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Brazil’s Prosecutor General urges Justice Moraes to reconsider inquiry into Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal Prosecutor General Augusto Aras on Monday, December 13, filed an appeal to the Federal Supreme Court (STF) urging Justice Alexandre de Moraes to reconsider his decision to open an inquiry into President Jair Bolsonaro.

Aras argued that the petitioner of the inquiry, the Covid Parliamentary Inquiry Committee (CPI), lacked authority. The Prosecutor also cited an alleged inability of the Senate Attorney General to act in the case and the jurisdiction of the reporting Justice in the absence of the alleged impediment.

According Aras, contrary to claims in the decision to open proceedings, "there has never . . .

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