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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court has approved an investigation of President Michel Temer after he was purportedly taped agreeing to bribe a powerful witness in a corruption probe, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.
Temer has denied condoning payment of a bribe and is expected to make a public statement about the allegations later in the day. The allegations have brought calls for his resignation or impeachment from opposition lawmakers.
Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Writing by Christian Plumb; Editing by Dan Grebler