A political crisis in Brazil is growing in the wake of The Intercept’s investigation into a judge who likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case against former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The Bolsonaro administration announced Monday that Brazilian Justice Minister Sérgio Moro has been granted a leave of absence from July 15-19 to “deal with personal matters.”

Leaked cellphone messages among Brazilian law enforcement officials and other data obtained by The Intercept point to an ongoing collaboration between then-Judge Sérgio Moro and the prosecutors investigating a sweeping corruption scandal known as Operation Car Wash. Lula was considered a favorite in the lead-up to the 2018 presidential election until he was put in jail and forced out of the race on what many say were trumped-up corruption charges.

The leaked documents also reveal prosecutors had serious doubts about Lula’s guilt. The jailing of Lula helped pave the way for the election of the far-right former military officer Jair Bolsonaro, who then named Judge Sérgio Moro to be his justice minister. The news of Moro’s leave of absence comes amid increased calls for him to step down after new revelations of Moro’s questionable role in Operation Car Wash were published in Brazil’s leading conservative magazine, Veja, in partnership with The Intercept.

We speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept. Greenwald has faced death threats and a possible government investigation due to his reporting on the scandal.

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recifetiburon

May 22, 2020

From Brazil; Glenn us Hero, let's go Mister Glenn thank u👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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Joe Odom

May 22, 2020

Lies!!!

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Gleidson Sousa

May 22, 2020

This Gleen is a joke! Used stolen fake information from Brazilian and Russian hackers to interfere in the process of corruption that put the ex Brazilian president Luis Inácio Lula da Silva in prison, and now that all hackers got arrested, this so called “journalist” is quite and scared cause he may be facing some real jail time if proven that he paid for those stolen text messages from high raking Brazilian authorities. This guy is a criminal and not a jornalist, and let’s not forget! His Brazilian husband who is congressman is under investigation for a 2.5milons reais in a corruption scandal.

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dogeness 🌹

May 22, 2020

4:20 You can tell Glenn's spent time in Brazil talking to the people there by the way he pronounces Lava Jato ;).

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Cintia Kimura

May 22, 2020

Glenn hired a hacker, paid R$100K tried to sell the information for the Worker's Party (Lula party). As the information contained no crime and was "weak" in terms of compromising the investigation of the Former President Condemned by 12 judges in 4 instances including the Superior Federal Tribunal (the majority of the judges is indicated by the Former President). Who accused os more 7 different crimes

As he didn't sell the information he edits the messages. He adds people in the conversation that by the time the messages were sent didn't even work there.

He exposed to the media messages and refused to hand the original messages for the specialist to analyze and validate the integrity of the messages.

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Tânia تانيا Vieira

May 22, 2020

…making a mountain out of a molehill…

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BÍBLIA EM ÁUDIO

May 22, 2020

We Brazilians believe in Judge Sérgio Moro. This Glenn is a bum defender of corrupt, his luck is that we have in the judiciary some defenders of the squid, otherwise he would be making company for the squid in jail.

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Manrix Repair

May 22, 2020

Right and far right the CANCER of this world

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Manrix Repair

May 22, 2020

Look after 1 month this never get the right spot in "official media televisions"

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Duggy Dugg

May 22, 2020

Glen is right minded

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Urubu Ceta

May 22, 2020

he is a liar and needs to be put in jail.

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Spharion

May 22, 2020

Glenn Grenwald is an activist that has only one goal: To turn the western world into a global Soviet Union.

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Jorge Ventura

May 22, 2020

Veja is a magazine far left protecting the deep state.

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Jorge Ventura

May 22, 2020

Lula is the biggest crooker in the world.

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Natalia da Costa Luongo

May 22, 2020

Is he alright? Glenn had an overd0se in Brazil.

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Marcos Paulo

May 22, 2020

Thank you, Glenn and The Intercept.
We've been rulled by corrupted and dangerous leaders who know no limits to reach their plans.
Stay steady and safe. Count on us!

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May 22, 2020

Oh… Comunistas!

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Tonani Tonani

May 22, 2020

THIS MAN IS A CRIMINAL, NOT A JOURNALIST!
LULA WAS CONVICTED FOR CORRUPTION!
Glen Greenwald is not a journalist, but an activist pro CORRUPTION.
Glen paid hackers, to spy on high level authorities in Brazil and, published manipulated conversations, with intent to create a false judicial crisis, serious enough to jeopardize penal sentences!
Glen fabricated possible conversations among authorizes and, attempted to falsely bring to light the fact that highly capable judges were not impartial when sentencing high profile corrupt criminals, which were properly sentenced! However this is only one of the many criminal activities he’s perpetrated against a democratically elected government in Brazil. He is currently being exposed by facts and an efficient investigation! However he continues to propagate lies and manipulations!! The authorities are interested to find out his true motives and whom may be behind him!! It is known that he is attempting to leave the Country in order to evade the authorities.
This man is not wanted in Brazil, where he is attempting at all costs, to propagate manipulated lies for self benefit and the destruction of Democracy.

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Milene Ferrazza Jeffirs

May 22, 2020

Let's see what you have to say now that the hackers are in jail and glenn overdosed on cocaine and was sent to a hospital in Rio. Did Glenn pay the criminal hackers to do the job?

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Paloma San Basilio

May 22, 2020

The elite and their financial corruptions against The People of our world
The elite and their soul corruptions & abominations against children.

God protect the vulnerable innocent.
Amen.

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Lellande Do couto Canedo

May 22, 2020

Asshole dont live Brasil you are arrested soon !!!

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Messias Vidal

May 22, 2020

TODOS QUE ENTAO FALANDO MAL DO MORO SAO TODOS CONTRA O BRASIL. BANDO DE VAGABUNDOS.

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Dollynho Seu Amiguinho

May 22, 2020

Lula is a criminal and corrupt, he was tried by several judges, including by judges that he himself appointed. Greenwald paid a hacker to hack Sérgio Moro's cell phone and this is a crime, after committing this crime he did not find anything serious in Sérgio Moro's messages. Greenwald's newspaper is issuing a series of fake news to end the jet-lag operation, release former criminal president Lula from jail and de-politicize Brazil's current government that is fighting corruption.

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Nikola Demitri

May 22, 2020

Solidarity with Glenn and his family! Solidarity with Brazil! Lula Libre!!! 🇧🇷

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William Law

May 22, 2020

Now that's a man under pressure.

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H D

May 22, 2020

This man is publishing illegal information. They are hacking phones of political authorities and publishing it. This is a matter of national security!!! This is criminal!!!

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JR Murphy

May 22, 2020

My hero!

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Marcello Grilo

May 22, 2020

We know who you are MISS GLENN

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Marcello Grilo

May 22, 2020

Glenn you are doing a big mistake ,Sergio Moro is an amazing Judge and person .
You are not a Brazilian native and you don’t know the PT and Lula gangsters.
Glenn please wash your mouth before speak about the new government team .
You are a very stupid person
You are on the corruption side
You don’t know how much money PT has in Dubai and other countries.

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Laurie Huntley

May 22, 2020

ALL POWER CORRUPTS, COMPLETELY. Just ask the USA.

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C. JORGE

May 22, 2020

É uma ação orquestrada para criar instabilidade política e judicial ao Brasil

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p7272

May 22, 2020

Disappointed that there was no mention of how the corruption benefited the US. I'll also have to go see what the Intercept has got on Israel.

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Nice figueiredo

May 22, 2020

I am a lady who is ashamed of human beings these days, I know what I suffered on the skin with the country in command of the political party called Pt, which all advocate, a communist party although they do not assume, health thrown in the trash , because I did not have it, my husband needed surgery and had to wait a year, so he lost his job, he was unemployed, I had to support the family by myself and start selling what little he had, everything because they wanted our vow, women having their children in the street, people dying in hospitals, because there was no service, my country was chaos.I'm not a partisan, but I have hope that this governs that here it improves the Parents, the worse and see our money that would be for health, education, financing other communist countries, like Cuba, Venezuela and others, in my opinion we were being murderers too, where dictators kill who opposes, kill her and here, is this right, Freud?

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Mark East

May 22, 2020

God bless Glen Greenwald

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PMS

May 22, 2020

11:17 "Do you think this price is worth it…?" Its damn-well worth it. Posing as a false advocate for justice, Sergio Moro conspired against the basic tenets of human rights and in so doing, established himself as an enemy of humanity. Thank you Glenn. Be safe!

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Melissa Motta de Almeida

May 22, 2020

Moro is a hero. Only in a twisted world someone would be accused of doing the right thing.

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Rowing Fish

May 22, 2020

Right now Im a student and pretty broke but once I have more money, I will support The Intercept financially. Fantastic work. This is how journalism should be. Exposing genuine corruption and being unapologetic pro LGBQT and pro human rights and so on

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Theylor

May 22, 2020

This man is a gangster! liar! fake news! The brazillians knows him like fake news! gangster of the left!

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