A key congressional report, released Tuesday, recommends rejection of an indictment against Brazilian President Michel Temer and two close aides. Prosecutors last month brought indictments against Temer and his two top advisers, Wellington Moreira Franco and Eliseu Padilha, for alleged conspiracy and obstruction of justice. The three can only be tried in the Brazilian Supreme Court and then only if the Chamber of Deputies votes to accept the indictments. The indictments are now before the Chamber of Deputies Judiciary Committee, which chose conservative Congressman Bonifácio de Andada to conduct a thorough review. Tuesday, Andrada delivered his report, saying the indictments should be thrown out because they are based on the questionable testimony of unreliable witnesses and are not supported by documentary evidence. The committee will vote on the recommendation in the coming days. A previous indictment against Temer, on charges related to alleged corruption, was thrown out by the Chamber of Deputies earlier this year.
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