Former Top Trump Aide Jason Miller Detained, Questioned By Police In Brazil


Jason Miller, a former top aide to former President Donald Trump who runs the pro-Trump social media platform Gettr, confirmed reports he was detained and questioned by police in Brazil on Tuesday after he reportedly met with President Jair Bolsonaro.

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Miller told Forbes in a statement he and others he was traveling with for the Conservative Political Action Conference in Brazil were “questioned for three hours” at an airport in the capital city of Brasilia.

Miller claimed he was “not accused of any wrongdoing” and that police told him they only “‘wanted to talk,’” adding that he told the officers he had “nothing to say” and was later released to fly back to the U.S.

Miller was detained by Brazilian federal police as part of an investigation into “anti-democratic acts” after meeting with Bolsonaro, according to Brazilian news outlet Metrópoles, which first reported the development.

According to the outlet, the order to question Miller came from Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre De Moraes, who in August opened an investigation into unproven claims by Bolsonaro that Brazil’s federal elections in 2022 will be rife with fraud.

Forbes has reached out to Miller and the Brazilian police for comment.

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