in 2016, many Brazilians assumed government institutions would uphold the rule of law. Leaked audio and testimonies now show Supreme Court, Federal Police, Military and US DOJ conspired together to illegally remove Dilma Rousseff. How many US institutions are working with Trump?
When this information broke the Anglo media reported on a "leaked tape scandal" but didn't translate the most important part: top level government officials planning, "Big deal, with the Supreme Court, with everything" to remove Dilma Rousseff and install Michel Temer.
Last July, leaked messages revealed a year after the start of the #VazaJato scandal show a group of 17 FBI agents held meetings with Brazil's Lava Jato "anti-corruption" task force every 15 days during the lead up to Dilma Rousseff's illegitimate ouster.…
On the eve of a neck and neck Supreme Court Case ruling on legality of bypassing the Constitution in order to jail Lula before his appeals process played out and remove him from the presidential elections, General Vilas Boas publicly threatened the Court.…
In 2016, US DOJ backed Lava Jato investigation Judge Sergio Moro worked with Federal Police to illegally wiretape President Rousseff, mixed a few out of context sections showing her and Lula swearing, and leaked it to Globo. Anglo media reported the event uncritically.
I am bringing these things up to shine a light on how coups work in the hopes that there aren't similar processes underway beneath the surface of the Trump administration. A lot of governmental institutions, especially those led by un-elected officials, tend to lean right.
It's relevant to note that it was the Obama/Biden administration's DOJ and FBI that worked closely with Lava Jato to remove Dilma Rousseff and open up Brazil's pre-salt oil reserves US companies. A coup now would be a regrettable "Chickens coming home to roost" moment for the DNC

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