HIDDEN PLOT Exclusive: Brazil’s Top Prosecutors Who Indicted Lula Schemed in Secret Messages to Prevent His Party From Winning 2018 Election
A friend in Brazil told me 4 months ago keep my eye on The Intercept – especially concerning President Bolsonaro. It was said that there are Revelations about to become known that had never been revealed before. I remember sitting in an open-air bar in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro watching on big screen TV while the Brasilian Senate voted to impeach legally elected President Dilma for basically NOTHING! . It was the most heartbreaking thing maybe I’ve ever seen, I am very familiar with the story as an inside Observer watching “Operação Lava Jato” unfold before my eyes. I have been waiting for these stories for quite some time and now here they are here and.. NOT TO BE IGNORED!
A massive archive exclusively provided to The Intercept confirms long-held suspicions about the politicized motives and deceit of Brazil’s corruption investigators.
AN ENORMOUS TROVE of secret documents reveals that Brazil’s most powerful prosecutors, who have spent years insisting they are apolitical, instead plotted to prevent the Workers’ Party, or PT, from winning the 2018 presidential election by blocking or weakening a pre-election interview with former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva with the explicit purpose of affecting the outcome of the election.
The massive archive, provided exclusively to The Intercept, shows multiple examples of politicized abuse of prosecutorial powers by those who led the country’s sweeping Operation Car Wash corruption probe since 2014. It also reveals a long-denied political and ideological agenda. One glaring example occurred 10 days before the first round of presidential voting last year, when a Supreme Court justice granted a petition from the country’s largest newspaper, Folha de São Paulo, to interview Lula, who was in prison on corruption charges brought by the Car Wash task force. more..