The Federal Police determined, on Wednesday (4), the opening of an inquiry to investigate the leak of statements considered confidential that had been sent by the agency to the Covid Parliamentary Inquiry Commission (CPI) on Monday (2).
The material was included in investigations that are ongoing in the PF, one to deal with the suspicion of malfeasance committed by President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) and the other on the acquisition of the Covaxin vaccine.
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The PF’s initiative had as a side effect immediate reactions from members of the CPI. The president of the collegiate, for example, Omar Aziz (PSD-AM), stated that he intends to officially provoke the president of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG), to deal with the case. He also said that the commission will take action.
“It was already known to the press, and until then there was no initiative by the Federal Police to try to investigate who was leaking from within the Federal Police”, said Aziz – as published by the newspaper State of São Paulo -, by noting that the CPI has the attribution of defining which contents are confidential and that the material in question was already being disseminated by the media.
The commission’s vice president, Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP), also expressed a reaction to the news. On Twitter, he said that the collegiate will appeal to the Supreme Court (STF) to investigate the conduct of the Minister of Justice, who is the authority to which the Federal Police is subordinate.
“We will go to the STF with a request for an investigation against the Minister of Justice, Anderson Torres, and the Director General of the PF, Paulo Maiurino, so that the investigation opened with the clear objective of attacking #CPIdaCovid is closed. We will not accept intimidation,” said the congressman, who is also the opposition leader in the Senate.
ATTENTION! We will go to the STF with a request for an investigation against the Minister of Justice, Anderson Torres, and the Director General of the PF, Paulo Maiurino, so that the inquiry can be opened with the clear objective of attacking the #CPIdaCovid, be locked! We will not accept intimidation!
— Randolfe Rodrigues ???????? (@randolfeap) August 4, 2021
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