Brazil's President Michel Temer reacts during launch ceremony of the ''New School'' (Novo Ensino Medio) at the Presidential Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Wall Street Journal: Brazil’s Supreme Court Gives OK to Open Probe of New President Temer
Judge approves preliminary investigation, which is based on plea-bargain testimony by a key witness that implicates President Michel Temer, other PMDB members
SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s Supreme Court late Friday gave the green light to prosecutors to open a probe into corruption allegations that President Michel Temer is linked to a sprawling graft scandal centered on the nation’s state-run oil company.
Brazil Supreme Court Judge Teori Zavascki approved the preliminary investigation, which is based on plea-bargain testimony by a key witness that allegedly implicates Mr. Temer and several high-ranking members of his Brazilian Democratic Movement Party or PMDB, including Senate President Renan Calheiros, according to a lawyer close to the case.
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Update #1: Brazil Supreme Court OKs probe into allegations citing Temer (Reuters)
Update #2: Brazilian Judge Authorizes Preliminary Probe of Allegations Pointing to Temer (VOA)
WNU Editor: He is also getting into trouble for these remarks .... Brazil's President Michel Temer Says Rousseff was Impeached for Refusing His Economic Agenda (The Intercept).