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After listening to tape Temer says probe should be shelved: source

Published: 7:35 AM, May 19, 2017
Updated: 7:45 AM, May 19, 2017

BRASILIA - Brazil President Michel Temer believes an investigation into whether he condoned hush money should be shelved after he listened to the recording that triggered a political crisis in Brasilia, a presidential aide told Reuters on Thursday.

Temer found nothing that incriminates him in a recorded conversation with Joesley Batista, chairman of the world's largest meatpacker, JBS SA <JBSS3.SA>, the official said, asking not be named in order to speak freely.

Many lawmakers, including some Temer allies, have called for his resignation. REUTERS