Breaking: Trump Aide Jason Miller Reportedly Detained In Brazil For ‘Anti-Democratic Activity’
Jason Miller, a long-time aide to Donald Trump, announced last week he would be traveling to Brazil to participate in a CPAC event there. Now, there are reports he has been detained by the government for what’s being referred to as anti-democratic activity.
Miller announced the trip last week, proudly declaring that he would be joining Donald Trump Jr. for CPAC Brazil.
Excited to announce I’ll be joining Donald Trump Jr. in Brasilia next week as a Speaker at CPAC Brasil!
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) August 27, 2021
Financial Times reported that Miller and other “Trump acolytes” planned to fly to Brazil to support a MAGA — or MBGA — agenda, specifically for the re-election of president Jair Bolsonaro. However, Trump Jr. apparently did not make the trip, instead giving a live video address, blaming canceled flights due to hurricane activity.
He may have dodged a bullet — there are current reports suggesting that Jason Miller’s trip did not go exactly as planned, and that he was detained for questioning, with hints that he could be helping to encourage extremists to carry out an attack similar to the one Trump supporters attempted at the U.S. Capitol Building in January, after Donald Trump lost his re-election bid.
Further confirmation from Brazilian journalist below. Miller was in the country speaking with far right leaders as Brazil is bracing for a Jan. 6th-inspired insurrection/coup attempt, inspired by far-right president Jair Bolsonaro. https://t.co/C9QG3wTYzv
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 7, 2021
The English translation of a report from Metropolos says that Miller was preparing to board a private jet back to the United States when he was detained.
“Miller was detained to testify to the [Federal Police of Brazil] under investigation 4874, which investigates the organization of anti-democratic acts in Brazil. The order came from Minister Alexandre de Moraes, rapporteur of the investigation at the [Supreme Federal Tribunal].”