IN PICTURES: Brazilian parlimentarians and social movements are outraged over the latest wiretap scandal involving President Michel Temer.
Social groups and members of parliament are demanding the resignation of Brazil’s coup-imposed president, Michel Temer, after a wiretap implicated the leader in a political corruption scandal.
Parliamentarians appeared with signs bearing the message “I already knew” in reference to the longstanding allegations against Temer and his involvement in the notorious Operation Car Wash investigation.
The tape, reported by O Globo Wednesday evening, revealed that Temer had given his blessing to hefty bribes in the name of keeping a key witness, Eduardo Cunha, quiet in the country’s largest-ever corruption investigation.
Cunha, the former speaker of the lower house, the chief mastermind behind the parliamentary coup against former President Dilma Rousseff and an ally of the unelected president, was sentenced to 15 years in jail in March for corruption, money laundering and tax evasion.