Brazil Attorney General Seeks To Block Dilma Rousseff Impeachment Case

April 6, 2016 1:39 AM

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Brazil Attorney General Seeks To Block Dilma Rousseff Impeachment Case

BRASILIA: Brazil's attorney general will ask a congressional committee on Monday to dismiss impeachment charges against President Dilma Rousseff on grounds there is no legal basis for the proceedings, his office said in a statement.

Jose Eduardo Cardozo, the government's main legal advisor, will argue that the decision by lower house speaker Eduardo Cunha to accept the impeachment request was motivated by his desire for political revenge against Rousseff, his bitter political rival.

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