23/06/2016 14h00 - Updated 23/06/2016 14h00

Paulo Bernardo prison ruled out defense Dilma in the Committee on Impeachment

The Commission opened the session on Thursday without the presence of Gleisi Hoffmann Senator, wife of Paul Bernardo and member Dilma defense of the front line in committee.
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The arrest of Communications Paulo Bernardo former minister this morning (23) reached the defense core away President Rousseff in suing Commission of the Senate Impeachment.

In hearsay phase of defense witnesses, the Commission opened the session on Thursday without the presence of Gleisi Hoffmann Senator (PT-PR), wife of Paul Bernardo and member Dilma defense of the front line in committee, alongside Vanessa Grazziotin (PCdoB-AM) and Lindbergh Farias (PT-RJ).

"Today the senator does not come, she is at home with the children ", confirmed Lindbergh. "But you sure will be here tomorrow, will be here next week and will continue participating in the commission of the same ", he added.

Senator PT questioned about possible political motives in the fact that the operation has been triggered at the current time, when the Senate considers the impeachment of Rousseff, but sought to deny that this will affect the defense of the president away. "If you think we will change our position here on the Impeachment Commission are mistaken."

For Senator José Medeiros (PSD-MT), integrating the block making opposition to Dilma in committee, the arrest of Paul Bernardo will have great influence on the judgment of the president away.

"I have in mind that this shortens the walk impeachment. I see that this has a direct impact on these discussions ", Medeiros said about Bernardo prison. "A fact of this magnitude, it impacts here in judgment of value, the free conviction of the senators who are on the committee "

This morning, Senators questioned Undersecretary of Planning, Budget and Administration of the Ministry of Science, Technology and inovation, Anderson Lozi Rock, one of Rousseff's defense witnesses. At this time, former Secretary of Federal Budget, Esther Dweck, his testimony to lawmakers.

Operation Cost Brazil
Operation Cost Brazil is an offshoot of Operation Lava Jet and investigating a kickback payment scheme over R $ 100 million to various public officials and political agents of the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management, between the years 2010 e 2015. Former Minister Paulo Bernardo was arrested in Brasilia and will be taken to São Paulo.

Source: Agency Brazil

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