Minister Alexandre de Moraes, of the Supreme Federal Court (STF), extended for another 60 days the investigations being made by the Federal Police (PF) on the leak of confidential information by President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) in August this year.
The magistrate’s decision responds to a request by the PF itself, which is investigating the disclosure made by the head of the Executive of Inquiry of the body that is looking into an alleged attack on the Court system in 2018.
According to a previous statement made by the Supreme Court, the episode did not represent losses for that year’s elections.
The president, however, publicized the occurrence in a tone of discredit of the electronic voting machines, which became a political target of Bolsonaro and allies, in a crusade of the group against the electronic electoral system adopted in the country.
At the time of the leak, Deputy Filipe Barros (PSL-PR) was at the side of the Chief Executive, who also helped to disseminate the information on social networks, which is why he entered the investigation’s crosshairs.
The decision taken by Moraes regarding the extension of the survey deadline it is secret, but it was confirmed by the STF on Monday (18).
The extension had the support of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), administrative top of the Federal Public Ministry (MPF). The investigation of the leak had been requested, at the time, by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE).
Edition: Leandro Melito