Government Lawsuits in Favor of Allies and Against Opponents Bothers Congress and Supreme Court

Politicians and magistrates see the role of the Ministry of Justice, Federal Police and Attorney General Office as using the machine to please Bolsonaro supporters


Several federal lawsuits initiated by the federal government and the federal police have caused discomfort among the Congressional and the Judiciary branches of power.

The federal government initiated a lawsuit in favor of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters, and the federal police initiated a lawsuit against parliamentarians and governors.

Supreme Court Justices and auxiliaries heard by Folha privately claim that the use of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Justice in defense of youtubers and bloggers associated with Bolsonaro has also caused estrangement.

Jair Bolsonaro. Foto: Alan Santos / PR

The President of the Republic signed an ADI (direct unconstitutionality action) questioning the decision of Minister Alexandre de Moraes (STF), who ordered Twitter and Facebook to remove the accounts of influencers, business people, and politicians who support Bolsonaro.

The president's allies, including former deputy Roberto Jefferson (PTB), blogger Allan dos Santos and businessmen Luciano Hang (from Havan) and Edgard Corona (from Smart Fit), are targets of and investigation in the scope of the fake news inquiry. They had their social media accounts suspended by order of the Supreme Court Justice.

Magistrates minimized the legal impact of Bolsonaro's lawsuit, but assessed the gesture as a political use of AGU to please the base.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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