Reuters: Brazil's Temer refuses to resign in face of investigation
Brazil's President Michel Temer on Thursday defiantly said he would not resign from office despite a Supreme Court decision authorizing an investigation into allegations he condoned bribery of a potential witness in a major corruption probe.
In a terse five-minute speech broadcast nationwide, Temer said he had done nothing wrong, that his presidency was helping turn around Brazil's stalled economy and that he welcomed an investigation so that he could prove his innocence.
"I did not buy the silence of anyone," Temer said, referring to the allegations made against him. "I will not resign."
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