Jason Miller, the ex-Trump advisor who left the former president to head the startup right wing Twitter-like social media site GETTR, said he was detained and questioned in Brazil on Tuesday.
A local early report out of Brazil had said Miller was "arrested." GETTR, Miller's social media company, says "Miller was detained and questioned – never arrested."
Miller, in a statement (below) posted by New York Times White House correspondent Annie Karni, says he was "questioned." The Independent confirmed that reporting.
Jason Miller statement: pic.twitter.com/T12NeeNohX
— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) September 7, 2021
The Washington Post reports that "Miller's questioning was ordered by Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes," and adds that "de Moraes has signed off on the arrest of multiple supporters of Bolsonaro as his office oversees a national investigation into misinformation."
Miller last week tweeted he was headed to the American far right wing conference CPAC, which was holding an event in Brazil.
Next stop: #CPACBrasil - lets's go! pic.twitter.com/HqpcAZ0Miu
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) September 3, 2021
This article has been updated to reflect additional information from The Washington Post and to include Miller's company's statement.