The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) warned Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that he needs to stop sounding the alarm about election fraud…or else.
CIA Director William Burns gave the warning to Bolsonaro during a private, closed-door meeting last July, an anonymous source has told Reuters. The Brazil’s Institutional Security Cabinet (GSI) is refusing to corroborate the report.
“The matters dealt with in intelligence meetings are confidential,” it said. “The GSI does not receive messages from any country in the world, nor does it transmit them.”
Bolsonaro, nicknamed the Trump of the Tropics, has repeatedly said that he will not tolerate election fraud in his nation’s upcoming presidential elections, which are set for Oct. 2. Bolsonaro has been targeted with censorship from his own government as the political establishment he upended desperately tries to oust him from office.
Big League Politics has reported on Bolsonaro’s words that the upcoming presidential election will either result in his victory, his imprisonment or his death:
“During a speech delivered to evangelical Christian leaders over the weekend, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that he can only see three options for his future: prison, death, or victory.
“I have three alternatives for my future: being arrested, killed, or victory,” Bolsanaro, a former army captain, told the crowd of evangelicals while delivering an address about the country’s upcoming election in 2022.
The national conservative leader added: “You can be sure the first option will not happen. I’m doing the right thing and I owe nothing to anyone. No man on earth will threaten me.”
Evangelical Christians have played and continue to play a crucial role in Bolsonaro’s electoral success.
Bolsonaro’s fiery words come amid growing tensions with the country’s judiciary, which he insists is comprised greatly of left-wing activists judges, and communist sympathizers who seek to remove him from high office.
To ensure a fair and balanced election in 2022, Bolsonaro has been trying, somewhat in vain, to revamp Brazil’s current electronic voting system – which like all electronic voting systems, can be easily hacked – to one that leaves a paper trail, and is thus less vulnerable to fraud.
Source: Big League Politics