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Brazil’s Senate Covid CPI sees room to investigate Bolsonaro; assesses written testimony

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Members of the Pandemic Investigative Committee (Covid CPI) - virtually all of whom are members of the opposition - are now in favor of including President Jair Bolsonaro on the list of people under investigation by the committee and, as a first step toward the measure, they are considering requesting Bolsonaro to provide a written deposition to senators.

The legal team assisting CPI's rapporteur senator Renan Calheiros (MDB-AL), after assessing Federal Supreme Court (STF) precedents, believes that the committee's only impediment with respect to the president is to summon him to provide in-person clarification . . .

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