Bolsonaro Favors Family Friends for The Federal Police and Ministry of Justice

President fears intervention of the Judiciary in nomination


President Jair Bolsonaro plans to fill the command posts of the Federal Police and the Ministry of Justice with people close to his family, but he fears that lawsuits in the courts will hinder his plans.

Bolsonaro wants Jorge Oliveira, who currently occupies the General Secretariat of the Presidency, to take over the position of former minister Sergio Moro. A lawyer and major in the reserves, Oliveira was previously chief of staff to deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP).

President Jair Bolsonaro. (Foto: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress, PODER) - Folhapress

Alexandre Ramagem, the current director-general of the Brazilian Intelligence Agency, will command the Federal Police. He became close with the Bolsonaro clan when he provided security Bolsonaro in the 2018 campaign.

Ramage became a friend of Carlos Bolsonaro, who is the target of PF investigation. In an inquiry led by the Supreme Court, the police named the president's son as one of the organizers of a criminal fake news scheme.

President Bolsonaro replied, "so what," when asked about his choice. "Before I knew my children, I knew Ramagem. Should this be vetoed? Should I choose someone who is a friend of someone else?" He said.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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