Sergio Moro RESIGNS as Justice Minister TBR Weekly #2

Justice Minister Sergio Moro resigned from the government this morning, accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of interfering politically in the Federal Police. Tensions between Mr. Moro and the president reached a breaking point on Thursday, when it was announced that Mr. Bolsonaro intended to fire the Federal Police Chief Marcelo Valeixo.Having appointed Mr. Valeixo as a trustworthy ally, Sergio Moro revolted against the government’s decision and threatened resignation. Sources heard by The Brazilian Report say that he was temporarily convinced to back down, but saying he would abandon his post if he was not allowed to appoint Mr. Valeixo’s successor.The Brazilian Report is an independent media outlet uniquely positioned to offer an insider’s view on current affairs in Brazil.