The archive we received from our source is vast, and contains many more explosive stories yet to be reported. Just last night, we published another story exposing even more serious improprieties by Judge Moro, widely regarded as the anchor of legitimacy for the Bolsonaro government, that has led for more calls for him to resign. Because of the importance but also complexity of these issues for those outside of Brazil, we created a video explaining what this archive is about, what these revelations mean, and why the consequences of our reporting are so significant not only for Brazil but for the entire democratic world.
Der große Knall könnte jedenfalls erfolgen, sollte Lula aus der Haft entlassen werden müssen. Seine Anwälte stellten umgehend einen Antrag auf eine Freilassung. Brasiliens Oberster Gerichtshof vertagte am Dienstag noch die Entscheidung, obwohl Lulas Antrag auf die Tagesordnung gesetzt worden war. Sie wollen aber am 25. Juni über einen weiteren Antrag von Lulas Anwälten verhandeln.
Protests have been held across Brazil as thousands of public workers take part in a general strike against a government proposal to reform pensions. The strike, the first since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January, has affected public transport, schools and banks.
Police used stun grenades on protesters in Rio de Janeiro. In several cities, roads were blocked with burning tyres. Mr Bolsonaro says the controversial reform will restore public finances.
Greenwald’s tweet was in response to threats of deportation by Brazilian far-right politician, Carlos Jordy. Last Sunday, Greenwald and a team of investigative journalists published an exposé in The Intercept outlining major judicial irregularities in the alleged corruption case against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that lead to his imprisonment since April 2018.
Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) has yet to publicly react to the Sergio Moro and Deltan Dallagnol leaks, preferring to understand the full case before he acts.
Although the president’s allies have defended the Justice Minister, his aides have recommended that he wait for more revelations from the talks between the Moro, the former Lava Jato judge, and the operation’s task force members.
Nach Bekanntwerden der illegitimen und parteiischen Absprachen am Wochenende trafen sich die Richter des Obersten Bundesgerichts und des Obersten Gerichtshofs (STJ) noch Sonntagnacht zur Krisensitzung. Medienberichten zufolge diskutierten sie die Auswirkungen der Enthüllungen auf die Verfolgungen und Urteile in den zahlreichen Lava Jato-Prozessen. Uneinigkeit herrsche in Bezug auf Lulas Verfahren, berichtet die Folha São Paulo.
Brasília. Der aktuelle Justizminister von Brasilien und ehemalige Bundesrichter Sergio Moro hat gestern die Veröffentlichungen der publizistischen Website „The Intercept“ versucht zu relativieren und zu entkräften. Er leugnete nicht deren Wahrhaftigkeit, verwies jedoch auf deren „illegalen Ursprung“ und beteuerte, sie würden kein unangemessenes Verhalten seinerseits bezeugen.
Wer war der unbekannte Informant und wem wird die Aktion am Ende nützen? Tatsächlich könnte der Minister Moro noch über die Sache stürzen. In einigen Tagen muss er sich vor dem Senat verantworten. Präsident Bolsonaro hat ihn am Dienstag getroffen, aber keine persönliche Erklärung zu seinen Gunsten abgegeben und eine Pressekonferenz abgebrochen, als es Fragen zu Moro gab.
Moro will appear before the Senate judiciary committee next week to explain the leaked messages, which were published on Sunday by The Intercept news website.
The report said the messages raised serious questions about Moro’s ethics as the judge who imprisoned former president Lula da Silva on corruption charges in 2017.
A new leaked conversation between chief prosecutor of the Car Wash (Lava Jato) task force, Deltan Dallagnol and current Supreme Justice Minister, Sergio Moro, allegedly show that Supreme Federal Court (STF) judge Luiz Fux was also part of the scheme against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
The leak was made by The Intercept Brazil’s executive editor, Leandro Demori, during an interview on Wednesday. The messages show that Dallagnol took on at least once the role of interlocutor between Moro and Fux, while the federal judge was acting in tune with the two.
Brazil’s Supreme Court said Monday it would re-examine an appeal by jailed former president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva in the wake of allegations that a prominent judge collaborated with prosecutors to convict the popular former leftist politician.
In the files, conversations between lead prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol and then-presiding Judge Sergio Moro reveal that Moro offered strategic advice to prosecutors and passed on tips for new avenues of investigation. With these actions, Moro grossly overstepped the ethical lines that define the role of a judge. In Brazil, as in the United States, judges are required to be impartial and neutral, and are barred from secretly collaborating with one side in a case.
Other chats in the archive raise fundamental questions about the quality of the charges that ultimately sent Lula to prison.
The Intercept’s only role in obtaining these materials was to receive them from our source, who contacted us many weeks ago (long before the recently alleged hacking of Moro’s telephone) and informed us that they had already obtained the full set of materials and was eager to provide them to journalists.
Informing the public of matters in the public interest and exposing wrongdoing was our guiding principle in doing this initial reporting on the archive, and it will continue to be our guiding principle as we report further on the large number of materials we have been provided.
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.