- Bolsonaro‘s legal team claims that he “never took any action that conflicted with the limits.”
- a former Bolsonaro adviser said that the former president discussed overturning the results of last year’s election.
- Since leaving office, Bolsonaro has been the subject of numerous inquiries.
A report that claimed Jair Bolsonaro discussed organizing a coup to prevent Luiz Incio Lula da Silva from becoming president in January has been refuted by the former president of Brazil.
Bolsonaro “never took any measure that conflicted with the boundaries and assurances established by the constitution,” according to a statement released by three members of his legal team on Thursday and shared on social media.
A coup proposal
An ex-Bolsonaro adviser testified earlier in the day as part of a plea deal that the former president had discussed annulling the results of the election, which Lula had won, with the heads of Brazil’s armed forces.
Additionally, Bolsonaro’s legal team claimed that during his 2019–2022 term as president, he did not engage in any illegal behavior.
Since leaving office, Bolsonaro has been the subject of numerous inquiries, one of which is examining whether he was involved in the rioting and break-ins that his followers committed on January 8 in the nation’s capital, Brasilia.