May 18, 2017 / 5:31 PM / a year ago

Brazil's Supreme Court approves probe into Temer: Globo TV

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s Supreme Court has approved an investigation of President Michel Temer after he was purportedly taped agreeing to bribe a powerful witness in a sprawling anti-graft investigation, Globo TV reported on Thursday without citing a source.

FILE PHOTO - Brazil's Vice President Michel Temer speaks during a news conference in Brasilia, Brazil April 11, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/File Photo

Temer has denied the allegation that he condoned paying a bribe and is expected to make a public statement about the allegations later in the day.

Reporting by Bruno Federowski and Christian Plumb Editing by W Simon

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