Brazil’s top pros­e­cu­tor ac­cuses Te­mer of ob­struct­ing jus­tice

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s top pros­e­cu­tor is ac­cus­ing Pres­i­dent Michel Te­mer of cor­rup­tion and ob­struc­tion of jus­tice, ac­cord­ing to an in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­leased Fri­day by the supreme court, es­ca­lat­ing pres­sure to force the em­bat­tled leader from of­fice.

At­tor­ney Gen­eral Ro­drigo Janot’s charges against Te­mer threaten to drive him from the pres­i­dency and rep­re­sent an ex­tra­or­di­nary de­velop­ment in a cor­rup­tion probe that is up­end­ing politics and just about ev­ery­thing else in Latin Amer­ica’s largest na­tion.

For Te­mer, a 76-yearold ca­reer politi­cian who was not elected, the fall­out could cost him his job. Te­mer, then vice pres­i­dent, took power a year ago af­ter Pres­i­dent Dilma Rouss­eff was im­peached and later re­moved from of­fice for il­le­gally man­ag­ing the fed­eral bud­get.

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