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.
“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.