Brazilian President Michel Temer on Monday withdrew a motion before the Supreme Court asking the panel to drop an investigation into alleged bribery and other crimes involving the chief executive. The decision means the investigation will proceed. Lawyers for the President said they will ask an independent laboratory to examine an audio tape, released last week, that appears to show Temer condoning payment of hush money to a former Chamber of Deputies Speaker. Temer’s lawyers said they were all but certain the examination will determine that the audio tape suffered some form of tampering. Separately, police has also been ordered to examine the tape.
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