Te­mer ac­cused of ob­struc­tion of jus­tice

New Straits Times - - World -

BRASÍLIA: Pres­i­dent Michel Te­mer faced new calls for his res­ig­na­tion on Fri­day af­ter be­ing ac­cused of at­tempt­ing to de­rail a mas­sive graft in­ves­ti­ga­tion known as “Car Wash”. Te­mer and a se­nior sen­a­tor, Ae­cio Neves, were among those “who at­tempted to pre­vent the Car Wash in­ves­ti­ga­tions from ad­vanc­ing”, pros­e­cu­tor-gen­eral Rodrigo Janot said. The ac­cu­sa­tion has raised the stakes in a cri­sis threat­en­ing to top­ple Te­mer a year af­ter he took over from im­peached Dilma Rouss­eff.

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