On Tuesday, Jason Miller, who is a former Trump spokesman and the CEO of Gettr, was questioned for three hours before he left Brazil. He had gone to the country to speak at a conservative conference. He was detained after he met President Jair Bolsonaro and was questioned by the federal police according to local media reports.
Local media said that Jason Miller was detained at the Brasilia International Airport as he was getting ready to take off for the U.S. on a private jet. He was in the country to address a conservative conference. It was organized by CPAC-Brazil. Miller also met President Jair Bolsonaro after attending the conference.
Jason Miller released a statement which said that he and his traveling party were questioned for three hours, at the airport in Brasilia after attending CPAC Brazil Conference that was held over the weekend. He added that they were not accused of any wrongdoing but were told that they “wanted to talk.”
He said that he informed them that they had nothing to say and were eventually released. They then flew back to the nation. He concluded the statement saying that their goal of “free speech around the world continues.”
Metropoles, a Brazilian news outlet, said that the Gettr CEO was questioned under investigation 4874. This investigation is probing anti-democratic acts in Brazil. It was reportedly conducted under the orders of Justice Alexandre de Moraes.
Jason Miller had spoken to the Daily Mail before his trip to Brazil. He said that he was planning to meet popular politicians in the country and encourage them to join his platform Gettr, which is a pro-Trump social media outlet. He also said that it was significant that they had more than quarter of a million Brazilians on their platform.
Brazil is currently in a turmoil. Former leader Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva is leading in popularity and current President Jair Bolsonaro is trailing and would lose if the polls were conducted at this point of time.
However, the incumbent is not ready to give in to the popular vote. There is apprehension that there could be an insurrection a la January 6 in Brazil, similar to the one mounted by Trump supporters as the President Jair Bolsonaro is also the leader of the far right in Brazil.
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