11 February 2024

Cue Inspector Renault

I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you! To find Bolsonaro was trying to stage a coup!

Investigators in Brazil have discovered that Jair Bolsonaro and his associates planned a coup to depose incoming President da Silva.

What I am wondering is how aware elements of the US state security apparatus were of these efforts, and how much support they offered.

We already know that the CIA was intimately involved in the Lava Jato (Car Wash) investigation that had da Silva imprisoned and removed from the ballot for a time, so the question is not if, but how much the US state security apparatus was involved.

My guess is that this is something that will not come out in Brazilian investigations:

Former President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil oversaw a broad conspiracy to hold on to power regardless of the results of the 2022 election, including personally editing a proposed order to arrest a Supreme Court justice, according to accusations unveiled on Thursday by the Brazilian federal police.

Mr. Bolsonaro and dozens of top aides, ministers and military leaders worked together to undermine the Brazilian public’s faith in the election and set the stage for a potential coup, the federal police said.

Their efforts included spreading disinformation about voter fraud, drafting legal arguments for new elections, recruiting military personnel to support a coup, surveilling judges and encouraging and guiding protesters who eventually raided government buildings, police said.


Mr. Bolsonaro was ordered to hand over his passport, to remain in the country, and to have no contact with any other people under investigation.

This is what happens when the chief law enforcement official is not named Merrick Garland.


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