Brazil’s Bolsonaro to sue Supreme Court Justice Moraes for abuse of office

Brazil's institutional power struggle between the executive and the judiciary enters a new round. The president questions his involvement in so-called fake news investigation and says Supreme Court Justice disregarded the Constitution.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Conservative Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday (16) appealed to the Supreme Court (STF) for abuse of office against Justice Alexandre de Moraes. The person in charge of the case, Justice Dias Toffoli, is in the Dominican Republic - he will not return to Brazil until Thursday (19).

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Bolsonaro questioned his inclusion in the so-called fake news investigation, which investigates the spread of false news against the country's activist . . .

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