Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro engages in power struggle with country’s Supreme Court

The relationship between the president and the Supreme Court is akin to a soccer game, with tempers running high and fouls becoming increasingly severe. "In these cases, there are only two options: Either the opposing party is intimidated and retreats, or it escalates into a general clash, and the game is called off.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro today opposed Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes decision to include him in an investigation into attacks on democracy on the Internet, asking if his official residence would be searched.

"Who are they going to send? The federal police or the armed forces?" a smiling Bolsonaro belligerently asked a group of his supporters outside the Alvorada Palace, the presidential residence in Brasilia.

"What a shame," he said of his inclusion in a 2019 Supreme Court proceeding to investigate repeated attacks on democratic institutions via social media, mostly attributed to activists of the . . .

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