The President of Brazil Michel Temer on Saturday, may 20, challenged the authenticity of the recording of the conversation where he allegedly discusses transfer of money to the former speaker of the house of representatives of Congress, Eduardo Cunha. About it reports Reuters.
Temer asked the Supreme court to verify the integrity of the record. According to the President, to suspend the investigation against him until it is determined whether it is edited.
The President reiterated that he will not resign and will remain in his post.
The entry gave the authorities two large businessman. One of them, head meat company JBS SA Joseli Batista recorded the conversation with Temer in the course of which it was about the money, which the businessman paid Cunha. When Batista informed the Temer that he gave money to Cunha, he replied: “You need to keep it under control, okay?”
What asked the former speaker not to divulge, not reported. Cunha, a former influential functionary of the ruling party of Temer, said earlier that has the dirt on many high-level politicians involved in the largest corruption scandal involving state oil company Petrobras. 30 Mar Cunha was sentenced to 15 years and four months in prison on charges of corruption.
When it became known about the appearance of compromising, President of the recording, the opponents of the current government called for the investigation of the case. The judge of the Federal Supreme court of Brazil Edson Fuckin gave permission for the opening of a criminal case. Thus, Temer officially became a suspect in corruption.
In the largest cities of the country held rallies demanding the resignation of Temer and hold early direct elections.
Michel Temer, who had been Vice President, became head of state after the issuance of the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff. August 31, the Brazilian Senate authorized her removal from office for financial irregularities. It is assumed that Temer will govern the country until January 1, 2019, when the was supposed to expire presidential term, Rousseff.