks, preferring to understand the full case before he acts. 

Although the president's allies have defended the Justice Minister, his aides have recommended that he wait for more revelations from the talks between the Moro, the former Lava Jato judge, and the operation's task force members.

Justice Minister Sergio Moro speaks during the opening of the National Council of State Secretaries of Justice, Citizenship, Human Rights, and Penitentiary Administration, in Manaus, Brazil, on June 10, 2019. - (Photo by Carl DE SOUZA / AFP) ORG XMIT: 1713 - AFP

Bolsonaro declined to comment on the reports, published on Sunday (9) by The Intercept website. A spokesman said the president would talk to Moro personally before giving any statement.

Congress Leader Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ), the president of the Senate, Davi Alcolumbre (DEM-AP), and the president of the Supreme Court, Dias Toffoli discussed the news in a morning meeting.

With the new revelations, leaders of Congress see an opportunity to launch an investigation that will no doubt lead to political turbulence.

Moro and prosecutors didn't refute the content of the talks, but they consider their release a "criminal attack on Lava Jato."

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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