The arrest of top members of the Military Police of the Federal District, on suspicion of collusion with the coup acts of the 8th of January, and of the former assistant to Jair Bolsonaro (PL), Mauro Cid, involved in the fraud of vaccine cards against covid-19, and also in the case of the sale of jewelry received by the former president, put the Armed Forces in the spotlight again. For Army officers, the Judiciary would be straining relations with the military.
This Wednesday (23), the Minister of Defense, José Múcio Monteiro, said that he will ask the Federal Police and Minister Alexandre de Moraes, of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), for the names of the people who received Walter Delgatti, the hacker of Vaza Jato, at the ministry’s headquarters, at the request of Jair Bolsonaro (PL), to discuss possible weaknesses in the electronic voting machine.
For the Minister of Institutional Relations, Alexandre Padilha, however, the position of the Armed Forces regarding the irregularities “was very important”. “They took a firm position in the sense that anyone responsible should be punished, that we will not make a pact with those who committed crimes”.
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In Padilha’s assessment, “the set of institutions – press, civil, military, National Congress and Judiciary – were contaminated by the four years of hatred sown against democracy by the previous government”.
“We are carrying out this rehabilitation process and, in this process, it is fundamental not to generalize the individual posture or even of leaders, as if it were something of the institution, and vehemently punish all those who have proof of having participated, executed, planned or financed the events of the 8th of January”, completes the minister, in an exclusive interview with BDF Interview.
The minister is assertive: “We will not hesitate to investigate, investigate and punish those responsible for the coup. It has to be pedagogical for Brazil as a whole, for society, for the institutions involved in this, for politics”.
Editing: Rodrigo Chagas