May 4, 2020 / 8:12 PM / 23 days ago

Brazil attorney general seeks to hear ministers' testimony regarding possible crimes by president

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends a swearing in ceremony of the new Justice Minister Andre Luiz de Almeida Mendonca, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brasilia, Brazil, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s attorney general has asked the Supreme Court for permission to hear the testimony of three cabinet-level ministers in Brazil regarding possible crimes committed by President Jair Bolsonaro, it said on Monday.

In April, Brazil’s popular justice minister, Sergio Moro, resigned and accused Bolsonaro of firing the federal police chief in a bid to appoint an ally to the position and meddle in sensitive investigations.

Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Writing by Gram Slattery; Editing by Sandra Maler

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