Bolsonaro assaults Brazilian judges and warns of “institutional breach” | World information

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday called on the Senate to indict two Supreme Court justices and warned of an “institutional rupture” in his recent clash with the judiciary as investigations threaten him and his allies .

“It’s been a while since Supreme Court Justices Alexandre de Moraes and Luis Roberto Barroso crossed constitutional boundaries with their actions,” Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter. “Everyone knows the internal and external consequences of an institutional break that we neither provoke nor strive for.”

On Friday, Moraes arrested the head of a party allied with the far-right president for investigating online misinformation and anti-democratic threats. The day before he opened an investigation of Bolsonaro for posting confidential material on social media to support unproven allegations of election fraud.

Barroso, who also chairs the federal electoral court, has vigorously denied Bolsonaro’s claims, which has led the president to refer to him as a “son of a bitch”.

Given the expanding legal investigations and legislative defeat for his proposal to revise the Brazilian electoral system, Bolsonaro already has . threatened -constitution-2021-08-05 to react outside its constitutional limits. On Tuesday, the former army captain took part in an unusual military demonstration before the Presidential Palace ahead of an important vote in Congress.

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(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; Editing by Brad Haynes and Diane Craft)

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