Monday, June 17th, 2019
Missionary RR Soares, Founder of the International Church of the Grace of God.
10:00 a.m Damares Alves, Minister of State for Women, Family and Human Rights.
12 a.m Gilson Machado, President of the Brazilian Tourism Institute; and
Ronaldinho Gaucho, a former soccer player.2:00 p.m.
Mauro Biancamano Guimarães, Executive Secretary of the
Government Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic; and Francisco de
Assis de Moraes Souza (Holy Hand), Prefect of the municipality of Parnaíba /
PI. 3:00 p.m Paulo Guedes, Minister of State for Economy. 4:00 p.m Floriano
Peixoto, Chief Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the
Republic. 5:00 p.m Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, Minister of State for Tourism; and
Gilson Machado, President of the Brazilian Institute of Tourism. 5:30 p.m MP
Signing Solemnity for Confiscation of Goods of Traffickers
Minister Ernesto Araújo: 11:30 a.m Meeting with
the Minister for Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Togolese Abroad, Mr
Robert Dussey. 12:30 p.m Press release. 1:00 p.m Lunch hosted by the Minister
for Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Togolese Abroad, Mr Robert Dussey.
3:15 p.m Dispatch with the Secretary General of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador
Otávio Brandelli. 4:00 p.m Internal dispatches. 5:00 p.m Secretary of Foreign
Trade and Economic Policy, Ambassador Norberto Moretti. 5:30 p.m Vice-President
of the Superior Court of Justice, Ms. Maria Thereza Rocha de Assis Moura. 6:30
p.m.Special Secretary for Productivity, Employment and Competitiveness, Mr. Carlos
Alexandre Jorge da Costa.
of the leak:
about the effects of the leak is counterfactual exercise: you have to keep in
mind what would have happened in your absence. There are three main effects.
The first is that the leak gives breath to the narrative of persecution of the
former president and fuel for PT militancy. There will immediately be a
strengthening of the party leadership identified with this agenda. The net
balance is an individual reputational gain for former President Lula, but a
collective loss to the opposition. After all, Lula is imprisoned, facing
several processes, and with little perspective of effective protagonism in the
main beneficiary of this movement is Bolsonaro, who had been suffering with
wear and precocious routinization of the charisma; the episode mitigates the
negative impact of the leak with Liberal public opinion in the country and
especially outside it. The return to the status quo that marked the campaign
favors the president who asserts himself as an anti-political and anti-system
leadership. It intensively intensifies polarization.
The second effect is
that, for a large part of the electorate, the leak may have the opposite impact
than expected. For a majority share of the electorate, the event reinforces
Lava Jato's idea as a heroic effort to combat corruption beyond any legal
signature. There is a priming (effect of activation and / or saliency) of the
issue of corruption in the public policy agenda, where the government has
suffered severe setbacks and attrition, as in the area of education, foreign
policy and the environment.
Although the affair
tends to undermine Moro's admission to the Supreme Court, he strengthens his
electoral name by the time his political capital was eroded. Moro loses as a
magistrate, wins as a politician. And he already wore the Flemish shirt.
The third effect
occurs within the scope of the Judiciary, specifically in the Supreme Court,
with the revival of the open polarization that marked the Court from 2016 to
Opposition loses, PT
and Bolsonaro benefit; Moro loses as a magistrate, but wins as a politician.
Considering what has changed that was not yet trend, the balance for the
government is undetermined or positive.
One thing is
certain: the leak lost some of its virulence when it surfaced that had hit a
large number of people in various institutions. Turning to be perceived as a
systemic attack, he triggered a wave of indignation, which had a moderating
effect on some actors.
One consequence of
this can be seen: greater involvement of the military in the political system.
After all the country seems to have gone to war against an unknown enemy. But
is not this exactly what populist leaders preach? (2019/06/17 - Folha)
Moro goes to the
Senate is strategy to avoid CPI on dialogue with Lava Jato:
Moro's visit to the CCJ (Senate Committee on Constitution and Justice) on
Wednesday (19) resulted from a calculation of the wear and tear to which the
former Lava Jato judge would be submitted in Congress .
Moro and other aides
to President Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) understood that going spontaneously to the
Legislature to explain the exchange of messages with prosecutor Deltan
Dallagnol was a relatively safe move, as the objective of curbing eventual CPI
with a focus on the minister, taken as a reservation ethics of government.
In the conversations
released by The Intercept Brasil , the then Lava Jato judge exchanges
collaborations with Deltan, coordinator of the task force, which is vetoed by
law . According to the site, the messages were sent to the report by anonymous
source and refer to the period from 2015 to 2018.
On Monday (10), one
day after the first talks were released, Senator Angelo Coronel (PSD-BA) filed an
application with the CCJ to convene the minister . The congressman also began
collecting signatures to create a CPI.
social networks, parliamentarians charged the return of the proceedings of
projects that fight the abuse of authority and pointed out the reflexes that
the crisis would have on the calendar of the anticrime package sponsored by
Around 10am on
Tuesday (11), parliamentarians and ministers, including Moro himself, met at
the commemoration ceremony for the 154th anniversary of the Riachuelo naval
the event, Minister of the Civil House, Onyx Lorenzoni , was notified of the
presentation of the requirements by the president of CCJ, Senator Simone Tebet
(MDB-MS). Thus began the federal government's plan to contain the crisis.
Despite the tension,
Moro preferred to keep the appointments scheduled and went to the Senate that
day to have lunch with parliamentarians from DEM, PL (ex-PR) and PSC.
surrounded by security guards and avoided the journalists waiting for him. He
entered the room where he was expected and wanted to start the conversation by
giving his version on the leaked contents, but was interrupted by Wellington
Fagundes (PL-MT), coordinator of the Vanguard block, which brings together the
senators of the three acronyms.
As the meeting,
marked 15 days before, was about relationship, Fagundes did not want to
polemize from the start. The issue returned only to the end of the
conversation, brought by governor Ronaldo Caiado (DEM-GO) and a debate between
senators Judge Selma (PSL-MT) and Marcos Rogério (DEM-RO).
Moro did not mention the letter signed by Senate leader Fernando Bezerra Coelho
(MDB-PE), which would be released hours later by House Speaker Davi Alcolumbre
inform your Excellency that I was informed by the Minister of Justice and
Public Security, Sergio Moro, of his willingness to provide clarifications to
the CCJ of the Federal Senate about widely publicized news in the press related
to Operation Lava Jato, " read the excerpt from the letter read by David
during a session of the Congress, which brings together deputies and senators.
is not appropriate for the minister to choose, for the minister to decide and
we can not participate in this decision," the PT leader in the House,
Paulo Pimenta (RS), responded in vain.
For the congressmen,
the Planalto account was obvious: when he offered to go to the Senate, he was
free of the embarrassment of being summoned, went into a relatively controlled
and less hostile environment than the House and cooled the spirits of the
creation of the CPI.
far, the plan worked out. Members of the PT in the Senate already said they did
not want CPI for two reasons. First, they do not know how much the crisis can
gain from spreading new conversations.
addition, petistas say that instead of opening two flanks, it is best to
prioritize the CPI to investigate fake news in the 2018 elections, whose
creation request is already on David's desk.
Coronel placed his petition, still with insufficient number of signatures, in
the drawer. Tell allies you'll keep the paper in case the weather turns.
estimate that Moro's account has everything to turn a positive balance on
Wednesday. They understand that the minister has fat of popular support to burn
and bet that there will be no names to embarrass him.
they say that the PT will not be so comfortable in the session because any more
emphatic manifestation may sound ideological and as a banner against
also say that Moro's antagonists, such as Renan Calheiros (MDB-AL) , should not
go into confrontation, at the risk of strengthening the minister.
recurring questioners in commissions, such as Alvaro Dias (Can-PR) and Randolfe
Rodrigues (Rede-AP), tend to spare the former judge of Lava Jato. In the past,
they have gone out several times in defense of the operation.
the attempt to reduce damages did not breach Congressional offensives on other
fronts. Moro also had to go voluntarily to the CCJ of the House , and the CCJ
of the Senate must vote on Tuesday (18) an invitation to Deltan to provide
following week, a 10-member anti-corruption package, which includes legislation
to combat abuse of authority, is scheduled to be considered in Parliament.
bill was stalled in the Senate and desecrated at David's request. Hastily,
Senator Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG) drafted his report, altering the text on
issues that could make it stop.
report prohibits the criminalization of the interpretation of judges and
requires specific intent, that is, there is a need to practice abuse of
authority. (2019/06/17 - Folha)
In the Senate,
Flávio departs from the 'bolsonarista':
At the beginning of
the year, the Amapá senators' bench - which includes Senate President Davi
Alcolumbre (DEM-AP) - was finally able to file an amendment of R $ 20 million
to the budget for paving the northern section of the BR- 156. The release of
money was a cause of celebration in the State, after all, the road is one of
the oldest unfinished works in Brazil, which has been dragged for an incredible
later the euphoria became frustration. Senator Lucas Barreto (PSD-AP) checked
the Ministry of Infrastructure's work plan and found that despite the release
of the money, BR-156 was not in the ministry's plans. Barreto decided to look
for Senator Flávio Bolsonaro (PSL-RJ), the eldest son of President Jair
Bolsonaro , to ask for help.
Shortly after the
amapaense received a call from the Minister of Infrastructure, Tarcisio Gomes
de Freitas, who informed the inclusion of the BR-156 in the plan of works of
the folder for 2019 and apologized for forgetting. "Flávio helps a lot to
create an atmosphere of dialogue here in the Senate. He is sensitive. Call the
minister, give return, "said Barreto.
In another meeting
with Flávio, the infrastructure minister revealed that a package of federal
highway concessions had been completed in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Tarcisio
wanted to announce there, at the same time, with Flávio, but the politician
from Rio thought it best to postpone the announcement and do it alongside the
other state senators, Arolde de Oliveira (PSD) and Romário (Podemos).
Son of a president
of the Republic who was elected with the discourse against what he calls the
" old policy " and which retains as a method the strategy of not
negotiating with parliamentarians, Flávio has become one of the main
articulators of the government's guidelines in the Senate.
It maintains a
restrained and different style of the brothers: it is discreet in the social
networks , open to the dialogue outside the hosts of the bolsonarismo and does
not usually replicate the angry speech against the opponents. "Flávio
plays a key role in political articulation and talks very well with opposition
groups. He has a moderate and quiet profile, "said Major Olimpio (SP), PSL
leader in the Senate.
senators heard by the state , including the opposition, Flávio talks well with
opponents, directs ministers the lawsuits of their House colleagues, helps to
create understandings and agreements that make the Senate an environment much
less hostile to the government than the House.
To the state , the
son "Zero Um" of the president Jair Bolsonaro said that also mediates
appointments to federal positions in the states indicated by parliamentarians.
"We do not know people qualified for all functions in federal agencies in
the States. The parliamentarians help us in this, "said the senator.
Asked about his
relationship with the opposition, the senator makes clear his stance. "I
speak to the opposition as well. Senator Otto Alencar (PSD-BA), for example, is
not from the base, but it is very important. Jaques Wagner (PT-BA) is a super
experienced, balanced person. He surprised me a lot, despite being from the PT,
"said the senator.
The speech of the
antipolitics is also not part of the routine of the senator of the PSL.
"We can not start from the assumption that anything that comes from
politicians is bad," Flavio said. "It's good politics that I
do," the senator said when asked about a possible inconsistency between
his conciliatory style and the anti-old-politics discourse of the rest of the
"My profile has
always been conciliatory. I have a great concern that the president ( his
father, Jair ) has a solid base in the Senate, "he explained,
The senator also
said that Queiroz - revealed by the state , which pointed out
"atypical" movements of R $ 1.2 million, from January 2016 to January
2017, by its former advisor, Fabrício Queiroz - does not disturb the dialogue
with the senators.
disturbs us in the sense of taking time," Flavio said. (2019/06/17 -