Former Trump aide and GETTER CEO Jason Miller on Tuesday was detained and then released at the Brasilia International airport in Brazil before returning to the US.
According to early reports, Miller was taken into custody on Tuesday to testify before the federal police under investigation 4874, which “investigates the organization of anti-democratic acts” in Brazil.
The order is said to have come from Alexandre de Moraes, a justice of Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court.
According to later reports, Jason Miller and his team have been released to fly back to the US after being questioned for three hours at the airport.
Miller said he was not accused of any wrongdoing and allowed on his way.
“This afternoon my traveling party was questioned for three hours at the airport in Brasilia, after having attended this weekend’s CPAC Brasil Conference,” he said in a statement.
“We were not accused of any wrongdoing, and told only that they “wanted to talk.”
“We informed them that we had nothing to say and were eventually released to fly back to the United States.
“Our goal of sharing free speech around the world continues.”
Here’s his statement about the incident:
While in Brazil, Miller reportedly met with President Jair Bolsonaro, Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro and former Chancellor Ernesto Araújo.
Miller traveled to Brazil as part of his work to promote Gettr, a new social network which is aimed at conservatives.
“The fact that we currently have over a quarter of a million Brazilians signed up is not insignificant,” Jason Miller said.
“We think this is a massive growth market for us, especially with elections in 2022.
“With all that energy and activity we think it’s a perfect place for us to step into and grow even more.”