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It will take more than accusations to bring down Bolsonaro

Former cabinet member José Eduardo Cardozo sees indications of Bolsonaro meddling in Federal Police business, but not yet enough proof to indict

Former Justice Minister: accusations alone won't bring down Bolsonaro
Former Justice Minister José Eduardo Cardozo. Photo: Marcelo Camargo/ABr

Politicians and pundits in Brasilia are on high alert this week, as a series of key political figures provide testimony in the Supreme Court investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro. Accused of attempted to meddle in the Federal Police, Mr. Bolsonaro allegedly tried to appoint a friendly face to the head of the corporation, someone from whom he could obtain information about confidential police probes. According to lawyer José Eduardo Cardozo, the accusations alone — made by ex-Justice Minister Sergio Moro upon his resignation — prove nothing, but in the context, they demonstrate a “degenerate and illegal” attempt at political...

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