The Supreme Court of Brazil approved the investigation by the country’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, for possible interference with the administration of the federal police, as announced by the Supreme Court late Monday.
The Supreme Court stated in a statement that its decision was the result of a request from the Attorney General. The Supreme Court ruled that the investigation must be conducted within the next 60 days.
Former Justice Minister Sergio Moro, who stepped down from office last Friday, made serious allegations against Bolsonaro for allegedly interfering in the appointment of senior federal police officers.
Moro submitted his resignation on the grounds that he could no longer preserve the independence of the federal police after Bolsonaro dismissed the head of the body, who was intimately familiar with the chief of justice.
Moro is one of the best-known anti-corruption investigators and may be asked to testify and provide evidence.