Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
Departure from Brasília / DF to São Paulo / SP. 10:10 a.m Arrival in São Paulo
/ SP. 10:45 a.m Ceremony signing a compromise agreement between CAIXA and the
Brazilian Paralympic Committee. 2:35 p.m eparture from São Paulo / SP to
Guaratinguetá / SP. 3:00 p.m Arrival in Guaratinguetá / SP. 3:30 p.m Military
Solemnity of Graduation of the 248th Class of the Training Course of
Aeronautical Sergeants. 5:20 p.m Departure from Guaratinguetá / SP to Brasília
/ DF. 18:50 Arrival in Brasília / DF.
Araújo: 09h00 olemn Session in Tribute to the 154th
Anniversary of the Riachuelo Naval Battle. 11:00 a.m Federal Deputy Chris
Tonietto. 12:30 p.m Senator Nelson Trad Filho 1:00 p.m Dialogue with
Parliamentarians on Lebanon and the Middle East. 3:30 p.m Internal dispatches.
5:00 p.m Minister for Women, Family and Human Rights, Ms Damares Alves.
to windowpane, Moro goes to the Senate in his most delicate moment:
He was sworn in as a
superminister and held as a moral reserve by the Jair Bolsonaro (PSL)
government, Sergio Moro (Justice) goes to the Senate on Wednesday (19) in his
most fragile moment.
At 9am, in the CCJ
(Constitutional and Justice Commission) plenary, the former judge of Operation
Lava Jato must attack the action of hackers, say that he can not confirm the
content of the messages published by The Intercept Brasil website and affirm
conversations may have been edited.
The line is the same
that the Bolsonaro minister has used since the first reports on the case - and
will be kept in the clarifications that will provide the senators.
circulated since Sunday (9) indicated the exchange of collaborations in Lava
Lato between Moro and the chief
prosecutor of the task force, Deltan Dallagnol .
On Tuesday (18), on
the eve of the ex-judge's testimony, The Intercept Brasil website released new
talks attributed to the two that can reinforce the senators' questioning about
Moro's bias - in one passage, he cites the concern of an investigation President Fernando Henrique Cardoso (PSDB) .
revealed by The Intercept Brazil
indicate an exchange of collaboration between Moro, then a judge, and
Deltan, prosecutor and coordinator of the Lava Jato task force.
Under the law , the
judge cannot assist or advise any party to the proceedings
Leakage can lead to
the annulment of convictions handed down by Moro if there is an understanding
that he was suspected (committed to one of the parties). This includes the
judgment of former President Lula.
announced as one of the top names of the new government, the former judge has
accumulated defeats in less than six months term. Under wear and tear due to
the release of messages from the Lava Jato period, he still had to wait for
Bolsonaro's caution in defending him openly .
president remained silent for three days and, last Saturday (15), although he
defended Moro's legacy, said that there is no 100% confidence . "My father
would say to me: Trust 100% only in me and my mother," said Bolsonaro.
the Senate, Moro must defend informal communications between magistrates and
prosecutors, claiming to be something that has always occurred in all cases and
investigations. He says conversations were also common with lawyers and police.
initiative to appear in audience at the House was the own minister, to try to
cool the plan of senators to create a CPI (Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry)
to investigate the conversations with Deltan.
proponent, Senator Angelo Coronel (PSD-BA), stopped collecting signatures, but
said he did not rule out resuming work.
In recent days, Moro
has tried to use the strategy of not confirming the truthfulness of the
conversations - although he does not deny them - and at the same time criminalize
the hacking attack.
site said it had access to the messages by an anonymous source. Lava Jet
prosecutors had cell phones hacked. The Federal Police estimates that the
material released so far must have been obtained from the Deltan apparatus.
Moro is going to
tell senators that he can not check if the messages released by Intercept are
true nor can he do any expertise on his cell phone because he had not used
Telegram for at least two years.
investigations have reported that the hack was in this messaging app.
From June 9 until
now, the minister skimmed on his speech once, last Friday (14), when he said
that there was an oversight for passing information to Deltan by cell phone,
without formalizing in the files.
He was currently responding
to a question about one of the reports that showed messages from Moro giving
tips to the prosecutor about a source who would be interested in reporting
crimes of former President Lula .
When saying that it
was careless, the former judge ended up confirming the dialogue, going against
his defense strategy.
Under the law,
the judge 's role to remain impartial in the face of prosecution and
defense . Judges who are in any way committed to one of the parties should
consider themselves suspect and therefore unable to judge the action. When this
happens, the case is sent to another magistrate.
The government and
the opposition held meetings with their groups late Tuesday to fine-tune the
strategy they will adopt at the Senate session.
While allies of
Bolsonaro will try to conduct a debate in the legal field, the opposition wants
to promote a political discussion.
Although they say it
is not Moro's profile, government officials want to prevent the minister from
falling into provocations, as happened with Economy Minister Paulo Guedes when
he was called "tchutchuca" and "tigrão" (tiger) in a House
Some senators said
they believed that many colleagues would not feel free to argue more strongly
the Justice Minister because of their thick layer of popularity. Therefore,
they feared that the CCJ would become a platform for Moro.
held in early April pointed out Moro as the most popular and most highly rated
minister of the Bolsonaro government.
president of the Republic has already said that he had made an agreement with
Moro, in taking him to the government, to be nominated for a seat in the
Supreme Court of Justice (STF) - the first should be opened at the end of 2020.
Then he denied the hit and said only that the idea is to have someone with a
profile of the former judge.
opposition parties kept up the speech that Moro must find a hostile environment
in the Senate.
On Tuesday, the
Constitution and Justice Commission also approved an application to invite
Deltan Dallagnol to provide clarification. As it is an invitation, the
prosecutor is not obliged to appear.
the CCJ is composed of 54 senators, 27 incumbents and an equal number of
alternates. However, senators who are not members can also ask questions.
The session is
scheduled for 9am. At first, Moro will have half an hour to make an
introduction. After that, there are five minutes to ask and another five
minutes to answer. The minister can be contradicted for two minutes and has the
same time for the rejoinder. Access to the plenary will be controlled.
becoming a minister, Moro has accumulated defeats. The most recent was when he
lost the Coaf (Financial Activities Control Council) to the Ministry of
Before that, in
January, he tried to disassociate himself from the idea of making arms more
flexible, saying behind the scenes that he was only following orders from
In the case of the
PSL oranges scandal, revealed by a series of Folha reports , Moro only gave
evasive statements. He stated that the PF would investigate only if "there
was a need" and that he did not know if there was consistency in the
complaints. Bolsonaro determined, days later and emphatically, the opening of
investigations to investigate the scheme.
also suffered setbacks in his anticrime project. By order of the Planalto
Palace, the proposal of criminalization of box two, prepared by the Minister of
Justice, will deal separately from the rest of the package. In addition,
because of the crisis of the messages, the procedure stopped. The opinion in
the House would be presented last week, which did not happen.
Another defeat was
when Moro was forced to fire Ilona Szabó, a specialist in public security, by
determination of the president of the Republic, after negative repercussion of
Ilona had already
spoken against the loosening of the rules of access to arms and criticized the
idea of expanding the right to self-defense that is in the project of the minister.
(2019/06/19 - Folha)
arms decrees; text goes to House:
By 47 votes to 28,
the Senate plenum decided on Tuesday (18) to overthrow the decrees of President
Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) that flexibilize the possession and possession of arms in
The decision still
has to go through the House, and the decrees are valid until the House votes.
The topic should be processed as a matter of urgency, going directly to the
plenary. There is, however, no deadline for voting.
After the Senate
vote on the issue, Bolsonaro wrote in a social network saying he expected the
"House not to follow the Senate, maintaining the validity of our decree,
respecting the referendum of 2005 and the legitimate right to defense."
has a defense of the decree that I think is fragile, but I respect it,"
said the mayor, Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ).
If the text is also
defeated by the deputies, the government thinks to appeal to the Federal
Supreme Court (STF) because it understands that the PDL (draft legislative
decree), voted on Tuesday to stop the decrees, is unconstitutional for interfering
in the merits of the norm published by the Executive.
Asked what he would
do if he were defeated, Bolsonaro said on Tuesday: "I can not do anything.
I'm not a dictator, I'm a Democrat, I might."
The validity of the
decree is questioned in three actions that will be analyzed in the Supreme on
Davi Alcolumbre (DEM-AP) said the legislature will look into a bill to address
also recalled that there is in the Senate a bill that deals with carrying arms
in rural areas and can be set.
The decree of arms
was edited by Bolsonaro on May 7. Under pressure from the legislature and the
judiciary, the president stepped back 15 days later and made changes to the
text. The second version of the measure banned ordinary citizens from carrying
firearms such as rifles, rifles and carbines, a permit that had been criticized
by public safety experts.
senators of arms bias pressed on social networks in the last hours and the
president made repeated appeals loudly.
"You do not
know how difficult it is to produce in this country, and security has to be
above all else," the president told the audience of the parliamentarians,
producers agricultural workers and members of the ruralist group in an event in
dictatorship is preceded by disarmament, you see, the Venezuelan people have no
way of reacting," he said hours later, "if it had not been happening
all that is happening there." It did not help much. The senators imposed a
defeat on the government.
The Senate session
had an intense debate among senators opposed to and favorable to the proposal,
reflecting the tense climate that has been in place since last Wednesday (12),
when the CCJ (House Constitution and Justice Committee) rejected the decrees.
"I raised my
children without a single shot, and I lived in my country estate alone with
three children, Mr. President of the Republic, arm and train the police, we pay
taxes for the Brazilian State to take care of us, do not transfer your
obligation, federal government, for the Brazilian people, "said Senator
Kátia Abreu (PDT-TO).
Senator Luiz do
Carmo (MDB-GO) said his daughter was killed because she was not armed.
absolutely sure that if someone, within the established criteria, possesses a
weapon and knows how to use it, the bad guys will run, because the State is not
giving a guarantee to the citizen, it did not," he said.
Son of the president
of the Republic, Senator Flávio Bolsonaro (PSL-RJ) said that the decree serves
to "save lives."
"Let's talk to
the woman being raped that she can put a book in the rapist's head and not give
a shot to defend her life and her physical integrity," he said.
that a father or husband of a raped woman wants to kill with one's hand the one
who did this evil, but we, as a Brazilian State, can not pretend to face crime
with the same weapon as the criminal: violence and, eventually, cowardice,
"said Jaques Wagner (PT-BA).
In recent days,
there has been an intense campaign on social networks. Bolsonaro himself went
to the internet to ask for the maintenance of the measure, a manifestation that
was not well received by senators opposed to the decree that the previous day
revealed that they received threats because of the way they voted in the CCJ.
In the morning,
government officials said there was still an expectation of defeat, although it
had declined in recent days. Defending that the result would be known just in
time, a Bolsonaro ally said he expected the winner to have about 8 votes more
than the defeated.
In the CCJ, Senator
Marcos do Val's (Citizenship-ES) report, favorable to the decree, was rejected
by 15 to 9. With the defeat, a separate vote was approved by senator Veneziano
Vital do Rêgo (PSB-PB), who is against Bolsonaro's measure.
House and Senate
officials issued opinions indicating that in both decrees Bolsonaro
extrapolated legal limits, distorting the Disarmament Statute at various points
and exorbitating the executive's regulatory power.
Among other points,
the technicians pointed out that the decree extrapolated its regulatory power
by establishing an absolute presumption that all 20 categories that list
complies with the basic requirement to ride armed.
The current text
increases the list of restricted-use munitions in the country, including
cannons and mortars, and restricts rockets, rockets, missiles and bombs.
The deadline for
informing the Federal Police and Army Command of the purchase of firearms has
also been extended. It went from two to seven business days after the device
The measure further
specifies how many firearms can be purchased by collectors, hunters and snipers
and by members of the Armed Forces, limits that had not been foreseen.
She details the
validity of the registration of the possession of arms in ten years, a period
that had not been specified in the previous measure, and establishes that it
will be the Federal Police that will issue the authorization for the sport.
In addition, the
initiative also expanded the categories considered as risky activity and,
therefore, have the right to size, including port guards and members of the
In the rural area,
it restricted the authorization of the carrying of arms, stating that it will
be granted only to property owners who are engaged in "agricultural,
livestock, extractive, forestry or agro-industrial exploitation."
(2019/06/19 - Folha)